Have you overheard anyone order a wheatgrass juice at your local cafe lately?
While wheatgrass may seem like a new fad to those who are unfamiliar with its natural benefits, wheatgrass has been in prominent use since the late 20th century. It’s beloved by many who are familiar with just how beneficial it can be to add into the mix of daily food and supplement intakes. If you haven’t become acquainted with wheatgrass, it’s important that you do - its natural properties are beneficial to all kinds of individuals, and it couldn’t be easier to consume. Despite its misleading name, wheatgrass is gluten-free, so it’s applicable to even those with gluten sensitivities.
Here are three reasons why you’re overdue for a wheatgrass date (there’s no better time to start than the present).
Wheatgrass displays anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-apoptosis properties.
Anti-inflammatory is a term you’re probably familiar with (substances that are anti-inflammatory work to reduce inflammation and swelling of a wide variety). Natural foods that are anti-inflammatory in nature are recommended for regular consumption thanks to a multitude of benefits they may contribute to all kinds of illnesses and ailments, including potentially reducing the risk of heart disease, obesity, inflammatory bowel diseases, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, psoriasis and more.
Odds are, you’ve also heard of antioxidants, which are natural or man-made substances that can prevent or delay certain types of cell damage. There’s a reason you see ‘full of antioxidants’ labelled on many items on supermarket shelves. These are also encouraged within a balanced, healthy food intake.
Anti-apoptosis, however? This is the starving of cancer cells. When you mix the three together, you’re looking at a natural substance that can help you fight inflammation, cell damage, and the growth of cancer cells.
That wheatgrass juice just became an even better choice for breakfast.
Wheatgrass is high in magnesium.
Magnesium is an essential component for muscle and heart health. It goes above and beyond this core area of functionality by also aiding in detoxification, which can be beneficial for the treatment of ulcerative colitis through the provision of concentrated nutrients.
It’s also been shown to help you stay in a deep sleep state for longer, which, naturally, means you’re more refreshed in the morning. It’s a win-win!
This has a natural bonus for those of us who are looking to cut down on sugar and caffeine. If you’ve been reaching for either of these options in a battle to keep your energy up, consuming more greens and increasing your magnesium intake is one simple way to give your body the boost it needs.
Wheatgrass is incredibly versatile
There are so many ways you can work this natural ingredient into your daily food intake. Our wheatgrass comes from freshly snipped wheatgrass taps, added for their chlorophyll, vitamin and mineral content alongside organic, gluten-free wheatgrass powder. Whether you’re snacking on a Matcha Protein Ball, getting a coffee hit in a My Vitality sip, powering up with a My Green Energy juice or tapping into wheatgrass through the juices in our cleanses, you can easily find an option to bring a touch of wheatgrass into your daily intake.