If I had to choose the number one healthiest food that I believe will make a huge difference to your overall health and wellbeing, it would be wheatgrass. This wonder plant is one of the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet and will reap the most benefits for your health and healing illnesses such as autoimmune diseases.
Wheatgrass is sprouted, whole, hard wheat kernels that are then planted in organic/natural soil and grown and harvest after a few days. The best way to reap the most benefits from this incredible superfood is to juice the grass and drink the dark green juice.
Wheatgrass is a food you will want to include in your diet on a regular basis. It has the highest nutrient and mineral content. Wheatgrass contains an abundant source of rich vitamins, minerals, trace minerals including vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, I and K. Wheatgrass has the ability to purify the blood, detoxify the liver and cleanse the colon makes it highly essential to help replenish and fuel your body and boost your health.
It is so beneficial as it contains the most powerful sources of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll, from the fresh wheatgrass juice, is biologically identical to the chemical make up of human blood. It helps your skin stay healthy as it is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It also helps accelerates the re-growth of damaged tissues in your body, reduces pain from inflammation and kills bacteria.
The best time to drink wheatgrass juice is in the morning on an empty stomach.
Is wheatgrass safe for celiac or gluten intolerant people?
The answer depends on when how old the grass is. Wheatgrass is a grass developed from glutinous grains. When the wheat grain is sprouted and the grass starts to grow from that sprouted grain, the protein (gluten) does not develop until the grass is about 10 days old. After 10 days the grass starts to develop the protein (gluten) and can be dangerous for celiacs to consume.
For people that are celiac or gluten intolerant, the safest option is to grow the wheatgrass at home and juice it yourself or buy from a local organic store where you can find out exactly how old the wheatgrass is. It’s not worth the risk purchasing wheatgrass juice or smoothies containing wheatgrass if you can’t be certain the age of the grass.