Wheatgrass is packed with chlorophyll, it is what blood is to humans. It harnesses the power of the sun and rebuilds health from a cellular level. Packed with essential vitamins, minerals, proteins, amino acids, wheatgrass is considered a superfood. In Ayurveda it is used to rebuild the blood tissue. In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), barley grass is used for resetting hormones, hence the grasses have immense power over the skin, especially if it related to hormonal acne.
Wheatgrass specifically, has the following vitamins; A, C, E, K, and the entire B-complex. The B complex helps with mental health and depression. It is also jam-packed with protein, along with 17 amino acids. And on top of all that, wheatgrass is has 70% chlorophyll. Being sprouted from wheat berries, wheatgrass is still gluten free, so there is no need to worry about that. It increases red cell blood count, cleansing the blood and organs. It helps the body naturally do what it was made to do.
There are various ways to consume wheatgrass, fresh, powder capsules etc. Obviously the most potent is fresh, but if you are not a fan of the taste, the powder is suitable and convenient. The powder is obtained from extracting the dehydrated juice of wheatgrass.
In the American Journal of Surgery (1940), the chlorophyll in Wheatgrass repairs damaged epidermal tissue, inhibits acne breakouts, and diminishes blemishes and scars when included as part of a balanced diet. This also refers to internal skin in the gut. Ingesting wheatgrass daily can clear up symptoms associated with eczema and psoriasis as it cleanses the body deep throughout. A refection of the external skin is actually a refection of the internal skin. It also works wonders to clean the liver and organs. Some people even add the powder to facial masks.
Being an acne sufferer for years, I know the lack of self esteem that can occur from breakouts. Acne is definitely a confidence deflator. The chlorophyll in wheatgrass improves the ability of the liver to dispose of toxins properly. Since wheatgrass is 70% chlorophyll, wheatgrass is a powerful anti-inflammatory for the skin within and without the body. This means that just a few days of consuming wheatgrass will show immense improvement in skin, functioning and otherwise.
Usually acne is caused by irregular shedding of dead skin cells resulting in irritation of the hair follicles of your skin, buildup of bacteria under the dermis, hormones, blood sugar levels and stress. This is why balancing hormones through eliminating high glycemic foods that cause high blood sugar levels & balance out blood sugar levels can help acne. Also regular exercise and elimination of stress through meditation can help.
Adding wheatgrass to the diet can certainly help, but not if you are eating sugar and doughnuts. It needs to be coupled with low glycemic foods, diet, exercise and stress management. Examples of low glycemic foods are as follows;
- Black beans
- Dark leafy greens
- Peanut butter
Try to incorporate these foods into your lifestyle with wheatgrass powder. About 90 grams on an empty stomach will dot he job. You’ll see benefits in 9 to 15 days. Don’t be scared if you suffer from headaches in the first few days, as it is working. Don’t give up.
Give it a try and let me know how you go.