How to eat Wheatgrass and why you should
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Most people juice wheatgrass. It’s just not that appetizing to eat blades of grass, and although the taste is not as bad as I expected… it does in fact taste like grass. That is why it’s best to go with SHOTS, SHOTS, SHOTS!!!
So why do you want to try wheatgrass?? Because it is packed with nutrients AND IT’S GLUTEN FREE. Wheatgrass is a good alternative for grains for people who cannot have gluten. Gluten is found only in the seed kernels of wheat, not in the grasses themselves. Unfortunately, there is still a possibility of gluten contamination as the wheatgrass grows straight from the seed kernels. We harvest our wheatgrass with extreme care to ensure that only the gluten-free blades of grass will be packaged for sale. We still suggest washing the wheatgrass thoroughly before consuming if you have Celiac Disease or a wheat allergy.
Nutrients: Potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium.
There are also claims that wheatgrass can cure colitis, shrink tumors, and prolong your life. One scientific study did show that wheatgrass juice helped control symptoms of ulcerative colitis, or the chronic inflammation of the large intestine. The study was done in 2002 in consisted of a group of people who were all diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. All of the patients resumed their usual medical care, but half of them were given 3 ounces of wheatgrass juice every day for one month. Those who drank the juice had less pain and diarrhea than those who did not receive wheatgrass shots.
There is no scientific evidence of wheatgrass shrinking tumors or curing cancer, although there are many claims of people who say it helped them individually.
Wheatgrass is generally considered safe, although a few individuals have reported nausea, headaches, hives, or swelling in the throat within minutes of drinking its juice. Hives and swollen throat are often signs of a serious allergic reaction and should be handled as an emergency. Anyone having these kinds of symptoms after ingesting wheatgrass may have even more severe reactions to it later.
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