Hailed as a superfood that increases blood count and boosts immunity, Wheatgrass (popularly known as gehu ki ghaas) is packed with several benefits. Having a robust immunity can help us stay protected against infections. When it comes to the right food for ‘immunity building’ or ‘strengthening our body’s internal defense mechanism’ over the long term, wheatgrass is among the less-talkedabout yet highly effective immunity builders. It has been used as a food, drink or dietary supplement since a long time owing to its inherent superfood nature.
Wheatgrass is rich in vitamins A, C, D, E, K and vitamin B Complex and is a storehouse of essential minerals and antioxidants. Known for its properties to detox, cleanse and boost immunity naturally from the inside. Wheatgrass shots and juice is becoming a popular option in metropolitan cities to get the daily boost of immunity without much hassle.
Here are a few more ways, about how wheatgrass can help you stay healthy and hydrated, especially during this season:
Eliminates toxins and boosts immunity
Wheatgrass is a superfood loaded with generous amounts of antioxidants, power of 17 amino acids along with iron and calcium. Give your immunity a boost with this ingredient that works like a pro to elevate metabolism. The presence of essential nutrients also makes it a great companion for detox.
Antioxidants act against the effects of ‘free-radical’ particles in the body which have links to cell death, cancer and accelerated ageing. Antioxidants also help to reduce chronic inflammation in the body, linked to everything from diabetes to cancer to degenerative brain diseases.
Helps in weight loss and controls cholesterol
It contains thylakoids which when substituted in your diet makes you feel full and satiated thus helping in promoting weight loss. Also, many studies suggest that consuming wheatgrass can help lower the bad cholesterol levels in your body. So add those wheatgrass shots in your morning regime or add a little in your evening juice. Try it to feel the difference.
Detoxification and Liver Strengthener
Wheatgrass is 70% rich in chlorophyll, which is good for cleansing the liver Gall bladder and purifying blood by eliminating various harmful toxins. One wheatgrass capsule a day can purify the body. Isn’t that amazing?
With a gluten-free, soy-free, entirely vegan profile and low in calories, wheatgrass is a healthy choice. To name its few benefits— stabilises blood sugar levels, lowers cholesterol, reduces fatigue, boosts energy and metabolism and promotes the formation of red blood cells. Although ready-made and fresh wheatgrass juices are available in the market, opt for the capsules if you struggle to adapt your tastebuds to the wheatgrass flavour. Indulge in this nutrientdense superfood and feel the difference yourself!
The writer is managing director of Jivo Wellness.