The Wonderful Wheatgrass

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Popping up everywhere from juice bars to health food stores, ‘The Wonderful Wheatgrass’ is the latest ingredient to enter the limelight in the world of natural medicine.

Wheatgrass is prepared from the freshly sprouted leaves of the wheat plant, Triticum aestivum. It can be grown and prepared at home or purchased in juice, powder and supplement form.

Wheatgrass has been used in Ayurveda & other holistic medicinal sciences for generations now. It provides an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin K, folic acid, calcium, iron, protein, and fibre, vitamin C, many of the B vitamins, and contains a variety of blood-building factors. It is very safe for children over two years of age.

It also has become a favorite among the dietitians & nutritionists lately, considering its mind-boggling benefits.

  • High in nutrients & anti-oxidants.
  • Prevents diabetes and regulates sugar levels and blood pressure.
  • Controls high cholesterol and keeps LDL & triglycerides in check.
  • Cleanses liver- improves haemoglobin & increases platelets hence also known as ‘Green Blood’.
  • Useful in jaundice, anaemia, and dengue.
  • Aids in weight-loss.
  • Best for detox diet & lustrous skin.
  • Useful in the treatment of Cancer.
  • Reduces inflammation and helps in quick wound healing.
  • Helps in reducing hair fall & grey hair.
  • Prevents tooth decay.
  • Fights skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
  • Alkalizes the body and improves its nutrient absorption.
  • Useful in rheumatoid arthritis and ulceration colitis.
  • Improves digestion & boosts metabolism.
  • Regulates the function of the thyroid and other hormones. Keeps hormonal imbalance in check.
  • Improves eyesight, particularly night vision.
  • Promotes sound sleep and has innumerable other health benefits.

One of its evidence-based benefits is the prevention of Cancer. Studies have shown, it even reduces the side-effects of chemotherapy. Even in thalassemia patients, it has shown positive results.

In a nutshell, wheatgrass is useful in combatting every disorder known to humans, from acne to cancer. You will never regret its consumption. Besides physical disorders, it also helps in coping with mental health disorders.

Dose: Consuming 1 tsp (3-5 gms) of wheatgrass every morning guarantees additional assistance to your immune system in fighting with diseases like covid-19 and dengue.

Kiddie dose: Half tsp (2 gms) either with honey or water.

If consumed regularly, it won’t just give a boost to your immunity and stamina but will also provide a shine to your skin & hair. So, what are you waiting for folks? Order your wheatgrass powder from @greensense right away! Ingest it as a powder or prepare it as a drink by mixing water with it. Wheatgrass offers a shot of immunity that your body needs.¬† SHOP NOW

Dr. Dixa Bhavsar,  Ayurvedic Doctor (BAMS)

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