What is Wheatgrass Powder?
Wheatgrass has a long-standing reputation as a beneficial health supplement used by fitness buffs and natural food lovers alike. This natural supplement made from whole-leaf wheat is jam-packed with nutrients. Read more below.
What is Wheatgrass Powder made of?
Wheatgrass powder is made from ground and pulverized wheatgrass leaves. Wheatgrass itself is the young grass that sprouts from Triticum Aestivum (the wheat plant). This leafy green grass that grows above ground in temperate regions across both the United States and Europe.
How to use Wheatgrass Powder
When ground, this leafy green powder can be added to any number of meals, recipes, smoothies or drinks. Wheatgrass powder is most famous for showing up in bright green drinks. But wheatgrass can also be eaten raw, as a supplement, or juiced directly from the plant.
Your method of consumption may determine the type or extent of benefits the wheatgrass will provide you. The closer your method is to the whole plant (meaning less processed or refined), the more benefits you’ll be able to derive.
The benefits of Wheatgrass Powder
Although more research is needed, current studies on the effects of wheatgrass powder have shown promise for reducing inflammation, making it a potentially useful supplement for those with IBS, arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. Wheatgrass may also aid in lowering cholesterol, and in regulating blood sugar.
The powder is also high in:
- Vitamins A, C, E and K
- Iron, calcium, and magnesium
- And amino acids
Due to its high antioxidant content, the grass has also been used in a number of detox and weight loss formulas.