Benefits of Wheatgrass, Part 2: Vitamin-Rich and Skin-Friendly

More wheatgrass, less problems? Maybe so.

Welcome to Part 2 of our wheatgrass breakdown (here’s Part 1 if you missed it). So what more good can this grassy green do for you?

1. Wheatgrass is packed with vitamins.

If you hate taking a multivitamin, try downing a shot of wheatgrass once a day. It’s rich in vitamins A, B, C and E, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and chlorophyll. It also contains all eight essential amino acids (“essential” because your body can’t create them, so they have to be obtained through diet), as well as multiple non-essential amino acids. Due to its high nutritional content, wheatgrass can boost your immune system, help out your digestion, and reduce fatigue.

2. Wheatgrass loves your skin.

Click around the internet and you’ll find plenty of stories from people who claim that wheatgrass can slow, prevent, or even reverse gray hair. Given that it’s impossible to find scientific studies to back this up, we say: no comment. However, wheatgrass isn’t just for your insides–it can spruce up your outsides, too! Get a radiant glow by mixing wheatgrass juice with an egg yolk (for dry skin) or an egg white (for oily skin) and applying to skin for 20 minutes. Additionally, a dab of wheatgrass juice on a superficial wound, rash, or minor inflammation can speed up your skin’s healing.

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