Let’s discover the benefits of wheatgrass and whether it really is good for you. Wheatgrass is from the Triticum aestivum plant. For most people it just looks like any old grass they’d find in their garden or a field nearby. So, why are so many health experts telling us to include it in our diets? This article aims to help you discover the rich benefits of adding wheat grass to your lifestyle.
Benefits of Wheatgrass
Wheatgrass is believed to be a super potent health food with some fantastic benefits. Most people add it to their shakes or have a shot of it. More studies are needed, like almost everything in the health business, but the studies done so far show some very promising results. Plus, many researchers agree that wheatgrass has the potential to become a real superfood. I know, big claim, but let’s dig in to discover the possible health benefits of wheatgrass.
Is Wheatgrass a superfood?
Wheatgrass is packed with a powerful combination of nutrients, and this makes it very beneficial to your health. It has a huge combination of vitamins and nutrients which make wheatgrass a great choice to boost your overall health. It is also believe that wheatgrass has antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties which makes it a great choice for over 40s men, especially now you’re on the GTW Health and Fitness Lifestyle Program. Or at least thinking of joining.
Wheatgrass contains these vital vitamins and nutrients:
- vitamins A, C, E, K, and B complex
- 17 amino acids
- and even iron
Wheatgrass can give you a boost of energy
Hopefully by now you are well into your GTW journey and loving your workouts. And I’m sure you agree that the GTW workouts are brutal. And they just seem to keep on coming. Yes, you’re right. That’s the beauty and the beast of ‘Progressive Overload Training’. There is no let up. You keep pushing your muscles and body to perform better. And this is why GTW Tribe Members experience such phenomenal gains in such a short period of time. That’s why any boost in your energy levels is welcome. And this is another reason why wheatgrass is a welcome player in your health routine due to its potential to boost your energy levels. You should feel more alive, rejuvenated and refreshed when adding wheatgrass to your ‘GTW Power Shakes’ on a regular basis.
Wheatgrass can lower your cholesterol
Wheatgrass is believed to be able to lower cholesterol levels. Cutting fat off your waistline is many guys goal in our age group. That chub could have come from too many pizzas or beer. So it great to know that losing weight can also help you lower your cholesterol levels. And the added benefit of that is it will make you less at risk of developing any heart disease issues, according to one study I read.
Wheatgrass can boost your immune system
It is also believed that wheatgrass can boost your immune system. Remember the article I posted on the benefits of Moringa a few days ago?
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I think with Moringa and wheatgrass in your diet you’ll stand a much better chance of warding off many common illnesses.
And, you’ll feel tons better and feel much happier when your immunity is performing at optimal levels. ‘Fitter, Stronger, Happier’ with GTW Bodyweight Training and Nutrition…
Wheatgrass can improve cognitive function
Researchers believe wheatgrass might improve mental function and relieve anxiety. This is due to its neuroprotective effects which provide better cognitive function and might help ward off and treat Alzheimer’s disease, according to one study.
Wheatgrass might also help prevent memory loss and improve hand-eye coordination. Which makes it very useful if you play a lot of squash or tennis.
Wheatgrass might help with diabetes
The results of another study showed that wheatgrass can improve blood sugar levels in rats with Type II diabetes. Researchers believed this was because wheatgrass has compounds that have an effect like insulin. This lowers the glycemic index of foods, which has a positive effect on blood sugar levels.
Wheatgrass can eliminate toxins
The valuable nutrients in wheatgrass also help your body discard impurities and stored toxins. For example, chlorophyll helps remove toxic substances and helps support healthy liver functions. When your body is purified like this, that’s when you’ll likely see a spike in your energy levels and better health overall.
Wheatgrass might even help with arthritis
With wheatgrass’ potential anti-inflammatory properties, symptoms of arthritis, such as stiffness, pain, and swelling might be helped. This should result in less discomfort and improved bodily functions.
Wheatgrass can boost your metabolism
We all want a boost in our metabolism, right? Remember the days when you could eat anything after a good session on the beer, and still not put on weight. Sadly, those days are gone. But anything that boosts my metabolism, I want to know about. Having a shot of wheatgrass can boost your metabolism and help you lose weight. Double bonus. Wheatgrass is a nutrient-dense food, helping us older guys feel full faster and stay full for longer. This can help reduce your cravings for foods that are high in the bad stuff like sugar and fat.
So, after having wheatgrass in your Power Shake that morning, then you have a pizza in the evening. Wheatgrass could help you stop at 2 or 3 pieces. And you don’t feel like you are restricting yourself. That’s a win in my book.
Wheatgrass can help with digestion
Wheatgrass is packed with high levels of enzymes that help your digestion. This is done by helping your body break down food and absorb nutrients.
This is essentially a cheap and simple detox. And that’s why I always have a shot of wheatgrass after a night on the beers. Why wouldn’t you want to clean out your pipes?
This will also help you experience less gas, bloating, and abdominal discomfort.
Are there any side effects of wheatgrass?
You should buy wheatgrass from a reputable supplier as cheap and nasty products could be at risk of bacteria and mold.
I usually use about a 5g scoop for my Power Shakes and when I take it as a shot. I would say to drink a large glass of water after taking wheatgrass to reduce your risk of side effects. But I’ve been taking the stuff for about 5 years and never felt anything bad.
Here are some possible side effects, for some people: headaches, constipation, nausea, upset stomach
Some people might be allergic to wheatgrass. It may also affect you differently if you have a blood disorder or are gluten intolerant.
Final thoughts on the benefits of wheatgrass
There are many foods out there touted as ‘superfoods’ but this one does at least seem very beneficial to your health. The huge combination of vitamins and nutrients alone make wheatgrass a great choice to boost your overall health. And this is why I include wheatgrass in my GTW Power Shakes. And if I had a night on the beer the night before, it’s a great detox for the system. To make the most of the benefits listed above, simply add a big scoop of wheatgrass to your shakes at least every other day. Or make a quick shot with a half glass of water.
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Ok, it’s time to get out in the garden and work out. It’s my stretching routine to open up my hamstrings and hips. And then in the afternoon, it’s shoulder day which I’m really looking forward to.
So, until next time…
Greg ‘Take No Prisoners’ Noland
CEO & Founder
Grey Top Warriors