I won’t say I LOVE Wheatgrass, but I do love the benefits it gives me. You have to get use to the tastes but after a while or even mixing it with some apple juice helps you get this wonder food down a bit easier. One of the main reasons I drink it is because it helps with alkalizing your body. If you are a meat eater like me then one of the side effects of all that meat is that it creates a lot of acid in your body and your body being too acid is one of the main reasons many illnesses happen. So if you can counter that a little bit then why not. It also has the extra benefit of helping you lose weight faster!
But Wheatgrass have SO much more going for it then just these two benefits. But rather me telling you about it, you can read below just some of the benefits and why you should also be thinking about starting to add this wonder food to your diet.
Info courtesy of Greenhealth: Wheatgrass, as the name suggests, is the grass of young wheat plants. It is also a powerful health food supplement that is packed with highly concentrated vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll and enzymes. Nutritionally, wheatgrass is a complete food that contains 98 of the 102 earth elements.
Wheatgrass and wheatgrass juice are excellent ways to get dark greens in the diet. Pound for pound, wheatgrass is more than twenty times denser in nutrients than other choice vegetables. Since it is considered a vegetable in the grass stage, wheatgrass is safe for people with wheat allergies. Juicing unlocks even more nutrients from wheatgrass, making them more concentrated and usable to the cells of the body.
One of the ingredients with major benefit in wheatgrass is chlorophyll, which has the ability to draw toxins from the body like a magnet. Considered the “blood of plants”, chlorophyll can soothe and heal tissues internally. The chlorophyll in wheatgrass is high in oxygen and light energy, which can provide the brain and body tissues with an optimal environment in which to function. The chlorophyll in wheatgrass also has antibacterial properties, which can stop the development of harmful bacteria in the body.
A major benefit of taking wheatgrass juice is that it is easily digested with little energy. Wheatgrass provides crude chlorophyll from a living plant, which is the most effective way to gain the full therapeutic benefits of chlorophyll. Just an ounce of wheatgrass juice per day provides a host of benefits, while a therapeutic program to treat a specific condition or illness may include two or three ounces. It is a complete food with no side effects. Many people grow their own organic wheatgrass and use juicers to make their own juice.