Benefits Of Wheatgrass

 

Wheatgrass Benefits

 
12 Benefits of Wheatgrass
 

Wheatgrass is a good source of vitamins A, C, E, and K, and of vitamin B6, zinc, iron, selenium, and manganese and a great addition to healthy diet. In addtion to that, wheatgrass can assist wound healing and skin recovery.

 

According to medical scientists and researchers, wheatgrass stimulates growth factors that are responsible for numerous physiological and immunological processes in humans and animals. Here are some examples:

  • Improve the immune system: when the immune system is supported, we have a better chance of healing. A 2004 study in the journal of Indian Pediatrics showed that wheatgrass was such a powerful red blood cell booster it was able to reduce the need for transfusions in patients.
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  • Stimulate Circulation: Wheatgrass has the ability to increase the amount of oxygen in the blood, making it a good way to stimulate circulation.
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  • Antioxidant effects: A study suggests (Phytother. Res. 20, 2006) wheatgrass contains higher antioxidant levels than typical vegetables. Antioxidants reverse the effects of free radicals, which volatile compounds in the body have links to aging and other health issues.
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  • Exfoliates skin by removing dead skin cells. Wheatgrass also Restores skin thickness and facilitates an internal rejuvenating mechanism, enhancing the youthful glow and elasticity of your skin (The Complete Guide to Growing and Using Wheatgrass: Everything You Need To Know - By Loraine R. Dégraff)
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  • Promote Anti-aging: In addtion to slowing down skin and hair aging, wheatgrass helps delay frailty, muscle atrophy, relative obesity, and increased frequency of fractures
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  • Antiseptic Properties: Due to its antiseptic properties, wheatgrass is ideal for healing bruises, sores, insect bites, rashes, cuts, and scrapes. In the American Journal of Surgery (1940), Benjamin Gruskin, M.D. recommends wheatgrass for is antiseptic benefits to heal wounds, hasten skin grafting, leg ulcers and so on.
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  • Aids Digestion: According to the American Cancer Society, wheatgrass contains certain alkaline minerals that provide relief from ulcers, constipation, and diarrhea.
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  • Cleansing and Detoxification: Wheatgrass contains beneficial enzymes that help protect us from carcinogens and lessens the effects of radiation and digest toxins in the body. Wheatgrass will drain the lymph system, which carries away many toxins from body cells when an imbalance exists--sore tendons and joints, degenerative disease, etc.
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  • Pain Relief, Anti-Inflammatory: Wheatgrass helps lowering and eliminating general inflammation. Thus, it provides relief from common body aches and pains
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  • Blood Builder: Wheatgrass molecules closely resemble that of the hemin molecule, the pigment which combines with protein to form hemoglobin. The major difference is the wheatgrass molecule contains magnesium as it’s central atom, and the hemin molecule contains iron. The molecular structure of these two substances is almost identical in all other respects. Wheatgrass juice has been proven to build red blood cells quickly after ingestion. It normalizes high blood pressure and stimulates healthy tissue cell growth. 
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  • Lower Cholesterol: In a 2011 study, Wheatgrass was found to both help lower cholesterol and manage high levels of cholesterol in the body. It was found that it does this by lowering triglyceride levels and ultimately decreases inflammation and lowers oxidative stress.  
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  • Enhances fat metabolism to reduce weight: Wheatgrass is like a natural energy drink and it contains selenium, which is crucial for the healthy functioning of the thyroid gland. The thyroid is one of your body’s natural weight management tools. According to a 2013 study in Clinical Endocrinology, adding selenium to your diet can help improve irregular thyroid function, even when linked to other issues such as autoimmune diseases.
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