Here's a little known fact about me. I used to work for a greenhouse that grew and sold organic wheatgrass...
Here's a little known fact about me. I used to work for a greenhouse that grew and sold organic wheatgrass to companies like Whole Foods and Java Juice. A typical question I've heard often, "Is wheatgrass safe during pregnancy?" sprouted_wheatgrass-250×183.jpgThe problem with this question is that scientific research has yet to confirm or deny the safety of wheatgrass during pregnancy. Most general people-based research agrees that wheatgrass is a pretty safe food item. It's usually taken in shots or mixed in with other fruits to create a drink like a smoothie. However, there is some research that says no it's not safe when you're pregnant. Here's my "I'm not a scientist or professional care provider take" -- I'd say that wheatgrass during pregnancy is safe when used moderately and from a safe source. Anyone can grow wheatgrass but some places have better regulations than others. For example, my company had strict mold watch (you do not need mold in your body; pregnant or not) and a high level of quality control. But I have seen wheatgrass at my local natural grocery store that I wouldn't allow anyone to drink. Because of quality control I suggest only drinking wheatgrass you juice yourself. If you buy it fresh to juice: buy organic, buy local, check for mold around the base of the plant, the color should be bright and healthy, and the plant and soil should smell fresh. And this is in no way professional medical advice. Always discuss this issue with your care provider. To learn more about the health benefits of wheatgrass visit Wheagrass for Health Care Professionals.

recommended for you

Comments