The Health Benefits of Grasses

The health benefits of grasses are largely understated. While so many of us consider spinach, kale and various berries to be superfoods, we often shun at grasses being placed under such a label. But the fact is, the health benefits of grasses are off the hook fantastic.

grass-rootsIncluding grasses into your daily diet means loads of vitamins. Minerals, proteins, fibers and antioxidants. And no, it doesn’t mean you have to chew on it for hours and have two stomachs like a cow to get your fix. The health benefits of grasses can be found in green drinks that make consuming it super easy.

There are literally thousands of different types of grasses. Some we know and recognize while others we have never heard of (and sometimes those have weird names which turn us off). Getting to know your healthy grass lineup can be a real game changer when it comes to your health.

Wheat grass

Wheat grass has long been considered by ancient cultures to be a powerful health supplement. It is known to improve our digestion and relieve constipation. Be careful where you take your wheat grass shot (or mix of it in a supplement like Kylea Total Living Drink Greens) as it might relieve the constipation a bit more abuptly than you bargain for! It is also known as a detoxifier that serves to cleanse our the blood of toxins. It works to help the liver kick out toxins as well.

Rice

Who doesn’t love rice? Sushi is fantastic. I eat rice with my meals almost daily. I know that ric has been demonized for carbohydrate content, but that may be an unfair label. Rice is gluten free and low in salt content. It is also very high in protein, something many people fail to realize because they have been sold rice’s bad bill of carb content. It is super high in antioxidants, which helps prevent cancer. It also has vitamins E, C and A.

Want to know a cool trick on how you can lower the calorie count of your rice? You can hack your rice’s calorie count. All you have to do is cook your rice with coconut oil.

Another hack? Let your rice cool and it becomes a resistant starch, which also serves as prebiotics which improve gut health and brain health. Ketogenic rice is absolutely possible!

Oat Grass

Oat grass is a powerful health infussion that too many people overlook due to its name. The fact is, oat grass is an awesome source for protein. It is used all over the world for survival, particularly in nations that are plagued with droughts. Lecithin, calcium, pantothenic acid, phosphorus and magnesium are all available in oat grass.

It also has chlorophyll, a natural blood cleanser. This stuff is just all around powerful.

Barley

Do you drink milk just to reap the benefits of calcium? If so, you might start considering taking daily barley, which possesses eleven times the calcium that milk from cows does. It also quadruples the iron found in spinach. And it has way more vitamin C than those old oranges rotting away in your fruit basket. It is also said by some to have B12 naturally occurring in it, although Barley’s B12 content is not listed on WHFoods.

Barley is a superfood that offers people a whole host of amazing health benefits.

Alfalfa Grass

Alfalfa grass is loaded with minerals and nutrients, making it a true superfood in its own right. It is known to possess detoxification effects on the human body, making it a perfect addition to anyone’s “cleanse” regimen. It alkalizes the liver as part of this process. It also acts as an antifungal agent.

You can grow alfalfa in a week to two weeks on your own. If you are someone who has a green thumb, some extra time and a little patience, this might be a great way to get your alfalfa. You can juice it once it is ready. I tend to take mine as part of a greater green drink smoothie, such as Kylea’s Total Living Drink Greens. But there are others which have it, you can read our top 10 green drink reviews to learn more.

Alfalfa is used by prestigious horse owners who want strong and healthy horses. Arabs have been known in past centuries to use it medicinally on their horses as well. Ever heard the saying, “healthy as a horse?” Maybe alfalfa grass it a key to unlocking this reality onto yourself!

In the end, the health benefits of grasses are legit. These grasses offer people antioxidants and anti fungal properties, as well as a slew of minerals and vitamins. I suggest getting your fix from a superfood drink, but most of these can be home grown, some can be eaten as well.

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