What do Studies say about Wheatgrass and Heart Disease?
Any disorder of the heart that affects its capability of functioning normally can be termed as heart disease. Blocking or narrowing of the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart is the most common cause of heart disease (atherosclerosis) and is called coronary artery disease.Â Â Atherosclerosis results from excess plaque; fat deposits on the walls of the blood vessels that cause hardening of the arteries.
Some studies have been conducted on the benefits of wheatgrass for heart diseases. One such study published in the May 2010 issue of "Methods and Findings in Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology" found that supplementation with wheatgrass in subjects consuming high-fat diets resulted in improving blood cholesterol levels. This study involved 30 animal subjects and the authors noted that the antioxidant effects of wheatgrass appeared to be responsible for the decreasing of total blood cholesterol levels and increasing the good HDL cholesterol as well as vitamin C blood levels. Another benefit of wheatgrass is transhydrogenase, which strengthens the heart muscle and SOD a cellular repair agent. If you consider taking wheatgrass for a medical condition such as heart disease you should first talk to your health care provider.
Ann Wigmore, an early proponent of wheatgrass, noted a major reason for wheatgrass's effectiveness is the significant amount of chlorophyll which helps increase the oxygen supply to the heart. Wheatgrass is a powerful detoxifying agent that rids the body of harmful toxins and fights free radicals.Â
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