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Super Food - wheat grass


Super Food and functional foods
These are the foods that provide additional health benefits other than providing macros (carbohydrates, protein, fats) and micros (vitamins, minerals)

So we will talk about some SUPER FOODS here......every time I will try to educate all of you about these functional foods.
So the super food for the day is WHEAT GRASS.



1. Wheatgrass
Whether you’re looking to fight free radicals or maximize the nutrients in your diet, wheat grass should definitely be at the top of your list.
Wheatgrass is prepared from the freshly sprouted leaves of the common wheat plant and can supply tons of vitamins and minerals, including iron, calcium and magnesium. It also gives you some added chlorophyll, a plant pigment that’s loaded with health benefits.
Add it to juices or smoothies for a burst of energy, try it in tablet form, or even eat it raw if you’re feeling adventurous.
Some bioactive compounds present in wheat grass are
  • Chlorophyll
  • Antioxidants like flavonoids and phenolic acid
  • Iron
  • Electrolytes including magnesium and calcium
  • Amino Acids
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Selenium
Some studies also claim that wheat grass has around 100 important nutrients required for the optimum working of the body.wheat grass is very popular with the cancer patients but its benifits are not limited to cancer treatment ,it can also benefit our body in many other ways.
Some benefits of WHEAT GRASS are
1.   Helps Supplying a high dose of chlorophyll
2.   Encouraging a highly oxygenated environment in your body
3.   Promoting a healthy metabolism
4.   Establishing an alkaline environment in the body
5.   Acting as an antibacterial by halting growth of unfriendly bacteria
6.   Rebuilding and strengthening blood
7.   Restoring fertility and balancing hormones
8.   Rebuilding damaged tissue
10.               Purifying liver
11.               Helping with blood sugar regulation
12.               Acting as an antiseptic to treat odors, strep infections, wounds, skin grafts, sinusitis, ear infections, varicose veins and scars
13.               Helping to prevent tooth decay
14.               Aiding in sore throat pain reduction
15.               Fighting skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis
16.               Improving digestion
              It is available in market in various forms that include
              Pills
              Powders
              Smoothies
             Juices (fortified with wheat grass)
             Or you can have it as such in its raw form.



WHEAT GRASS AND CANCER
 Raising Immunity & Cancer Protection
Studies have found that wheatgrass demonstrates anti-cancer potential, and that it seems to do so through the mechanism of inducing apoptosis (self-destruction of cancerous cells). According to research done by the Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care Unit in Israel, wheatgrass can be effectively used in holistic cancer treatment programs (even those that also use conventional treatments like chemotherapy), and also for cancer prevention. Its benefits for overall immune function include regulating immunological activity and fighting oxidative stress that contributes to cell mutations.
Research shows that wheatgrass can also help attenuate chemotherapy-related side effects such as fatigue, malabsorption and deficiencies. Other than helping to prevent and treat cancer, clinical trials show that wheatgrass may induce synergistic benefits to those with other immune-related conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, haematological diseases, diabetes and obesity.

So don’t forget to add a healthy dose of wheat grass in your diet .
do let me know in comments what other topics and foods should i write about

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