So what’s the deal with wheatgrass?  Usually seen served juiced with a slice of fruit, this superfood packs a powerful punch for your health and will likely make a big difference when it comes to your fertility.  For starters, any green vegetable that we eat is high in alkaline.  High alkaline foods help balance our pH levels and wheatgrass is a front runner for the alkalizing effect is has on our bodies.

Wheatgrass contains rich levels of chlorophyll, Folic Acid and vitamins C & E.  All of these nutrients serve as a body cleanser, boosting the body’s production of red blood cells and aiding against free radicals .  When our bodies are void of free radicals, we have a perfect environment for our ovaries to not only produce high-quality eggs but possibly preserve the follicle deterioration that comes along with age. A balanced pH level helps the fluid in women’s bodies become more receptive to sperm: extremely volatile little swimmers that are easily damaged by free radicals.

The Folic Acid in wheatgrass has been shown to help improve the overall quality of semen, sperm count, and DNA stability, but it doesn’t stop there. The high level of chlorophyll in wheatgrass helps to improve cell structure, reduces inflammation and counteracts with a variety of toxins.  This also helps promote a more regulated cycle.

All in all, wheatgrass is known to help combat the damaged caused by certain environmental factors in our bloodstream, assuring healthier sperm and oocytes. If you’re feeling extremely natural, you can always chew wheatgrass to gain its effects, but if that’s not your idea of fun, one or two servings of wheatgrass juice a day begins to work into our systems in about 20 minutes.

It’s always best to consult with your doctor before consuming wheatgrass as a nutritional supplement.  If you need help with or have questions surrounding nutritional counseling, you can ask me directly at Neway Fertility – 212-750-3330 or @drjanelleluk on Twitter.

Dr. Janelle Luk, Medical Director