If you haven’t already jumped onto the green juice bandwagon, it’s never too late.
We’re always chugging our greens and the easiest out of them all? Wheatgrass. It’s the young grass of the common wheat plant called triticum aestivum, an incredible edible grass that can be juiced into a “wheatgrass shot,” or milled down into a fine green powder that’s used to create a multipurpose product for both humans and animals. You can find these powders in most grocery store chains (check the organic aisles) and organic shops.
So why do we love it so? Let us count the ways.
1. Wheatgrass is just packed with goodness.
It is a treasure chest of live chlorophyll, which gives leafy plants its signature deep green colour and serves as a crucial component for blood. Wheatgrass contains a rich supply of chlorophyll and helps to fight free radicals ravaging our bodies. It is also a natural source of vitamins A, C, E, K and B; minerals and enzymes including iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, zinc and amino acids.
2. It’s a complete food. No more plates of veggies, really.
Wheatgrass can be regarded as a nutritionally complete food as it contains a full spectrum of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements required by the body. Hooray!
3. Detox? Feeling a bit stuck? Wheatgrass can help.
Lots of testimonies and studies have emerged over the years on the benefits of consuming raw wheatgrass juice for health conditions including the common colds and coughs, constipation and colitis, skin conditions, infections and inflammations. It is also increasingly being researched for heart diseases and cancer. It helps detoxify the body in numerous ways. It’ll help you love your body by creating an oxygen-rich environment. Plus, it offers a power packed boost to the immune by increasing the red blood cell count to offer more energy.
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Juice Works is the first in Malaysia to offer pure and wholesome wheatgrass that are freshly harvested and juiced on the spot upon orders, and served in small shots with a wedge of orange to balance its slightly bitter taste, or added into a juice or smoothie.