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You Asked: What Does Wheatgrass Do For Me

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Hi Fit!
I've read about how great wheatgrass is for the body (starting tomorrow it will be part of my diet) and was wondering if you will ever do a post about it? Thanks in advance!

Having tried wheatgrass a few times and not being able to handle the taste, I applaud the strength of your palate. I must say though that the jury is still out regarding all the benefits this drink supposedly offers. Wheatgrass juice is extracted from quick growing red wheat sprouts, and it is 70 percent chlorophyll. It tastes, unsurprisingly like freshly cut grass, with hints of asparagus. A shot of the juice joint costs anywhere from $2 to $3 for an ounce.

The health claims made by wheatgrass juice companies range from preventing tooth decay and gray hair, detoxing the liver and blood, as well as aiding in the prevention and curing of cancer. However, none of these claims have been supported by scientific study. There is some evidence wheatgrass juice can help manage the painful symptoms of ulcerative colitis, inflammation of the lining of the colon and rectum.

To see what vitamins and minerals wheatgrass has to offer,

According to Calorie-Count, two ounces of wheatgrass juice contains 70 percent of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of vitamin A and 20 percent the RDI of iron. It is also relatively high in calcium. Many food scientists believe that a shot of this green juice is no better than a serving of broccoli or spinach. Slamming a shot of wheatgrass is certainly a quicker way to get a serving of veggies. For the price and taste though, you might want to substitute turnips for your daily shot. All in all, drinking wheatgrass each day is not going to harm you and if any of those benefits turn out to be true you might never go gray.

If you are a fan of wheatgrass juice tell me about it in the comments section below.


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