Wheatgrass is sold in many forms; from mini trays of the live seedlings to fresh juices and various wheatgrass powders. The internet is a daunting maze of conflicting information, making it discouraging to work out the differences between the biggest sellers of powdered wheatgrass.
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The main argument that separates powdered whole leaf and powdered juice is mainly whether or not humans can digest cellulose. Some wheatgrass powders, such as Nurtured by Nature’s Organic Wheatgrass Powder, are specifically whole-leaf, retaining vegetable fiber as well as the many nutrients of evaporated juice.
Let’s break this down to better understand the anti-cellulose fad:
Wheatgrass is a great option for meeting the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of fiber. The averages differ between genders and ages, but general need goes up as we age, and taper off after 50 as we become less active.
Fiber intake is directly related to how many calories you consume. More calories require more roughage.
(FYI: 20 grams of fiber is the equivalent of 5 apples or oranges, 2 cups of nuts, or 2 pounds of baby carrots.)
Over age 50 is 30 grams for men, 21 grams for women.
According to WebMD, the average adult only consumes 15 grams of fiber per day, so you can see why finding more ways to slip fiber into your diet is important. We are missing (on average) a quarter of the fiber we should be.
A scoop of Nurtured by Nature’s wheatgrass contains 8% of the daily fiber needed. Powdered whole-leaf wheatgrass is a fantastic choice for those needing more insoluble fiber in their diet. It’s not just a source of fiber but contains vitamins and minerals. It’s a complete package of nutrition to start the morning.
Other brands of wheatgrass push powdered juice minus the cellulose (aka insoluble fiber). But isn’t that missing out? This juicing process deletes an important step in the body’s natural way to clean house – not to mention the food waste involved.
Here, at Nurtured by Nature, our wheatgrass is whole-leaf and dehydrated to raw standards after harvest, a process which preserves all the vital nutrients and fibers that make wheatgrass such a powerful superfood.
Nutritionists have long recommended the best way to receive complete nutrition is from whole foods, not just juiced produce. It’s the whole vegetable—skin and all—that contains the vitamins and fiber needed for a healthy body.
Keep to that recommendation with organic whole leaf wheatgrass powder. There is no extraction step in the process that breaks down or removes its healthy fiber before it gets to your gut. We leave that for your body to soak up.
Whole leaf wheatgrass supports a healthy gut with fiber as well as providing hundreds of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential amino acids, enzymes and all-important chlorophyll when grown and processed properly.
If you’re looking for ways to efficiently add the full daily requirements of green veggies in your diet, Nurtured by Nature Organic Wheatgrass Powder is an excellent way to start. But don’t take my word for it.
Try our wheatgrass for a month and see the difference for yourself.
Sarah Cole is a writer, cat lover and avid tea drinker from a growing family of six. She loves green spaces, her new blender, and is saving up for a whirlwind tour of Italy with her girlfriend, Tivis.
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