When it comes to natural drinks, wheatgrass juice and spirulina juice have substantial benefits for health-conscious individuals. Both are widely celebrated and have earned the classification of “superfoods” for their ability to benefit the human body in many ways. However, are these two titans of the health world created equal? Is one better for you than the other? Which would triumph when we examine their strengths in detail?
Often referred to as an herb, spirulina is a blue-green algae found in freshwater rivers, ponds, and lakes. Spectacularly rich with nutrients, it boasts high levels of phosphorous, zinc, magnesium, iron, calcium, and potassium. Spirulina also contains protein and B vitamins as well as vitamins E, K1 and K2.
It contains antioxidants, which are your body’s first line of defense against free radicals, and its Gamma-linolenic acid content allows it to act as an anti-inflammatory agent. Spirulina’s high concentration of chlorophyll found may also provide a natural way for your body to detoxify itself. The Haelan Centre includes spirulina among its recommended remedies for Premenstrual Syndrome, if you’d like to check out related dietary strategies.
In contrast to its aquatic counterpart, wheatgrass juice is ultimately a product of the soil. It goes by the name of Triticum aestivum, also colloquially known as the young grass of the wheat plant. It can be found in temperate regions throughout the United States and Europe; it can be grown indoors or outdoors. Hardly a slouch itself, wheatgrass juice possesses seriously positive qualities. It boasts vitamins A, C, E, and B complex (including B12); it also contains magnesium, selenium, cobalt, zinc, germanium, sulfur, calcium, iron and amino acids.
Wheatgrass juice contains notable amounts of chlorophyll, and even has been touted as an aid against indigestion. This study reports that it increases the oxygen content in blood, which provides an excellent aid in stimulating circulation. We’d love to see more in-depth research done on sueprfoods like this.
In some quarters, wheatgrass juice is even claimed to help alleviate certain conditions. Frankly, we think something is worth drinking just to solve bad breath. In all cases, use your best judgment and remember that exercising daily and eating a healthy diet remains the best way to lose weight and improve your overall health.
Wheatgrass and spirulina are both heavy hitters when it comes to health benefits, theyâ€™re terrific for you in liquid form, and make they excellent additions to smoothies. What’s our recommendation? Why pit two “superfood” titans against each other at all when they both contain so many nutrients?
Alternate between them or make each a regular part of your daily regimen! Try them both and discover your preferences between the two if you can’t incorporate both into your daily diet. Do you have a preference for either of them? Do you use both together? Let us know today at Dynamic Greens!