Wheatgrass is a food made from the “Triticum aestivum” plant. Wheatgrass is now available in Nepal. It’s regarded as a super potent health food with amazing benefits. It’s usually consumed as a fresh juice, but it also comes in powdered form. Fresh wheatgrass juice is considered to be a “living food.”
Benefits of wheatgrass:
- It’s a superfood
- It can eliminate toxins
- It can help with digestion
- It can lower your cholesterol
- It can boost your immune system
- It can help with diabetes
- It can help with arthritis.
With its antioxidant properties, wheatgrass may help to prevent cancer. Some studies are showing that it can help to kill cancer cells. Most of these studies are test-tube studies. Additional research is needed to prove the anti-cancer effects of wheatgrass.
One study suggests that wheatgrass may help to reduce the negative side effects of conventional cancer treatments. The chlorophyll in wheatgrass has antibacterial properties. Some research also indicates that drinking wheatgrass juice may help treat antibiotic-resistant infections.
Wheatgrass, the newly sprouted leaves of the common wheat plant (Triticum aestivum), has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. You can find it in juice bars and health food stores all across the United States. Most people consume it as a juice, taking a 1 to 2-ounce shot on its own or adding a shot to their favorite smoothie or juice recipe. You can also find it in powdered and supplement form for sale at most health food and grocery stores.
While many farmers grow wheatgrass for animal feed, people are starting to purchase it or grow it themselves to incorporate into their diets. It gets harvested early in its development, typically 7 to 10 days after harvesting. It may look like the grass in your front yard, but the young shoots of the wheat plant are packed with nutrients that may provide important health benefits.