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3 Unusual Ways to Use Wheatgrass Benefits for Your Hair, Nails and Weight Goals

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Wheatgrass has long been part of the conversation surrounding optimal health. It is chock-full of essential vitamins and minerals, quite unlike any other food in the world. But for those of you who struggle to ingest it (raises hand), no fear! You too can experience the glory inherent in wheatgrass without pinching your nose and taking a swig.

When wheatgrass juice is applied topically to your skin and hair, the benefits are aplenty! But, if you do have the stomach for it, wheatgrass consumption bears its own perks for your beauty. Learn why you should incorporate wheatgrass into your life and the many wheatgrass benefits for beauty you don't want to miss.

Wheatgrass is jam-packed with vitamins, amino acids, liver enzymes and chlorophyll. It contains 98 of 102 earth elements found in soil, including phosphorus, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. It contains more vitamin A and C than oranges and carrots and is rich in vitamins E, K and B.

Wheatgrass has exhibited the ability increase red blood cells in the body, which is why it is so effective in staving off disease and boosting immunity. Chlorophyll, a phytochemical that is what gives dark leafy greens their color, is essentially, the blood of plants. In wheatgrass, chlorophyll offers antioxidant strength, suppresses hunger, cleanses the blood, combats odor and prevents cancer.

And as good as wheatgrass is for your health, it is equally as beneficial for your skin, hair and weight, and for the same reasons. Wheatgrass is an all-purpose solution to just about every health problem you may have. Here are three ways it enhances your beauty with it:

1. Skin

The antioxidants in wheatgrass juice are helpful in enhancing the your skin's appearance and overall health. It can be used to cure skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis as well as acne. There are several ways you can go about using wheatgrass for your skin. Pour wheatgrass juice into a few holes in the ice cube tray, freeze and rub across blemishes on your skin as well as on any scars or damaged areas. Alternatively, you could pour a cup of wheatgrass juice into a warm bath and soak your body in the bath for at least 30 minutes. Your body will be cleansed and odor-free.

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2. Hair

Due to its cleansing properties, wheatgrass is great in removing dead skin cells form your scalp as well as any debris from your hair. It leaves your locks shiny, soft and glowing. Wheatgrass is a great anti-dandruff tool that also may reverse graying! To use, massage wheatgrass juice on your scalp and allow to sit for at least 20 minutes. Rinse clean and shampoo regularly.

3. Lose Weight

If you have a few pounds to lose, wheatgrass may be the answer. This requires drinking wheatgrass juice, and it's well worth it. The detoxifying properties of wheatgrass allow your body to get rid of harmful toxins that stint your weight loss goals. By providing your body with so much nutrition, wheatgrass helps avoid unnecessary food cravings. Wheatgrass is also effective in managing the thyroid gland, whose function is crucial in avoiding weight gain.

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