Wheatgrass is a superfood that are treasured by health-conscious people, it carries a extraordinary natural supply of nutrients. It carries 70% chlorophyll, the blood of plant life! It also closely match the molecules of human red blood cells and has been shown to make an adverse environment for bacterial growth in the body. This effectively increases the body's resistance to illness.
Wheatgrass is considered to be a absolute food in itself, one pound of wheatgrass is equivalent in nutritional value to 23 pounds of choice garden vegetables. Due to its fibrous nature, wheatgrass needs to be liquefied before it can be consumed.
Consuming wheat grass promotes your body to create red blood cells which carry oxygen to every cell. By raising the oxygenation the body you can help offset smog and carbon monoxide and increase your endurance during physical exercise.
Wheatgrass dissolves scars formed in the lungs and also cleanse drug deposits from the body, purifies the blood and organs and counteracts acids and toxins in the body. It promotes to increase the enzymes level in our cells, aiding in the rejuvenation of the body and the metabolism of nutrients.
This nutrient-rich grass carries 17 amino acids which are the building blocks of proteins. The body uses these amino acids for things like building muscle tissue, repairing cells and clotting the blood. Wheatgrass retains 92 of the 102 minerals found in the soil. These minerals include calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium and potassium. It is a rich natural supply of vitamins A and C. Wheatgrass has more vitamin C than oranges and twice the vitamin A of carrots. It is exceptionally rich in vitamins E, K, and B-complex. It is also a natural supply of laetrile (B-17). Wheatgrass develops an immunisation effect against numerous dietary carcinogens.
Apart from all the nutrients cited above, there are other less understood ingredients - that enables it to support life in herbivorous mammals. No other single plant will keep cows, sheep, guinea pigs and mice alive and well through generations. In other animal tests, wheatgrass was able to return full potency in less than two months to male and female cows that had been unable to make offspring.
Wheatgrass juice protects the lungs and blood from water and air pollution, toxins, cigarette smoke and heavy metals. It is also a safe and a potent aid to weight loss since it suppresses the appetite and stimulates circulation and metabolism.
Although the grass can be cut and stored in the refrigerator for a few days, once juiced it is not stable and will decay quickly. Drinking it within fifteen minutes of juicing is best. Sipping it slowly over a couple of minutes - on an empty stomach - will provide the greatest benefits. Slowly increase from one ounce a day to about four ounces each day will gently acclimatise your system to it. Drinking it at mid-morning and mid-afternoon are the best times for this green energy pick-you-up.
Wheatgrass can also be taken in tablet and powder form - very useful when travelling. People sensitive or even allergic to wheat and wheat products - usually to the gluten found in wheat and also rye, barley etc - have no problems with wheatgrass juice, since it carries no gluten in this form. Truly a absolute superfood!