We stand by the idea that wheatgrass is one of the best detoxifying foods on the planet, but we know that we are a bit bias 😜.
If you had ever told me that I would enjoy the taste of wheatgrass, I would have told you, "it ain't happening." I was always taken aback by the green color and assumed it tasted like I was drinking slime, but I couldn't have been more wrong. Wheatgrass has an earthy tea taste, and beyond tasting delicious- it is incredibly nutrient-dense and cleansing.
Taken from the young shoots of the wheat plant for which it is named, wheatgrass juice has rightly earned its status as one of nature's most influential "health-giving" superfoods.
Wheatgrass has fantastic benefits for the whole family and is full of antioxidants, including Vitamin C and E and glutathione, to help fight off free radicals in the body. Here are some of our favorites proven benefits of wheatgrass:
HELPS ALKALIZE THE BODY: Wheatgrass juice and its high chlorophyll concentration have been shown to balance the body's pH and protect cells naturally. It is widely concluded that disease flourishes in highly acidic environments.
Boosts immunity: Wheatgrass has been shown to boost overall immune function by helping the body regulate immune activity and fight oxidative stress that can contribute to cell mutation.
Cleanses and detoxifies the liver: The nutrients in wheatgrass, such as chlorophyll, aid the body in ridding stored toxins and impurities. Wheatgrass can also increase the body's glutathione levels which support liver cleansing.
Reduces inflammation: Wheatgrass is shown to inhibit lipid peroxidation and protect the mitochondria, tied to reductions in inflammation.Lowers cholesterol: Studies have shown that wheatgrass can help lower high cholesterol and triglycerides, improving two key biomarkers to overall heart health.