With so much pollution around and toxins that go into food, one can never be too careful with what we consume. It is quite easy to eat fast food and microwave dinners especially for people who are always on the go. Despite our busy schedules, it is not too late to invest in our health and find ways to detoxify our bodies.
Wheatgrass has gained popularity over the years as the go-to-drink to cleanse our bodies of unwanted junk. Wheatgrass is the first leaf of the wheat plant; it looks very much like ordinary grass you see in the yard. Juice from the wheat grass is extracted using a wheatgrass juicer. It can be bought in powder or tablet form in health food stores. If you wish to have it fresh, it is very easy to grow some in a tray and investing in a good manual or electric wheatgrass juicer can be a great idea.
More than an ordinary health drink, it is considered a super food in some health circles. This juice is a rich source of vitamins A, B and E and packed with minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and zinc. It also contains essential amino acids that can supplement the bodyΓÇÖs daily needs. Being a young green plant, the grass juice contains chlorophyll that cleanses the organs and detoxifies the blood. It is also a rich source of fiber, aiding digestion, flushing away toxins and speeds up ones metabolism. There have also been studies showing that the fresh juice directly applied on the skin reduces blemishes and sunspots as well as tightening the skin. Since the juice is already predigested by the juicer, the health benefits are easily absorbed by the body.
Drinking wheatgrass juice at a rate of about two ounces, three or four times a week is a good start. There is no need to rush as it can also have side effects such as nausea when taken in large portions. Even as a health drink, too much of a good thing can have bad results. If you would like to take it for therapy, it is good to consult a health professional.