You’ve probably heard of it, and if you’ve tried it you most likely didn’t like it (and you may have even felt sick afterwards). Let’s be honest, most people do not like the flavor of wheatgrass juice, especially if the grass has been overgrown as it will be even more bitter.
There are many ways to enjoy the powerful healing benefits of wheatgrass. You can drink it, soak in it, use it as a face wash … the opportunities are endless. But first, let’s understand what wheatgrass is and why we might want to start using it.
As for those whom felt ill after, there are a few reasons for this reaction and I’ve included a ‘how to drink wheatgrass’ paragraph further down the article to help you avoid this unpleasant reaction in the future.
What is Wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass is simply the grass grown from Wheatberries, which is the whole kernel of the wheat grain. It is the fastest and easiest variety to grow and is also favored by pets (more than any other grass). This plant is used as medicine and serves as regenerative and protective factors to health. Utilizing grass for its beneficial properties is not a new discovery, it has been used prior to the late 1800’s and the first documented study on it was in 1883!
It is one of the richest sources of nutrients provided in a readily usable form, and 15 lbs of wheatgrass equals 350lbs of garden vegetables in overall nutritional value and protein. The nutrients provided include 92 of the trace minerals, rich source of Vitamin A, C, D, E and K, as well as the full spectrum B-vitamins including B17 (Laetrile) that has shown to selectively destroy cancer cells. Nutrients also include a rich source of Phytonutrients such as Beta-Carotene and Bioflavonoids, an excellent source of amino acids and enzymes. It is also one of the richest sources of Chlorophyll.
A Brief look at Chlorophyll:
Chlorophyll is the green (sometimes purple) pigment found in growing plants and it contains the mineral and protein compounds. It is often referred to as the ‘blood’ of the plant, and is practically identical to human blood on a molecular level. The only difference between the two is the central nucleus of human blood is made of an iron mineral and chlorophyll’s is made of magnesium mineral.
Wheatgrass is one of the best sources of nutrients that are delivered in a highly digestible form, meaning it will supply the body what it needs to perform better. Our bodies are incredibly intelligent and when they are ‘fueled’ correctly have the ability to cleanse, detox, heal and protect. Wheatgrass juice is also an effective way to provide nutrients for anyone suffering with digestive problems as they are easily absorbed and utilized by the body.
Wheatgrass is for everyone!!! Whether you are over/underweight, sick or healthy, young or old, tired of energetic, it will serve you well. It has the ability to make our bodies stronger, prevent illness and improve overall health.
Please let’s not forget our furry loved ones … as animals will also benefit from wheatgrass. I should likely mention to keep an eye on cats as I found mine lounging in the tray looking very content. Since then we have reached a compromise and he gets his own tray of grass.
Here are the many ways that wheatgrass can benefit your health:
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