THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TAKE A SHOT OF WHEATGRASS.
Updated: Oct 5
Your body fasts for about 8 hours when you sleep.
Chances are one of these is your first drink of the day.
Consider adding a wheatgrass shot to this list.
Not as an everyday routine.
But a few times a week can be a great supplement to your health.
What is so special about wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass can be shared with your entire family. This includes your pet. It has to be my favorite quality of wheatgrass. The health benefits for your pet are very similar to your health benefits. You can read all about the health benefits of wheatgrass for your pet in Pet Health: 5 Health benefits you need to know about wheatgrass for your pet.
Taking a shot of wheatgrass in the morning can give you a boost of energy.
Caffeine is not necessary.
As a natural detoxifier wheatgrass cleanses your liver and blood. It removes toxins and bacteria from your body increasing your energy. The perfect boost to get your day started. An increase in vitality and stamina also helps with the breakdown of glucose.
Healthline describes wheatgrass as a superfood.
It’s rich in nutrients, vitamins, and healthy fibers that nourish your overall health. It’s also a great source of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, prevent cell damage, and strengthen the immune system.
Antioxidants present in wheatgrass include Vitamin E, Vitamin B’s 3 and 12, and Vitamin C. These antioxidants are beneficial to the cells in the body by:
Speeding up metabolism
Strengthening the immune system
Stimulating the nervous system
Reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer
Wheatgrass also contains enzymes that aid with digestion. Enzymes and wheatgrass detox properties can relieve bloating, constipation, and discomfort. Wheatgrass cleanses your intestines helping with many digestion problems. As per Healthline, it will boost your metabolism and reduce cravings. It can help you lose weight, which in turn lowers your cholesterol.
Chlorophyll is another antioxidant present in wheatgrass. Chlorophyll is a plant pigment with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. This is what helps reduce inflammation in your body. It can help with arthritic symptoms like stiffness, pain, and swelling.
If you like DIYs, try creating an ointment out of wheatgrass. First, you need to make oil out of wheatgrass. Then, you can use it to make an ointment with beeswax.
Try it! Here is a video that walks you through the entire process:
Wheatgrass has many health benefits for your body.
However, it does have its side effects when you take too much.
Intaking excessive amounts of wheatgrass can upset your body. This is why a shot a day, a few times a week is enough. Take note of your body’s reaction. You should also avoid wheatgrass if you’re pregnant or lactating.
Wheatgrass side effects include:
According to Healthline, a typical dose of wheatgrass is 1 oz to 4 oz or 2 shots. A powdered dose is 3g to 5g or 1 tsp. Drinking 8 oz. of water after taking wheatgrass can help reduce your risk for side effects.
Start with a small dose and gradually increase. This will help your body get used to wheatgrass.
Wheatgrass can be kept in your kitchen.
In a mason jar, or grow it in your backyard. It’s easy to grow and care for. Within 5 days you will have a health supplement for you and your pet.
It’s an easy DIY for the weekend.
I teach you just how to grow and care for wheatgrass in
Wheatgrass is great for many health concerns.
In holistic medicine, health concerns are treated from inside to the outside. Consider lifestyle changes in your routine. Start by evaluating your environment, nutrition, physical activity, and so on. Speak with your doctor or holistic health practitioner for the best approach to your health concerns.
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