We started drinking wheatgrass shots because we heard through a friend that wheatgrass has many health benefits. Wheatgrass is a grass in the wheat family that has many nutrients, including chlorophyll, which is what gives plants their green color. We purchased wheatgrass powder online and decided to give it a try.
We mix a small amount of the powder with a little bit of water in a glass and stir. Then, we drink it down quickly, like a shot. The taste is not very pleasing to me, although it is bearable. However, wheatgrass may be mixed with juice to cover up the taste. We have also made smoothies and added wheatgrass as an ingredient.
While we were originally taking wheatgrass shots for health reasons, we noticed something different about my sleep since we had started drinking the wheatgrass shots. In the past, we would lie awake for hours, having trouble falling and staying asleep. We have taken numerous natural supplements that have worked initially, however, they seemed to be pretty short lived and our sleep issue would return pretty quickly. Still, nothing has helped us sleep as much as wheatgrass.
Ever since we have been drinking wheatgrass, at least five times a week, our sleep has been incredibly improved. Even though we did not initially take it for sleep issues, wheatgrass has been the best natural sleep remedy out of anything we had ever tried. We did not even know that wheatgrass could have such an effect on our sleep. We were unaware that this was one of the benefits of taking it.
Within the first week of drinking wheatgrass shots, we noticed we were falling asleep so quickly and easily and staying asleep until we had about seven or eight hours of sleep. At first, we did not know why we were sleeping so well, so we did not attribute it to the wheatgrass we were drinking. However, looking back now, we realize it had to be the wheatgrass. There are no other changes we have made in our life or any other supplements we are taking to help our sleep, so the only thing we could trace it to, were our shots of wheatgrass.
Since that first week, we were still able to fall asleep and stay asleep more easily when we take our wheatgrass shots. It has been almost two months now that we have been taking these shots and our sleep has improved dramatically since we’ve started taking it. We decided to do some online research to find out if other people have had a similar experience and we found it that it had also helped other people with their sleep issues as well.
We will continue taking wheatgrass shots for sleep because it feels good to actually be able to fall asleep so easily and stay asleep throughout the night. If you are experiencing sleep problems or insomnia, you may want to look into taking wheatgrass and see if it helps you as well.
In case you don’t have the time to do research online, below are some of the benefits of wheatgrass as well as links where you can get wheatgrass (in juice, capsule, powder, pills, or tablet form) and kits to grow wheatgrass at home.
Wheatgrass is considered by many to be a super food. It is a potent source for a number of nutrients that are vital to your body. There have been many studies done that show there are many health benefits of adding it to your diet on a regular basis.
Health Benefits of Wheatgrass
- Helps encourage high oxygenation in your body
- Helps establish an alkaline environment in your body
- Helps rebuild and strengthen blood
- Helps rebuild damaged tissue
- Helps purify the liver
- Acts as an antiseptic to treat strep infections, wounds, sinusitis, varicose veins, scars, and ear infections
- Helps prevent cavities and tooth decay
- Helps fight skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema
- Helps improve sleep
- Helps detoxify the body heavy metals from the body
- Helps reduce sore throat pain
- Helps improve digestion
- Boosts the immune system
- Supplies a high dose of chlorophyll
- Helps regulate blood sugar
There are other benefits to taking wheatgrass, but looking through the above list, you may have seen one or more reasons to add wheatgrass to your diet.
Most natural doctors and those who recommend adding wheatgrass to your diet suggest consuming it on its own or combining it with juices or supplements. It is always best to consume foods as close to their natural state as you can. When you’re talking about wheatgrass, that means you’ll want to drink it in juice form, called ‘shots.’ If you can’t find a place to get fresh wheatgrass shots where you live, powdered form which can be mixed with water or other juices is the second best option. Wheatgrass tablets or capsules can also be beneficial if the other two options aren’t available.