Over the weekend, I took a little trip to Annapolis, Maryland ( check out some instas from ze trip here ) to visit my boi, Paul, who super-inconveniently goes to the Naval Academy, half-way across the country from me. It was reaaally nice to get some cold, crisp, real-deal Fall weather for once, though I can’t really complain too much about the Cailfornia-ish temperatures we’ve been having in TX lately.
Anyways, while I was getting lunch on my last day in Annapolis, I insisted that I take a wheatgrass shot with my yum-o wrap from this really good health-food lunch-spot. Much to Paul’s dismay, it cost almost $3… and trust me, I heard ALL ABOUT the dismay part. Keep in mind: This is coming from a guy who got some nasty-ass, massive pizza pocket thing, a Philly cheesesteak, and a Protein shake for lunch ( luckily, he’s a college athlete so thats kind of acceptable ), so no wonder he doesn’t understand the wheatgrass craze. I’m pretty sure the nickname “wheatgrass” was added to my list of misnomers after the ordeal.
When I tried to defend my healthy honor by articulating all the reasons why I simply neeeeded a wheatgrass shot, I couldn’t really put my finger on the exact benefits of this little magic potion. So, naturally, I did some research. This is what I found:
Major Health Benefits of Wheatgrass
∇ This nutrient-filled shot is linked to preventing over-eating by suppressing your appetite.
∇ Increases oxygen in the blood, which stimulates circulation. You can also apply wheatgrass directly to your face with a cotton ball to allow for better circulation at the surface of your skin.
∇ The amino acids, Vitamin B, and enzymes found in wheatgrass aid in digestion.
∇ The chlorophyll in wheatgrass fights inflammation, which, in turn, prevents arthritis.
∇ That chlorophyll also oxygenates the blood, reducing symptoms of fatigue.
∇ Gargling wheatgrass can help remove toxins from your mouth and re-mineralize teeth. It’s basically a more gentle form of mouthwash.
∇ Cleanses the liver: wheatgrass is a detoxifying-powerhouse.
∇ Stabilizes blood sugar levels by improving glucose and lipid levels.
∇ Clears sinuses by pulling out toxins and breaking up mucus ( << oh, yum ).
∇ WG’s ability to regenerate skin cells makes it helpful to your complexion.
∇ Keeps the blood clean, oxygenated, & keeps the red blood cell count high, which is linked to preventing cancer.
∇ Wheatgrass is said to boost immunity by keeping your mind and body strong… ( << good for the coming winter months ).
*discover more benefits of wheatgrass here*
So, get your wheatgrass: Daily, weekly, in your smoothie, in shot-form, on your face, whatever. It can’t hurt, right? Also, it feels all clean & trendy, so, why not? This elixir keeps you healthy, pretty, energized, and feeeeelin’ good!
Have a happy Monday, y’all ( or, as happy of a Monday as Mondays can be… )