What is this green grass that peoples are juicing? What is it with wheatgrass that makes it so healing for the body? I have been drinking it in form of powdered wheatgrass every day for a while, but I think it is time to start growing my own. There are some great sprouting trays out there that will do most of the job, and I am sure that the fresh juice will be even more powerful. Drinking wheatgrass juice is the one thing that I am doing that is not a joy for my taste buds. It does not taste good, it tastes like grass. So, I also put some powder in my juice or in my smoothie to mask the taste.
What is wheat grass?
Wheat grass is one of the so-called green foods that are valued by health-conscious individuals as a great natural source of nutrients. In juice form it contains 70% chlorophyll, which is often referred to as the blood of plant life. It closely resembles the molecules of’ human red blood cells. Chlorophyll has been shown to produce an unfavourable environment for bacterial growth in the body and therefore effective in increasing the body’s resistance to illness.
Wheatgrass is considered to be a complete food in itself. The fact is that one pound of fresh wheatgrass is equivalent in nutritional value to 23 pounds of choice garden vegetables. Due to its fibrous nature, which is indigestible by humans, wheatgrass must be liquefied before it can be consumed.
Wheatgrass works by filling nutritional gaps in the diet and cleansing the blood. It is high in vitamins A, C and E, containing the same amount of vitamin C as an orange. It is also an excellent source of essential B vitamins, which are necessary for normal brain and body development. The juice also contains many essential minerals : calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, sodium, necessary for healthy bones, teeth, hair and skin.
Wheatgrass juice contains natural enzymes, which help the bodies defence mechanism by strengthening cells and removing poisons from the blood stream. It helps eliminate toxins accumulated from eating processed food, breathing polluted air and drinking impure water. It also has dilating effect on the blood vessels allowing blood to flow more easily. This improved circulation means valuable nutrients can be distributed more efficiently throughout the body. It also has an effect on red blood cells, whereby it increases the iron content in the blood.
What can wheatgrass do for the body?
Wheatgrass juice is extremely bioavailable. This occurs because wheatgrass requires 50 times more pressure to juice than other fruits and vegetables. This force pulverizes the cellular structures and expresses out miniscule nutritional elements. The benefit of these tiny nutritional elements is that they are easy for the body to assimilate.
When you drink high quality wheatgrass juice, your body may produce results such as:
*A physical and mental sense of well-being
*More energy and better sleep
*Stronger immune system
*Detoxification on a cellular level
*Reduced inflammation in the entire body
*Lessened appetite cravings
*Increased mental clarity
*Improved eyesight and night vision
*You suddenly start accomplishing more every day
*Actively engaging in and enjoying activities you had been dreading in the past
*Visually seeing results via live blood cell analysis such as the unclumping of oxygen-carrying red blood cells
and much more.
*1 fl. oz. of wheatgrass juice is equivalent to 2½ pounds of the choicest vegetables
*Wheatgrass is mineral rich and contains 92 minerals needed by the body
*It is a complete protein containing 20+ amino acids and has higher protein densities than any other food source
*The magic is in the enzymes with more than 30 found in the juice
*The juice is 70% chlorophyll and since the chlorophyll molecule is virtually identical to hemoglobin (red blood cells that carry oxygen), wheatgrass juice will oxygenate your body
an as of yet unidentified, tiny molecule is responsible for the positive effects.
I came across this tray that seemed really good, and I will get me one and try it. Look HERE.
So, for the journey to optimal health I wish you greens in abundance! Go for it!