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Benefits Of Wheatgrass Powder


Wheatgrass is a plant grown from part of the common wheat plant.  It would never actually turn into wheat, but instead it looks like grass.  It can be grown indoors or outdoors and harvested when it is ready to be used.  Normally, the grass is cut and then put through a juicer so that the green juice from the stalks is extracted.  That green juice, which is rich in various vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, and chlorophyll, then is ready to either be drunk immediately or to be mixed into other fruit or vegetable juice. Wheatgrass Powder can also be mixed with you favourite meals.


Many have long touted the health benefits of drinking this juice, saying that it possibly provides all sorts of health benefits ranging from just a general feeling of well-being and overall vitality to claims of preventing cancers and also detoxification from heavy metal poisoning. Some have claimed that wheatgrass helps with digestion and improving blood flow throughout the body.  Of course, some of these claims are true because it is true with any leafy green vegetable.  But, if you don’t like the idea of chowing down on a lot of spinach or eating a bunch of broccoli, then drinking this juice might be a very simple way for you to get your daily suggested intake of so many vitamins and minerals as well as chlorophyll, iron, calcium, and potassium in a painless way.  


There are many studies that have been done studying the effects of ingesting the green juice to cure various health issues.  Some have not proven to be all the efficacious, although of course other studies have shown that there may be some specific benefits.  Some scientific have shown there may be some positive benefits from drinking wheatgrass juice for people undergoing certain types of chemotherapy and also some patients who needed transfusions were found to need fewer and had fewer side effects.  One study showed particular benefit for patients who were suffering with ulcerative colitis and along with that they had less rectal bleeding and their disease was just less active. 


To sum up, there may very well be some limited benefits with drinking wheatgrass juice or supplements made with it, but naturally none of the claims can be taken completely as a medical miracle.  These supplements might possibly offer some benefits to some individuals, but as always a physician should be consulted and asked about whether this would be a good option for each person.  

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