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Why You Should Give Wheatgrass a Shot (Literally)

Wheatgrass juice may seem too weird, too expensive, or it’s a trend you’d just rather leave to the hipsters. But with so many amazing health benefits, you might as well give wheatgrass a shot (literally).

Wheatgrass was revered for its medicinal properties long before it gained its modern “superfood” status. In ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations, wheatgrass was regarded as its sacred plant for its health benefits. In China, wheatgrass was thought to have “blood cleansing properties” and was used to revive the body after the long winter months. Many indigenous societies still use wheatgrass to speed the recovery process and detoxify the body.

Today, we know wheatgrass contains 98 of the 102 Earth elements found in soil, a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals, essential enzymes and 19 amino acids. From powdered to pressed, there are so many ways to enjoy this plant and reap the rewards. Here’s why you should give wheatgrass a try.

  1. High in nutrition and antioxidants. From vitamins A, C and E to iron, magnesium, calcium and amino acids, wheatgrass runs the nutritional gamut. In fact, one ounce of wheatgrass is equal to two and a half cups of vegetables.
  2. Alleviates inflammation. Wheatgrass is rich in chlorophyll, a pigment with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains antioxidants that remove toxins from the body, which makes for increased energy and better overall health.
  3. Promotes weight loss. Wheatgrass is an excellent choice for those who are watching their weight. It’s a nutrient-dense food, but is low in calories and has no fat. Wheatgrass has also been shown to lower cholesterol which reduces the risk of heart disease.
  4. Supports your immune system. Wheatgrass helps build red blood cells and stimulates tissue growth, both of which are necessary to fight off infections.
  5. It helps with digestion. This plant’s high levels of enzymes aid digestion by breaking down food and absorbing nutrients.

When you eat right, you feel right, but not everyone loves a salad as much as we do. A fresh-pressed wheatgrass shot from The Juice Hive is a quick and easy way to meet most of your nutritional needs for the day. Add wheatgrass to your favorite juice or smoothie to give your body a little extra boost.