Wheat grass is obtained by sprouting common wheat as well as spelt and barley, after about two weeks the newborn grass is cut and squeezed, thus obtaining an unique natural remedy, rich in vitamins such as A, C, E and group B, mineral salts such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron and phosphorus, amino acids and antioxidants such as chlorophyll. Thanks to these characteristics, wheat grass is useful in fighting free radicals and aging processes, improves the health of skin and hair, cleanses the body of toxins and pollutants, has a protective action on digestion and is useful in case of irritable bowel, constipation and swollen belly.
In addition to this, wheat grass has an energizing effect helping to fight stress and fatigue, supports the immune system, counteracts nervous hunger and helps also keep under control cholesterol levels. Finally, based on a review published in 2015 on the journal Mini Review in Medical Chemistry by a group of Israeli researchers, wheat grass would also have an anti-cancer action by inducing apoptosis in the damaged cells, however, as reported in the same article, further studies should be carried out in order to confirm this effect on humans. You can take the wheat grass fresh, in the form of a juice, or dry in powder that can be added to the water, a reference is for 1 liter of water a tablespoon of wheat grass. Avoid wheat grass if you are allergic to wheat, while, for what concerns gluten, wheat grass itself does not contain it because it only uses grass and not seeds but read carefully the label on the pack, it must report gluten free because contamination may occur during the harvesting and the production process. Finally, a curiosity, wheat grass was already well-known and used by the ancient Romans, however its fame has gradually faded over the centuries but made a comeback in the 50's thanks to the studies of an American doctor Ann Wigmore, who tested and confirmed its properties. Nowadays, always in the United States, you can request the famous Wheatgrass shot in organic cafes, pure wheat grass juice to drink in just one sip!