6 Easy Ways To Add Superfood Wheat Grass to Your Diet

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Wheat grass emerged on the Western health scene in the 1970’s as a go-to product for wellness. Rich in vitamins, calcium and magnesium, this superfood has been used as a dietary health supplement for over 5,000 years –dating back to ancient Egypt.  Wheat grass is most hailed for its detoxifying properties as well as for increasing energy.

To bring this nutritional powerhouse to your everyday routine, we’re breaking down six easy ways to get the most health benefits out of wheat grass. So, whether you prefer juicing or immune-boosting supplements, you’ll be sure to fall in love with one (or more!) of these DIY ways to add wheat grass to your life.

Juicing

Juicing is probably one of the easiest ways to get wheat grass down, because it allows you to extract the good stuff, while combining this superfood with other nourishing fruits and veggies.

It’s true that  wheat grass can be found to taste bitter by some, so be sure to juice it with other fruits for a pleasant taste. For some helpful greens, try juicing a mix of wheat grass with kiwi, celery and one granny smith apple. Here are several easy-to-make recipes.

Supplements

Supplements are also a great option if you’re not into juicing. Luckily, you can easily get all of wheat grass’s energizing and immunity properties in a capsule. When choosing your supplements, be sure to pick organic options like Amazing Grass Organic Wheat Grass Tablets . These tablets contain the purest form of wheat grass possible sans the hidden ingredients and bitter aftertaste.

Amazing Grass Organic Wheat Grass Tablets, $18.99

Powders

Powders can also get the job done. You can easily add wheat grass powder to smoothies, shakes and yogurts. And unlike bulky supplements, powder-based formulas are easier to digest. For an easy-to-use powder than can be mixed effortlessly into water, try using Organic Burst Wheatgrass Powder  each morning for a blast of added fiber and energy.

Tea

Making your own wheat grass tea is another great way to try wheat grass. It also helps you ditch caffeinated beverages and their unwanted jitters! To make this DIY drink yourself, just grab a mortar and pestle and simply grind wheat grass leaves. Then, add to hot water with lemon and you’re good to go.

Salads

Adding wheat grass to salads makes a yummy and healthy alternative to the usual salad bar routine. Plus, by consuming wheat grass raw, you get all the unhinged benefits instantly. By adding some wheat grass sprouts to your usual bed of greens, expect to treat your tastebuds to a crunchy texture and unexpected flavor, instantly. Want to get a little more creative? Try making a homemade wheat grass dressing as seen on Youtube.

DIY Skincare

Making your own skincare treats can be an amazing alternative for those who have extremely sensitive skin.  Our skin is our body’s largest organ, and it soaks up nutrients just like our internal organs, so it’s no wonder that your complexion can also benefit from wheat grass. Sometimes our favorite skincare products can contain body disrupting chemicals that can prove to be very harmful to our overall health. To make your own masks, scrubs and creams, look no further than the internet to get some beauty inspiration. Let a natural wheat grass facial ward away all those blemishes, breakouts and deep-seated impurities.

Here’s a great video for making your own DIY wheat grass mask/scrub:

Courtney Leiva is a Katniss Everdeen wanna-be still roaming in the Jersey woods somewhere. Her work has appeared on HelloGiggles, BeautyStat, Styleblazer and The Beauty Bean, amongst others. Aside from beauty writing, editing and tweeting, Courtney SWEARS that sarcasm is a lady’s best accessory!

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