Here’s why you should have wheatgrass juice in the morning
Wheatgrass is considered a superfood, which is known to contain a variety of nutrients and antioxidants. According to a 2014 study published in the journal Appetite, the consumption of chlorophyll (which wheatgrass comprises) resulted in greater weight loss, over a period of 12 weeks.
It’s pretty easy to grow the plant-based superfood at home. All you need is a small pot — ceramic, earthen or even plastic. Fill it with soil and sow some wheat or gehu and sprinkle water. In a few days, you will see grass sprouting from the seeds. When the grass is finger-size long, just cut it and grind with some water. The taste is not great, but drink it up.
* 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.
* “Wheatgrass is rich in antioxidants, compounds that fight free radicals to prevent cell damage and reduce oxidative stress that helps in protecting the body from diseases like cancer, heart diseases and other inflammatory diseases like bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, arthritis and also early ageing,” said Amreen Shaikh, head dietitian and nutritionist, Wockhardt Hospital.