By now, most of you have heard of wheatgrass and how it’s soooo healthy for you. Although you will find a plethora of benefits of wheatgrass on the internet, there hasn’t been a lot of research done, so a lot of these benefits are claims and not necessarily scientifically proven. However, I didn’t read anywhere that it’s bad for you, and given ALL the potential health benefits, I decided to give it a try.
In my research, I also found that you need to be careful with fresh wheat grass as it can grow mold very easily. Wheatgrass can be challenging to maintain and keep fresh; in fact, many of these juice stores may be serving you moldy wheatgrass. As a result, for convenience, price and health reasons, I chose to take wheatgrass in powder form. I take Flora Organic Wheat Grass Powder and buy it from Nutrition House located right below my office in Brookfield Place. The bottle costs about $30 and lasts me a little over a month.
Every morning, on an empty stomach, I mix a heaping teaspoon of wheatgrass powder into a short glass of water and drink it in two gulps. I don’t mind the taste at all – it sure tastes better than a shot of tequila! The reason I do it on an empty stomach is because it has an alkalizing effect and allows for the nutrients to be absorbed more efficiently. I’ve been doing this now for about 6 months and plan to continue doing it long term. Although I haven’t seen any immediate magical benefits, I believe wheatgrass’ benefits are long term and will really start to show years from now.
So for those of you who don’t want to sift through all the information on the internet about wheatgrass, I’ve compiled a list of reasons why I choose to take wheatgrass daily.
Anyone else take wheatgrass? Why do you take it? How do you feel it makes a difference in your life? I’d love to hear from you. Send me an email or leave a comment below!