Ever struggle to get your intake of 5-10 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables a day? If so, you aren’t alone. For most people, this is one of the most difficult aspects of eating healthy.
For some, it’s because they simply don’t like the taste of vegetables. They’d rather feast on meats, potatoes, and other snack foods. For others, it’s the prep time that does them in. All that chopping?… no thanks!
The fact remains though, without getting your recommended intake of fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet plan, your health is being placed in jeopardy. These are the healthiest foods that you could be putting into your body, so when you miss your intake, your body notices.
You may not feel the effects today or even tomorrow, but months or years down the track, it will accumulate and soon, you won’t be nearly as healthy as you once were.
One great way around this is wheat grass. Wheat grass is a highly concentrated form of nutrition that will replace all those servings of green vegetables in your diet plan.
Why should wheat grass be part of your daily diet? Let’s look at the reasons.
Improved pH Balance
First, having wheat grass in your daily diet will help to balance out your pH levels, helping prevent you from being so acidic. Those who have high acidic systems are at a higher risk of fatigue, weak immune systems, bone-related problems, as well as many other ill-health effects.
You need to get yourself more alkaline and one great way to do that is by consuming more green vegetables – or through wheat grass.
If you’re someone who consumes a good amount of protein in your diet plan, chances are you’re currently in a very acidic state.
An Abundance of Nutrients
Another clear benefit that wheat grass offers is a rich array of vitamins and minerals. Wheat grass will give you a solid dose of vitamin A, Vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin I, vitamin K, as well as the B complex vitamins required to support a healthy metabolism.
Basically, wheat grass is like taking a powerful multivitamin each and every day. One shot of wheat grass and your nutritional needs are pretty much met.
Chlorophyll and Anti-Aging
Wheat grass may just be the elixir of youth. It contains a good dose of chlorophyll, which provides enzymes and a particular protein called oxide dismutase, which decomposes superoxide radicals in the body and can help to slow down the natural process of aging.
If you’ve ever wanted to look younger, chlorophyll is what you need and wheat grass just happens to be one of the best sources you can consume. Remember, even if you don’t feel like you’re aging, each and every day your cells are being exposed to environmental and physical stressors, which cause the aging process to occur.
Chlorophyll and Natural Body Healing
Finally, in addition to its ant-aging benefits, chlorophyll is also a natural antibacterial and therefore can be used to help promote healing in the body and keep unwanted bacteria out. It’ll help to strengthen your immune system, enabling you to better fend off invading bacteria and viruses and stay feeling your best again.
Wheat Grass Likes to Mingle!
Wheat grass can be purchased in an easy-to-mix powder form, allowing you to prepare it on its own or else mixed into your smoothies. If however, you’re someone who doesn’t particularly like the taste of wheat grass powder, or if you're looking to boost your nutrient intake to new heights, you can take super green tablets or capsules instead.
Wheat grass is often mixed in with three other very beneficial, nutrient-dense superfoods - Spirulina, Chlorella and Barley Grass. Together they form the ‘mighty four’ super greens. Think of it as wheat grass with its benefits multiplied by four! Listing the benefits of these super greens (or superfoods) will take a few pages, suffice it can easily be considered as natures most potent multivitamin!
Either way, you’ll have your health covered when you add wheat grass to your daily diet.
...and remember, qualified nutritionists at Healthy Being are available to offer further general advice to help guide you in selecting the right products. So please, feel free to contact us at any time!
Dr Peter Succar heads up the Product Research Team at Healthy Being and is an enthusiastic Health & Fitness Lifestyle Coach. He's passionate about helping others obtain optimum health, advocating realistic and achievable changes in diets and lifestyles that promote the body’s natural immunity, its ability to self-heal and achieve overall mental and physical well-being.