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Benefits of Wheatgrass Detox
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Wheatgrass is a form of edible grass that is related to wheat. It is rich in minerals and other nutrients and is sold as a nutritional supplement. It is available as juice or in a powdered or tablet form. It has many nutritional and health benefits and is a healthy part of a body detox diet when you want to eliminate toxins from your body.
According to nutritionist Pat Reeves, wheatgrass is richer in vitamin C than oranges and contains twice as much vitamin A as carrots. It is also high is vitamins K, E and B-complex. This makes it an excellent source of nutrients for the elderly, who are at risk of malnourishment due to reduced appetite, medications, digestive disorders and diabetes.
Wheatgrass and Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative colitis can cause severe malnutrition due to inadequate absorption of necessary vitamins and minerals. Wheatgrass can help to alleviate the symptoms of the digestive disease ulcerative colitis by reducing the inflammation of the colon.
Wheatgrass and the Immune System
As we grow older, our immune systems begin to change and become less responsive, putting us at greater risk of illness. Wheatgrass juice boosts the immune system. This can help fight off disease, viruses and infections.
Wheatgrass and Digestion
Many people suffer from digestive disorders such as indigestion, heart burn, acid reflux and constipation. Wheatgrass helps strengthen the digestive system, and is particularly helpful with the digestion of starches and proteins.
Wheatgrass and the Skin
Wheatgrass also helps maintain radiant and young looking skin and may also slow down the effects of aging and reduce wrinkles.
How to Take Wheatgrass
Wheatgrass juice must be drunk immediately after juicing, before the nutrients begin to deteriorate. If the flavor of wheatgrass juice is not to your liking you can mix your own drink with powdered wheatgrass by adding it to fruit juice. Wheat grass tablets are also available. The suggested dose for adults is 3grams per day.
pHion's Green Superfood contains wheat grass other grasses, veggies and sprouts, combining over 30 alkalinizing foods. It is a super alkalinizing, great tasting and raw, adding a concentraded amount of vital minerals and nutrients to your diet.
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