Thursday, April 8, 2010
What is it with Wheat Grass?
2 days ago , my wife and I went to Watson's and she bought this Wheat grass product which costs around 30plus pesos upon the advice of some of her friends. Naintriga tuloy ako sa product na ito... I see some posters involving wheat grass even outside our house with Dian Castillejo endorsing the product. Some more are seen on the streets rivalling Manny Villar's posters.
Appearance-wise, when the product is dissolved, the resulting drink is greenish in color and from the taste, you can really tell its a herbal product. I just took a sip though. A chronic kidney disease patient could not just take in anything without knowing the ingredients.
What are the reported benefits of wheatgrass? What does it contain? After doing my research, I found out that wheat grass is actually a young grass of the common wheat plant, Triticum aestivum which contains chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes.
From what I understand, chlorophyll is the star ingredient and it is said to be beneficial because of its structural similarity to hemoglobin. (Matanong nga si Dr. Meneses tungkol dito.) It helps daw blood flow, digestion and general detoxification of the body with emphasis on DAW..Bakit kaya di na lang tayo kumain ng damo? Why not eat grass na lang? From the picture wheatgrass and grass appear to be the same. Ordinary grass also has chlorophyll and it's even free.
It appears though that wheatgrass is becoming a hit. My wife seems to be a fan.