We know the word ‘wheatgrass’ strikes fear into your heart because it has ‘grass’ in it, but it actually tastes really lovely, like mild and slightly sweet green tea. It is also very nutritious. Health Coach Sharon Ghanime recommends incorporating wheatgrass into your daily routine for the best results.
Sharon Ghanime is a registered 500hr Yoga teacher and practitioner since 2010. In 2015, she ventured to India and delved deep into eastern cultural studies by immersing herself in the Ashtanga lineage. Sharon travels yearly to Mysore to study at the source KPJAYI with her teacher Sharath Jois. A Vipassana meditator and Reiki practitioner, Sharon has also completed in Bali a second-degree initiation in the Usui System of Reiki and is now residing in Beirut and teaching Yoga regularly.
What are the health benefits of wheatgrass?
Health enthusiasts have long raved about the countless benefits of this plant and for good reason. Here’s why:
Wheatgrass is a superfood.
Wheatgrass contains a powerful combination of nutrients that make it extremely beneficial to your health. It is known as complete nourishment and has many therapeutic benefits. Wheatgrass may be an excellent choice for improving your health due to its extensive combination of vitamins and nutrients. Wheatgrass contains antioxidants, antibacterial agents, and anti-inflammatory compounds.
Wheatgrass reduces cravings.
Because wheatgrass contains so many nutrients, your body does not crave other foods to compensate for any vitamin or mineral deficiencies.
Wheatgrass eliminates toxins.
Wheatgrass nutrients aid the body in getting rid of impurities and stored toxins. For example, chlorophyll aids in detoxification and promotes healthy liver function. When your body is cleansed, you may notice an increase in energy and overall health.
Wheatgrass supports the immune system.
Wheatgrass improves the performance of your immune system. This can aid in the prevention of infection and disease. Furthermore, when your immunity is at its peak, you will feel much better. If you do become ill, having a strong immune system will help you recover faster.
Wheatgrass aids in weight loss.
Wheatgrass may be the answer if you need to lose a few pounds.
Wheatgrass contains selenium, which is necessary for the thyroid gland to function properly. According to a 2013 study published in Clinical Endocrinology, increasing your intake of selenium can help improve irregular thyroid function, even when it is associated with other issues such as autoimmune diseases.
The thyroid is one of your body's natural weight management tools, so ensure that your thyroid is healthy by downing wheatgrass shot first thing in the morning.
Wheatgrass clears the skin of acne and scars.
Wheatgrass juice is one of the most potent sources of living chlorophyll on the market today. To reap the full benefits, the chlorophyll must be freshly extracted from a living plant. Wheatgrass has been used topically to treat burns, ulcers, and other skin lesions, and there may be something to that: Wheatgrass contains chlorophyll, which has antibacterial properties and may aid in the prevention of infections.
Furthermore, chlorophyll has been shown to stimulate the production of red blood cells, which are required for the formation of healthy new tissue.
Wheatgrass aids digestion and constipation.
Wheatgrass contains a high concentration of enzymes, which aid digestion by assisting your body in breaking down food and absorbing nutrients. This can aid in digestion.
Wheatgrass’s detoxifying properties clean your intestines, resulting in less gas, bloating, and abdominal discomfort. Wheatgrass may also aid in the treatment of constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, and other digestive problems.
Easy Recipe For Wheatgrass Smoothie
One of Sharon’s favorite and easiest recipes including wheatgrass is Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie.
The ingredients you will need:
- 2 spoons Peanut Butter
- 1/4 cup non-dairy yogurt or milk
- 1 teaspoon Wheat Grass
- 1 banana
- Handful of ice
Here’s how to make that delicious smoothie. First, combine all the ingredients in the blender. Keep blending until you get a smooth mixture. Pour into your favorite cup and enjoy!
The best time to have this energizing smoothie is at breakfast after a morning Yoga practice or workout routine. You can also drink it during the evening before an early dinner.
Integrate superfoods into your daily or weekly diet, and watch your mental and physical wellbeing elevate. The key is consistency. So, get started today because nothing feels as good as good health!
If you have any questions about this subject, feel free to reach out!