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wheatgrass diet

Fringe nutrition
A diet largely limited to wheatgrass (Triticum aestivum) juice as a food, medicine and tonic, a concept first championed in the 1950s by Ann Wigmore, who claimed it cured her own cancer. Enthusiasts have consumed wheatgrass juice for anaemia, constipation and detoxification, and applied it topically for bites, burns and cuts. There are no clinical studies supporting the use of wheatgrass or its derivatives in cancer management.
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A Wheat grass is sprouting up all over--as a "boost" at the neighborhood juice bar, performance enhancer at athletic events and even as the star ingredient of "the wheat grass diet," which promises an abundance of health benefits.
There is no scientific evidence that indicates wheat grass or the wheat grass diet cures or prevents disease.