A few decades ago, food was categorised into go, grow, and glow - with go foods consisting mainly of your carbohydrates, grow foods consisting mainly of your protein rich foods, and glow being your foods rich in vitamins and minerals. It wasn’t a hierarchy, and there was no good, better, best. Food was food and when you tried to eat healthfully, you picked one from each category and put it on your plate.
Now, the game has substantially changed. There are now foods that have been found to have notably higher vitamins, antioxidants, and mineral contents than what our body’s basic nutrient requirement calls for. These are called superfoods and they are packed with vitamins, enzymes, antioxidants, minerals, fatty acids, and amino acids that just makes them nutritionally superior than other foods.
Why wheat grass
There is one superfood that has given way for the rest of the foods in this category to be classified as super. What is it? It’s wheat grass. Wheat grass is the original superfood. It is the granddaddy of all superfoods and is as relevant now as it was over 60 years ago, when Ann Wigmore made it popular by healing herself of colon cancer using wheat grass.
As power packed as they come, wheat grass is the quintessential superfood. It is chock full of vitamins and minerals like vitamins A, C, E, as well as Vitamins D and K, iron, magnesium, calcium, and amino acids. Out of the 17 amino acids it has, 8 of those are considered essential. Wheat grass is 70% chlorophyll, which has a lot of health benefits. It is also full of antioxidants.
Wheat grass and antioxidants
Antioxidants are extremely effective in preventing disease. They fight free radicals that can cause cell damage and oxidative stress by removing potentially damaging oxidising agents in our body. Wheat grass has several of the most important antioxidants like Vitamins C and E, and Glutathione.
Plant foods for better health
Because of its high antioxidant content, wheat grass is believed to help kill cancer cells. The most popular case is the late Ann Wigmore, founder of the Hippocrates Health Institute. Ann Wigmore reversed her colon cancer by using plants, specifically wheat grass. This inspired her to dedicate the next 35 years of her life to studying and sharing her discoveries with others.
Detox your system
Another powerful component of wheat grass is chlorophyll which has a long list of notable health benefits. Chlorophyll is the “blood” of plants and has a similar structure to human haemoglobin. It can rebuild the bloodstream and increase red blood cell count. It also has antibacterial properties and is known to arrest the growth of harmful bacteria. Chlorophyll can also help purify the liver and rid the body of toxins. It also helps regulate blood sugar.
Here are the other benefits of wheatgrass:
- Improves digestion.
- Aids in regularising bowel movement and avoiding constipation.
- Great for detoxifying.
- Helps in clearing up skin problems such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
- Removes heavy metals and drug deposits from the body.
- Improves bodily functions involving the heart, intestines, uterus, and lungs.
Those benefits are only the tip of the iceberg. There are more benefits with consistent intake of wheat grass. Best of all, it’s all natural!
Green Goddess for optimum health
Careful consideration goes into the superfood blends Kulture creates and its benefits to the body. When selecting the Green Goddess blend it not only had to be packed full of powerhouse superfoods like wheat grass, kale, maca and alfalfa grass but it also had to taste good too. By adding cacao, peppermint and a sweetening with monk fruit, this is delicious tasting on its own or when added to your favourite smoothie. Don't take my word for it, see what Cath Lankford thought of Green Goddess.