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Is Wheatgrass Good For Diabetes?

October 10, 2019


Hello, I’m Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncil.com,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I’m going to answer the question, is
wheatgrass good for diabetes. But before we get into that, make sure you
download my free diabetes management book which also includes a diabetes grocery shopping
guide (foods to eat and avoid) by clicking the link below. It seems like I get a lot of questions about
wheat. And here is another one. This one concerns wheat grass. What is wheat grass, exactly what is sounds
like, it is the young grass of wheat before it shoots up and produces grain. I was in New York not too long ago and saw
a place selling wheat grass juice as a health drink. It looked to me like the guy went around gathering
up yard clippings and putting them in a blender with a little water. I asked a person who had a cup why she was
paying that much for blended grass clippings and she told me it made her feel refreshed
and clean. She said this with green teeth. I found some old home remedies that involved
wheatgrass. One was used to treat constipation, another
was a type of antibiotic and yet another was a poultice for a snake bite. There are several vitamins and minerals found
in wheatgrass, which include: Vitamins A, E, C, K and B6, Calcium, Selenium,
Magnesium and Iron. I found several reasons people use wheatgrass
today. Most people find the leaves tough to digest,
so they crush and squeeze them to make juice. Wheatgrass leaves are also dried and made
into tablets or capsules. I found a “clinic” where wheatgrass is
mixed with mineral water and a few essential oils and use it as an enema to cleanse the
digestive system. Yet there are others who eat raw wheatgrass. They feel that cooking it destroys the natural
enzymes that provide the real health kick. But what can wheatgrass do for one with diabetes? A study was conducted recently on a group
with diabetes who were given wheatgrass as part of their diet – in one meal. The GI index of some foods reduced quite significantly
after wheatgrass was included in the diet. This was probably due to the enormous amount
of fiber in the wheatgrass. According to those who use Chinese medicine,
it is said that improper functioning of the kidneys can cause diabetic neuropathy. Wheatgrass is said to restore this imbalance,
although there is no scientific study to prove this claim. So is wheatgrass good for diabetes? I really can’t see any benefit personally. There is no scientific evidence that wheatgrass
does anything for the person with diabetes specifically as it relates to the disease. Plus, many people who have tried it have found
it gives them terrible headaches and nausea, I hope this answered your question is wheatgrass
good or bad for diabetes. Don’t forget to get your diabetes management
book by clicking the link in the description box below. Let me know if you have any other diabetes
related questions. Thank you
I am Ty Mason

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  • Reply Beat Your Diabetes May 9, 2017 at 12:45 am

    Get my diabetes diet and management guide here https://goo.gl/LqavVY

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