Want extra energy and a flat tum ?

Choose nutrient-packed grasses!

Wheatgrass has been tagged a superfood for years, but interestingly the whole green shoots idea is having a revival. “Virtually all sprouted seeds and grains fall Into the ‘superfood’ category, as they’re jam-packed with nutrients and some great benefits.” says head nutritionist at the Nutri Centre, Shona Wilkinson. So which grasses are great?

If you’re prone to bloating and other problems such as constipation or diarrhea. go for wheatgrass. A real wellbeing oil-rounder, “it has lots of health benefits, from helping to lower blood pressure to detoxifying the liver.” explains Shona. ‘It stimulates the thyroid, helping to correct obesity and indigestion.”

HOW OFTEN? As and when.” says Shona. ‘or regularly. If your digestive system Is unhappy.”

When you always seem to be tired.

try barley grass, which contains an entire meadow of plus points. ‘It’s said to have 30 times more vitamin B1 and 11 times the amount of calcium in cow’s milk, nearly five times the iron of spinach and close to seven times the vitamin C in oranges.” says Shona. “Due to its high iron and vitamin B content, barley grass Is great for those who suffer from a lack of energy.” advises Shona. ‘Take It when you’re feeling run-down ‘

Just how do we take the green stuff?

Forgot the old grass shots we used to down – new powders are much easier to take and just as good for you. Add the powder to juice or a smoothie. Add them to winter berry smoothies for a double wellbeing whammy.

Look for Organic Burst Wheatgrass Powder. £6.69 for 60g, and Now Barley Grass Organic Powder. £16.96 for 170g. both at nutricentre.com.
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