Health Benefits Of Having Wheatgrass 

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Wheatgrass is the freshly sprouted grass of the common wheat plant, scientifically referred to as Triticum aestivum. It is a gluten free edible grass that can be consumed in various ways. 

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Some of the ways to consume wheatgrass are in the form of juice, tablets, powders, capsules, etc. It can also be consumed along with other healthy food varieties. Here are its benefits:

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Is a superfood

Wheat grass is a nutrient dense superfood and has therapeutic properties and is rich in iron, calcium, magnesium, phytonutrients and amino acids. Along with antioxidants, it Laos has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Lowers cholesterol

Wheatgrass is said to curb the bad cholesterol in the body. It helps in lowering the cholesterol level and increasing the good cholesterol (HDL) level in the body hence reducing risk of heart disease.

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Aids digestion 

Wheatgrass consists of enzymes that are needed by the body for digestion. These enzymes break down the food into smaller substances and absorb the nutrients. The detoxifying effects of wheat grass aid intestine cleansing.

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Diabetic friendly

Wheatgrass has shown to affect the insulin and lipid levels in the body. It is because wheatgrass consists of compound that are similar to that of insulin. Thus, it helps in controlling sugar levels.

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Aids weight loss

Studies have shown that wheatgrass can help induce weight loss. Wheatgrass stimulates the thyroid gland, which helps in boosting the metabolism. This provides the body with more energy than usual.

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Relieves pain

Wheatgrass can ease problems like stiffness, pain and swelling in the body. It also helps sin slowing down the ageing process and keeps the hair from greying too early. 

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Oral health

Gargles of wheat grass juice can relieve a sore throat. Wheatgrass also prevents tooth decay and protects the gums. And bonus, wheatgrass is gluten free!

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