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Wheatgrass For Weight Loss Plus A Drink Recipe

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An increasing number of people are turning to a daily shot of wheatgrass for weight loss. When taken as a part of a healthy diet and a good exercise regimen, wheatgrass helps to increase you metabolism, naturally detox, and lose weight in the process.

Wheatgrass has an undeniable super food content with plenty of nutrients and high chlorophyll content. It helps flush out dangerous toxins from your body.

How Does Wheatgrass Help?

Wheatgrass contributes to the body in multiple ways:

  • Increases red blood cell count
  • Cleanses the blood
  • Increases the overall energy
  • Detoxifies the liver
  • Stimulates the thyroid
  • Reduces acidity in the blood to reduce ulcers, constipation, ulcerative colitis, and other gastrointestinal issues

How Can It Aid In Weight Loss?

Weight loss won’t happen overnight or with wheatgrass shots alone. But in conjuncture with a healthy diet and exercise regimen, wheatgrass can contribute toward your weight loss goals.

Abundance Of Nutrients

Together with vitamins A, B complex, C, E, and K, wheatgrass provides almost all of the nutrients that your body requires.

Wheatgrass contains over 90 minerals including high amounts of potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sodium. It also contains 19 amino acids (the building blocks of protein) as well as essential enzymes.

When your body is not missing any nutrients, you will find that you have less cravings and are more satisfied after eating a meal. Both of these are crucial when trying to lose weight. In this way, wheat grass aids your weight-loss efforts.

Natural Detox

Wheatgrass helps to get the blood circulating with its chlorophyll content.

Chlorophyll gives wheatgrass its detoxifying abilities, helping to remove harmful toxins such as heavy metals, metabolic waste, and other impurities.

When the body is weighed down by these toxins, it can cause systems to run slower or incorrectly. Cleansing the body of these toxins and getting the blood circulating again help the nutrients in it to reach the body’s cells.

Increased Metabolism

With the thyroid functioning properly and metabolism running at its normal resting speed, weight loss is much easier.

The thyroid gland plays a major role in obesity and weight loss. Hyperthyroidism slows down metabolism and can lead to weight gain. Wheatgrass helps to stimulate the thyroid gland.

Including Wheatgrass In Your Diet

Although fresh wheatgrass is the best in terms of nutrients and health benefits, there are other ways you can include it in your diet:

1. Wheatgrass Supplements

These contain powdered wheatgrass that you can mix with water and drink. Since there are different supplements you can choose from, keep these points in mind while selecting:

  • Make sure that it is organic.
  • Make sure that it is powdered wheatgrass juice and not powdered plant.
  • Make sure that it isn’t heat-dried.
  • Make sure there are no other added ingredients.

2. Fresh Wheatgrass Juice

Buying wheatgrass juice fresh from a juice bar is another way to get your wheatgrass fix! A fresh wheatgrass shot is like an immediate energy shot. Some companies might have pre-juiced wheatgrass, which is worth nothing in terms of health benefits. When ordering, make sure you actually see the barista snip the grass and juice it!

Fresh Wheatgrass Drink Recipe

Drinking wheatgrass shots day after day can become boring and uninspiring. So try mixing your fresh wheatgrass juice with other fruit and veggie juices. Since it can’t be juiced in a standard blender, make sure you purchase a proper wheatgrass juicer for optimum benefits.

While wheatgrass is clearly beneficial enough to drink on its own, its flavor can be slightly unappealing—it is, after all, just grass! Blending fresh wheatgrass juice with a sweeter fruit juice can help to mask the unappealing flavor while still providing those incredible health benefits.

Ingredients

  • 4 apples, juiced
  • 2 ounce fresh wheatgrass juice

The quantities mentioned here serve two.

Directions

  1. Combine the juices together in a blender or mix together very well.
  2. Distribute evenly between two glasses and enjoy!

To ensure the freshness, you can even start growing wheatgrass in your own backyard. The amount of nutrients alone in wheatgrass make it a super food, but it’s the effects those nutrients have on the body that make it so beneficial for overall health and well-being—weight loss included!

Jenny Travens

Jenny Travens is a chief editor and a wellness coach and fitness blogger for http://www.superfoodliving.com. She loves to share her knowledge about the different ways of staying fit and healthy and helps people to conquer over health related issues and maintain their fitness regime.

Jenny Travens

Jenny Travens is a chief editor and a wellness coach and fitness blogger for http://www.superfoodliving.com. She loves to share her knowledge about the different ways of staying fit and healthy and helps people to conquer over health related issues and maintain their fitness regime.

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Where do you get wheat grass juice?

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