Wheatgrass Powder: What to Know Before Buying & What We Use

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Taking organic wheatgrass powder is one sure fire way to amp up your health routine quickly and easily. My husband and I love to toss some into our morning shake, sprinkle some onto our salads or even take a scoop with water for a quick health boost.

I love wheatgrass powder because it is the real deal. It is so much cheaper than a wheatgrass shot at Jamba Juice and it is so much better for you. This is because wheatgrass powder is grown of over 200 days in real sunshine, soaking up all those delicious rays over months and producing wonderful amounts of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is what produces a plant’s green hue so, in regards to wheatgrass, the greener the better.

Chlorophyll is amazing for your body because it helps with detox, speeds up healing and improves digestion, just to name a few things. This means for you better liver health, clearer skin, more, er, regularity (speaking of being regular – check out this post for that.) and increased antioxidant power to help fight free radicals and lower your risk for some cancers.

Those tray-grown wheatgrass shots have a much lower degree of chlorophyll as they generally take about 10 days to grow indoors, which avoids all that glorious sun-exposure that actually forms the chlorophyll in the first place.

Beyond that, tray grass is much more susceptible to molding. Consuming moldy wheatgrass is essentially poisoning yourself, the exact opposite of what you are trying to do. Some would have you believe that if you feel very nauseous after taking a wheatgrass shot, it is because you are “detoxing”. Not the case, you have likely just ingested a tainted batch and your body is responding accordingly!

There is so much that goes into wheatgrass and so much out there to avoid. In fact, there are many companies that are selling “organic” wheatgrass powder from China. You’ll find much of this being sold on Amazon and in other locations. It is important always to know the country of origin before you buy. The company who is selling it for cheaper may be able to do so at the sacrifice of quality. China’s organic standards do not match those of the U.S. and currently the supplements industry is not as heavily regulated by the FDA regarding the definition of organic on supplement packaging. Our country still allows “organic” supplements from China to be sold here as organic even though it has been found that “organic” from China is often worse than non-organic from any other country.

We use Nurtured by Nature Organic Wheatgrass Powder. It is home-grown in the United States of America by certified organic farms verified by the Non-GMO Project. The wheatgrass is grown for over 200 days in the golden sunshine to develop a maximum amount of chlorophyll. It is also drum-dehydrated at low temperatures to be certified raw so as to ensure that it does not lose any of its vital nutrients to temperature.

Wheatgrass powder is chock full of good fiber so it is great to add to your juicing routine. It is also full of vitamins A, B-Complex, C, E and K.

Nurtured by Nature Wheatgrass is also batch tested to ensure its safety against the key allergens gluten, soy, and dairy so as to ensure it is always pure.

Take wheatgrass daily if you are interested in:

  • Adding more fiber to your diet naturally
  • Assisting in weight loss
  • Curbing your cravings
  • Clearer skin
  • Strengthening your immune system
  • Improving alkalinity in your body

We will be sharing some favorite wheatgrass recipes here over the next few weeks. Don’t forget to check out our other recipes like our Spicy Mexican Zoodle Chicken Soup or one of my favorite salads the Arugula, Cantaloupe and Goat Cheese Salad with Microgreens. So delicious!

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Chelsea Cohen

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