How Wheat Grass Juice Can Improve Your Health

List: Posted: 03/05/12

Wheat grass is one of the most powerful sources of natural vegetable nutrition available.  Modern-day society places a lot of stress on our bodies, which can be offset by adequate exercise and good nutrition.  An ounce or two of wheat grass a day can help to restore the body back to health.


Super-Food

 

Two ounces of juiced wheat grass is equivalent to consuming two pounds of fresh and nutrient-rich vegetables.  While we still need the fiber from fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh wheat grass juice is an excellent way to receive a great source of complete protein.  In fact, it contains 30 enzymes that will help to keep you energized throughout your busy day, which is why many people opt to take a shot of wheat grass first thing in the morning.  It is a much healthier alternative to coffee or sugary, caffeinated soft drinks.


Beta-Carotene Wonder

 

There is also a healthy dose of beta-carotene in wheat grass, which is beneficial for skin and eye health.  Beta-carotene acts as an antioxidant.  A shot of wheat grass juice a day is thought to reduce the risk of cancer by as much as 40 percent.  Additionally, it includes a superb source of essential minerals, such as magnesium, iron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc.

 

It is amazing that a small, two-ounce cup of juiced wheat grass can provide such extensive health benefits! 


Preparation Tips

 

To ensure that you are getting the most from wheat grass, make sure that it is freshly juiced.  Many health food stores serve up shots, which are fresher and contain more nutrients.  You might also consider purchasing a juicer specifically designed for wheat grass.  Adding whole wheat grass to smoothies or attempting to blend it into foods will not effectively extract the necessary juices.

 

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