By Amrita Harjani of Dr Wheatgrass

It‘s no surprise that wheatgrass has come into its own as a healthy ingredient with which people find themselves obsessed. Wheatgrass is one of nature’s purest elixirs and has many benefits that range from repairing body cells and increasing energy levels to enhancing beauty from head to toe. Although the origins of the name suggest that it is a member of the wheat family, it does not contain any gluten. Wheatgrass is an amazing source of vitamins A and C, as well as amino acids, and is also made up of 70% chlorophyll.

Health benefits

This little green wheat is an amazing purifier, with benefits that are able to be felt internally as well as seen on the outside through that natural glow that comes with a cleansed, well-functioning body. 

The body is constantly fighting against serious illnesses like cancer, harmful bacteria, cholesterol, weak immunity and an under-active thyroid. Wheatgrass is a very strong antioxidant and has an amazing ability to purify the body and cleanse it of many toxins. Also, just one shot of this superfood will give you a blast of energy. This is because of wheatgrass‘ ability to supply red blood cells to the whole body.

When it comes to beauty and skin problems, wheatgrass juice (or products made of this superfood) can be used for curing skin problems like eczema and psoriasis. A daily intake of wheatgrass juice is also good for acne-prone skin and can aid with lessening scars and blemishes.

Benefits are still being discovered

  • A glass of wheatgrass juice contains vitamins, amino acids, liver enzymes and chlorophyll.
  • It has 98 of 102 earth elements found in the soil. Phosphorus, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium are amongst these important elements.
  • Wheatgrass has more vitamin A and C than oranges or carrots. 
  • It contains 17 amino acids. This indicates that wheatgrass juice is a protein-rich food supplement. Protein helps to build muscle tissues, repairs cells and clots blood.

And who knows how many more benefits wheatgrass has that are still yet to be discovered?

Stop by SpiceBox Organics at 137 Caine Road, Mid-Levels, or 39–45 Hau Wo Street, Kennedy Town, to get a wheatgrass boost to start your day off right. 

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