Wheatgrass Juice Provides You Lasting Relief From Digestive
Issues by Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
Nature's Own Healing Agent
Wheatgrass is a cousin of the wheat we grow for flour. Its technical name is
agropyron. When it's still young, wheatgrass looks pretty much like grass. The juice
from wheatgrass is incredibly nutritious. From vitamins and minerals to amino acids
and enzymes, this juice contains many things that can enhance your digestion and
your general health.
Wheatgrass juice has been touted to cure everything from male pattern baldness to
anemia to bad breath. It's been purported to prevent cancer and enhance weight
loss. Despite some outlandish claims, many benefits of wheatgrass juice are very
real. The digestive benefits, in particular, are backed up by good research.
Proven Relief From Your Indigestion
Wheatgrass juice is a good source vitamin B, amino acids and enzymes. Each of
these helps promote healthy digestion. Whether you have constipation, irritable
bowel syndrome, ulcers, or other stomach problems, drinking this juice each day can
provide quick and lasting relief.
In one study, patients with ulcerative colitis were given either 3 ounces of
wheatgrass juice each day or a placebo. Those receiving the wheatgrass juice saw
significant improvements in their symptoms. They had less pain and discomfort and
experienced less rectal bleeding.
It's the high level of enzymes in this juice that helps improve digestion by causing
your body to properly break down foods and absorb nutrients. Enzymes are
essential to good digestion. Unfortunately, the average American diet is deficient in
enzymes. A daily serving of wheatgrass juice can bring your own enzyme levels back
into balance and that can do wonders for your digestion.
The high chlorophyll content of wheatgrass juice also helps promote good digestion.
Chlorophyll which is valued for its detoxifying effects, works by removing toxins from
the blood and by supporting good liver function. Most importantly for your digestion,
it helps to cleanse your bowels. When your bowels are clean, they work better, and
you'll notice less gas, bloating, and discomfort after eating.
Where to Find Wheatgrass Juice
You can get wheatgrass juice from juice bars, health food stores, or you can grow
At juice bars, you can get this juice that is mixed into a tasty smoothie. This is an
easy way to benefit, but it can get expensive if you're trying to drink it every day.
If you have a green thumb and a juicer at home, you can grow and juice your own
wheatgrass. This grows quickly. It sprouts and is ready to juice within one to two
weeks. Growing your own wheatgrass is the cheapest way to get all the benefits of
this amazing food... and you'll be certain about the freshness and ingredients used to
raise your own.
Personally, I prefer a quick visit to my local health food store, which carries this juice.
This "middle ground" solution lets me enjoy the benefits of this juice without the
trouble of tending the plants. Because you only need two to three ounces a day of
juice a quart easily lasts me three weeks, making it a cost-effective option as well.
I do want to note one more thing about using wheatgrass juice. Most people don't
enjoy the taste. I use my blender to mix the the juice with a variety of fruit juices.
This masks the flavor without interfering with any of the benefits.
Wheatgrass juice is a great supplement, especially for digestive disorders. Whether
you get a smoothie made to order or juice your own, you're sure to enjoy the
digestive benefits of this juice.
About The Author
Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
Institute For Healthy Aging
When you have digestive problems,
it's easy to become dependent on
over-the-counter drugs. I've had
many patients come to me for help
breaking their antacid habit.
If you feel like you're a slave to
antacids, I have a solution for you
that I bet you haven't thought of
before. Many people with chronic
digestive issues find lasting relief by
drinking wheatgrass juice.
Wheatgrass juice is an all-natural,
very nutritious way to relieve your
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