Wheatgrass comes from the common wheat plant Triticum aestivum. It is commonly prepared several ways – as a juice, a powder or a tablet. Wheatgrass is packed with nutrients, making it the perfect addition to your morning smoothie for colon cancer prevention and overall colon health.
Wheatgrass contains antioxidants that boost immunity and prevent disease. Flavonoids, a group of phytochemicals found in plants, and vitamins A, C and E all help reduce oxidation (free radical damage) that contributes to disease. Studies have shown that these antioxidants, as well as chlorophyll, can reduce the risk of cancers such as colon cancer. Chlorophyll is one of the most important and abundant nutrients in wheatgrass; it helps to detoxify the body and contains enzymes needed for digestion.
Many people add wheatgrass to smoothies. This Blueberry Banana Wheatgrass Smoothie recipe shows you just how easy it is to do! If you are timid about the greens, just start small with the wheatgrass powder and build your way up. You can always balance it with fruit, which will provide more fiber to keep your bowels moving. Probiotic-rich greek yogurt not only thickens and flavors the smoothie, but also improves digestion and leads to a healthier colon.