The process, of “getting healthy” can involve many aspects including nutrition, exercise, mental and emotion health, etc. However, in this article we’ll be focusing on nutrition, mainly wheatgrass shots. A wheatgrass shot can yield tremendous health benefits and anyone can take advantage of it. Although it can really boost your health by itself, it’s highly recommended that you include it into a diet along with a workout regime.
Nowadays, trying to live healthy can be a bit of a challenge. For a lot of people, exercise has become a type of chore, especially when compared to fine time on the couch watching TV. Healthy balanced diets are forgone because of the addictive taste of excessive grease and fatty foods. It’s because of all this that our society’s health is quickly deteriorating, some at a slower place than other, but we all pay the same price.
Wheatgrass is basically prepared from the cotyledons (young grass) of the common wheat plant, also known as Triticum aestivum. It’s extremely nutritious and provides health benefits equivalent to many servings of vegetables. Although the effects are most potent when it’s freshly juiced, you can also find them conveniently in tablet and powder form.
Reasons for taking wheatgrass
Many people who take wheatgrass shots as a part of their diet have praised it for its ability to:
- Improve digestion
- Detoxify the bloodstream
- Lessen the symptoms of menopause
- Provide relief from constipation
- Prevent diabetes
- Prevent many diseases
- Improve the quality of life and much more
Although wheatgrass shots are not meant to replace healthy diets, many people use it as a way to replace their daily intake of fruits and vegetables. We don’t recommend this as we’ve actually seen much better results when it’s taken in conjunction with a healthy meal plan.
Wheat grass contains a varying degree of minerals, vitamins, nutrients, enzymes and even chlorophyll to help “feed” your cells and maintain your body’s natural detoxification abilities.
You might be asking yourself what exactly a wheatgrass shot is. Well, this shot is a concentrated amount of juice extracted from fresh wheatgrass. It tends to be a very strong, green color due to its high concentration of chlorophyll. A single shot contains protein, Vitamins B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Beta Carotene, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Potassium and Phosphorus to name a few.
Since the shots are squeezed or liquefied directly from a wheatgrass juicing machine, it tends to taste just like grass. Fortunately, the juice can be quickly taken (as a shot) or mixed with various types of fruit juices to suit your taste buds.
How much to take
The average serving size that most people take is about 30 mL per day, although some people prefer to take higher doses twice or three times a day. Although wheatgrass is very beneficial for maintaining proper health and vitality, too much of something good can be bad. Taking too much of it in such short periods of time can lead to bloating, cramps and gas.
Wheatgrass shots can easily be purchased at juice bars, but obtaining shots this way can be relatively expensive. For this reason, if you are planning on adding wheatgrass to your daily regime, we recommend growing the plant and making your own for maximum long-term benefit.
Aside from the mentioned health benefits, nutrients, minerals and other vitamins wheatgrass can provide, it also offers many other benefits such as:
Blood Rejuvenation – Wheatgrass can clean the blood that circulates your body, thereby ensuring that the cells in your body all operate efficiently and effectively.
DNA Repair – Wheatgrass has been shown to have the ability to repair DNA. Many people believe that due to this particular trait, wheatgrass may not only prevent diseases, but also reduce the risk of cancer.
Body Deodorization – Many studies have been done on the effects of chlorophyll on the human body. One such effect is the ability to reduce body and fecal odors.
You can learn more about the health benefits of wheatgrass here.