What are the evidence based benefits of wheatgrass?

What are the evidence based benefits of wheatgrass?

Raw Live wheatgrass juice is extraordinarily rich in nutrients and chlorophyll and contains high doses of Vitamin A, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin E.  It contains:

  • Over 91 minerals
  • 20 amino acids
  • 80 active enzymes

Our raw, Organic, fresh wheatgrass juice contains higher levels of Chlorophyll than any other green vegetable. Due to its exceptionally high nutritional content, it has many health benefits.

Supports a healthy immune system
One of the documented Wheatgrass benefits is its ability to increase red blood cells in the body, making it an excellent immunity booster.  It contains key nutrients that help to support the immune system, such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and enzymes. This gives your body the nutrients it needs to fight off infections.

Supports healthy skin

The old saying "you are what you eat", has a lot of truth in it, by making changes to our diet we can positively affect our skin health.

Wheatgrass has high levels of chlorophyll which helps cleanse toxins from our gut to support and repair our skin health, leading to clearer, less congested skin. It is also high in antioxidants which fight free radicals to prevent damage and reduce oxidative stress on the skin.

Type 2 Diabetes
People have used wheatgrass as a traditional medicine for type 2 diabetes for a long time, and some scientists have found evidence that it may help. A 2016 study on rats, for example, found that wheatgrass raised insulin levels and helped lower blood glucose.
Experts believe that inflammation plays a role in diabetes. By fighting inflammation, wheatgrass may also support people managing both diabetes and some of its complications.

An excellent antioxidant
Wheatgrass also contains several important antioxidants, including glutathione and vitamins C and E.
Antioxidants are compounds that fight free radicals to prevent cell damage and reduce oxidative stress.
Some studies have found that antioxidants may help protect against certain conditions, such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis and neurodegenerative diseases (article here).

Supports a healthy digestive system
Practitioners of traditional medicine have long used wheatgrass to reduce stomach pain and manage minor gastrointestinal problems, such as diarrhoea or digestive problems. 

It is worth mentioning that wheatgrass does not contain gluten or wheat.
Due to the high level of nutrients wheatgrass juice supports a healthy digestive system. Our skin is the largest organ in the body and wraps around all internal organs and also the intestinal tract. This means, as wheatgrass juice is effective in supporting healthy skin, it has also been found to help our digestive system.
Wheatgrass also has a high fibre content, which helps to keep the gut healthy.
Authors of a 2014 review suggested that wheatgrass may help against the symptoms of ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory condition that affects the large intestine.

Increases vitality and provides a tangible energy boost

Wheatgrass Juice has long been highly regarded for its nutritional properties by health professionals. As it is particularly rich in Vitamins A, B5, B12 and E it helps to increase vitality and provides a long-lasting energy boost. This is something many of our customers feel very quickly and tell us makes a big difference in their health and wellness. 

Lots of research has been undertaken into the benefits of wheatgrass juice, one great source of reference is www.wheatgrassevidence.org, another is " Natures finest Medicine" by Steve Meyerowitz. Of course, at Britt's Superfoods, we are always ready to help answer your questions so please feel free to give us a call on 0800 228 9450.

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