So I’ve been making an effort to mix more smoothies into my diet as a morning snack. On days where I’m wildly running errands I’ve occassionally stopped into Booster Juice to get one made for me.
My local store advertises wheat grass, which was a new concept for me as I don’t usually dive into superfood fads. I told myself I would do some research later to get the details on the grass. I did and a couple days later I saw wheat grass plants on sale at the grocery store. It was meant to be. I decided to buy a plant and try it out. I have had my plant less than a week, indoors during a BC winter and am getting close to a second cut. This stuff grows like a WEED…it’s awesome and exciting.
Wheatgrass offers numerous health benefits (as all superfood fads do).
It is high in chlorophyll which carries high levels of oxygen, helping oxyginate the blood. Increasing the oxygen has shown to also increase red blood cell production which assists in the recovery from disease and other ailments.
Wheatgrass also helps neutralize toxins and pollutants in the body. It contains different enzymes that help protect against carcinogens.
It is packed with vitamins and minerals such as iron, A, B-complex, C, E, I and K. It also contains 17 amino acids.
There are so many other benefits but these are some of my favourite. Some studies suggest 1 ounce of juice equals 2 lbs of produce so you’d be silly not to try it.