Have you heard of wheatgrass?
It's a superfood that provides the most detoxification on earth and is continually gaining more and more attention.
Fashion model Miranda Kerr drank it before her shows and it's popular among other celebrities for its detox effect.
What is wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass is the young grass that comes from wheat seeds. It is especially nutritious and very rich in fiber, iron, and gamma-aminobutyric acids (GABA). It's also comparatively sweeter and easier to drink than barley wheat. Wheatgrass is made up of 70% chlorophyll, which is the green pigment contained in chloroplasts. When rich chlorophyll enters the body it provides a detoxification effect.
Wheatgrass's nutritional value
Wheatgrass is packed with nutrients. These include:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin A
Juice made from purely squeezed wheatgrass is especially rich in vitamins and minerals. If you drink it on an empty stomach, the nutrients are more effectively absorbed by the intestines.
For people wanting to try wheatgrass
After reading about all the benefits of wheatgrass, you'll probably want to try some.
There used to be stores that sold fresh wheatgrass in Hawaii's Lanikai area, but unfortunately they've closed down.
Your options for obtaining wheatgrass in Hawaii are to buy it in stores as a powder or to grow it yourself.
It's best to harvest wheatgrass after growing it for 8-10 weeks. If it grows for longer than that, it starts to get bitter.
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*The information above may be subject to change at any time.