The Benefits of Wheatgrass and Why You Should Grow It This Winter

The Benefits of Wheatgrass and Why You Should Grow It This Winter by SARA TIPTON for Ready Nutrition

Wheatgrass has so many remarkable health benefits! It’s now available in liquid and powder form too, but perhaps the best way to use it is to grow it during the winter months!

Wheatgrass has so many remarkable health benefits! It’s now available in liquid and powder form too, but perhaps the best way to use it is to grow it during the winter months!

Wheatgrass Health Benefits

Wheatgrass is an excellent source of many different vitamins and minerals. It is especially high in vitamins A, C, and E, as well as iron, magnesium, calcium and amino acids. Of the 17 amino acids in wheatgrass, 8 of them are essential, meaning your body doesn’t create these amino acids and the only way to get them is from foods.

Wheatgrass is also a powerful antioxidant, and in one test-tube study, wheatgrass extract decreased the spread of mouth cancer cells by 41%. Another study found that wheatgrass juice decreased the risk of impaired bone marrow function, a common complication of chemotherapy, in 60 people with breast cancer.

Some research has also shown that wheatgrass and its components may help reduce inflammation. One small study in 23 people looked at the effects of wheatgrass juice on ulcerative colitis, a disease characterized by inflammation in the large intestine. Drinking just under 1/2 cup (100 ml) of wheatgrass juice for one month reduced disease severity and rectal bleeding in patients with ulcerative colitis.

How To Grow Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass is surprisingly simple to grow.  Seriously, anyone can do it! One of the major benefits of wheatgrass is how easy it is to grow indoors in the wintertime.  It doesn’t matter where you live! We can all grow fresh organic wheatgrass all year round inside your home!

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