It is now easy to find it in the trendiest American bars, at the top of the healthy, vegan and raw food alternatives, but it is also increasingly widespread in Italy and seems to be a true concentrate of health and well-being. It is available in the form of sprouts, juice or reduced to powder: wheat grass consists of blades of grass grown from sprouted wheat and spelled seeds. Since it germinates, it takes about 10 days to grow the grass by almost 15 cm and be able to cut it. It can be squeezed or dried and powdered, but in both cases the benefits are innumerable.
Known already in ancient Roman times, the plant was defined as a "long life elixir" and used for the treatment of ailments, or as a simple beauty remedy. The powder, in fact, rich in substances capable of strengthening the body and, after being forgotten for many centuries, its properties were rediscovered and demonstrated with scientific research by the American Ann Wigmore, in 1950.
Wheat grass is rich in valuable nutrients for health, which make it an excellent ally of our well-being. There are numerous vitamins present, such as vitamins A, C, E and the B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6, B12). Beside them, there are also many mineral salts, such as calcium, iron, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc and potassium. They are all fundamental elements for the proper functioning of our body and immune system. Wheat powder also provides folic acid and chlorophyll, is rich in antioxidants such as SOD, essential amino acids and active enzymes.
Rediscovered in recent decades, wheat grass is considered by many to be more beneficial than green leafy vegetables, thanks to the precious nutrients it contains. Daily intake brings benefits to the body, increasing the immune system and quickly filling any nutritional deficiencies. Thanks to the fiber content, if taken half an hour before lunch, it helps reduce appetite by supporting a low-calorie diet. It can also help to find strength and energy against physical and mental stress.
The high percentage of chlorophyll present offers the supplement a detoxifying and purifying power of the liver, antibacterial and immunostimulant. Thanks to its benefits on the immune system, it supports the healing of flu, colds, pre and post-operative conditions, seasonal ailments.
This Super Food is an ally of health, but also of beauty and skin. In fact, it contributes to cell renewal and counteracts skin aging, thanks to the presence of vitamins, mineral salts and chlorophyll. The intake is also useful for rebalancing acne and mixed skin.
This "Super Food" can be taken in the form of wheatgrass juice, mixing the powder in water. It can be added to cold or lukewarm drinks, smoothies, yogurt, juices and the recommended daily dose is 30 ml.
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