Wheatgrass powder: 5 ways to use the superfood for weight loss, acne-free skin and more

Updated on: 28 June 2022, 20:02 pm IST

Get to know 5 ways to use wheatgrass powder to reap multiple benefits-from better metabolism to dandruff-free hair and acne-less skin!

Manasvi Jain
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Wheatgrass powder is a wonder food you must explore. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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If you have stumbled upon the question, ‘How to use wheatgrass powder?’, it means that you have been party to the benefits of this superfood. Most people are struggling on a daily basis to lose weight and get fit in their lives. We are constantly looking for foods that can curb our appetite, boost our metabolism and are low in calories. What if we tell you that wheatgrass is all of that and so much more!

Wheatgrass is the young grass of wheat plant which belongs to the family of Triticum aestivum plant. It is packed with powerful nutrients that make it extremely healthy. Wheatgrass is known to be a powerhouse of nutrients, particularly fibre and protein. What’s more, it contains vitamins A, C, E, K, and B complexes. In terms of minerals, it is rich in iron, calcium, and magnesium. A study published in the Food Science and Quality Management journal, shows that it has antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties which makes wheatgrass God’s gift for healthy and glowing skin, good oral hygiene, and a strong gut.

Now the question arises how to include wheatgrass powder in your daily routine?

Here are 5 ways to use wheatgrass powder to deal with your health problems in a go:

1. Wheatgrass smoothie

For this all you need to do is make any one of your favourite fruit smoothies and just add a spoonful of wheatgrass powder to it. You can increase the amount of fruit to cut the bitterness of wheatgrass and remember to add honey instead of sugar. This can act as your energy booster or as a pre-workout drink!

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Wheatgrass smoothie as a pre-workout drink. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Wheatgrass juice

Though the juice is usually made with wheatgrass leaves, it is easier to use wheatgrass powder instead. It gives the same benefits and makes the process much easier. All you need to do is add a spoonful of wheatgrass powder to the juice made with apple, oranges, pineapple and ginger. You can reduce and add the fruit to your choice. Having this juice on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning, will give your metabolism a boost which will promote weight loss. This will also help with your digestion and improve your gut health.

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Wheatgrass juice is good in moderation. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Wheatgrass mouthwash

Wheatgrass is a great source of chlorophyll, a chemo-protein that destroys harmful bacteria. This prevents your teeth from cavities, gum infection etc. It is good to maintain the overall oral hygiene and hence, you can add wheatgrass powder to your regular toothpaste or mouthwash.

Also, read: Is wheatgrass really worth the hype? Let’s find out

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Avoid cavities by using wheatgrass powder. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

4. Wheatgrass face pack

Wheatgrass has anti-inflammatory properties which helps in the reduction and prevention of acne on our face. You can add some wheatgrass powder to any one of your face packs and apply it once a week. This can surely give you healthy, glowing and acne-free skin.

5. Wheatgrass hair pack

You can make an awesome hair pack out of wheatgrass powder by mixing it with water. Make sure it has a paste-like consistency. Apply this to your hair for 15-20 minutes and then wash your hair well. This can help you get rid of dandruff and will also strengthen your roots.

So, go and try this superfood before you regret it.

 

Manasvi Jain Manasvi Jain

Manasvi Jain is a young, passionate writer exploring the world of health and wellness