View Full Version : can i eat wheatgrass?
04-24-2009, 12:43 PM
we've been buying wheat grass (actual grass - not juice) and adding some to green smoothies for the last few days. been feeling kinda bloated and think it might be because of the wheat grass. does it take time to get used to it, or can it not be digested properly in its whole form?
04-24-2009, 01:28 PM
The only way that I have heard of people eating it is to put it in your mouth and when you have extracted the juices in your mouth and swallowed them to spit out the fibre. I do not think that you are supposed to swallow the fibre.
04-24-2009, 03:09 PM
My experience says don't eat it, juice it. you could blend it w water and strain if you don't have a juicer. i'm sure someone else can give a better explanation, but from what i remember grass and stuff like that are made from cellulose, and the human system can't digest cellulose. something like that.
but i would definitly juice the wheat grass.
04-24-2009, 05:12 PM
I don't know but it occurs to me that eating the wheatgrass pulp might be a good source of fiber.
Anyone tried dehydrating the pulp ?
04-24-2009, 05:31 PM
the human body cannot digest the grass itself. it can cause blockages - so i highly recommend you do not take it into your body. stick with the juice!
04-24-2009, 05:50 PM
As Aleesha says, our bodies are not made to digest grass. I'd suggest not eating it.
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