The Benefits Of Wheatgrass & How Much To Drink

by Sasha on February 20, 2014

You either LOVE wheatgrass or you hate it. Plain and simple! I see people chug it back with pride and others scrunch up their face and say “No I can’t”. Before you give up on the luscious green liquid please have a look at why it is a gem. I know I can say that after drinking a shot of wheatgrass I feel an immediate boost of energy. I wish I had know about wheatgrass earlier in my life when my parents were both dealing with cancer. Here is a summary of the benefits of wheatgrass from Raluca of Green Sprouts.

What is wheatgrass?

 18 Reasons To Drink Wheatgrass Juice: 

  1. Wheatgrass juice contains all necessary amino acids and is considered a complete food.
  2. Wheatgrass juice retains 92 out of 102 minerals available from soil.
  3. One once of wheatgrass juice has a nutritional value as 2 ½ lbs of fresh green vegetables.
  4. It is one of the richest in vitamin A, B complex, C, D and K.
  5. Contains Calcium, Phosphorous, Magnesium, sodium and potassium.
  6. It contains beta-carotene, which acts as a scavenger against harmful molecules flowing through the body
  7. Contains full spectrum of vitamins B, including B17 laetrile which has been credited with destroying cancer cells
  8. It contains 20% protein in the form of poly peptides which is deposited more efficiently in the bloodstream than animal protein
  9. Contains chlorophyll that has similar molecular structure with hemoglobin of human blood.
  10. It is antibacterial; it can be used inside and outside the body as a health aid.
  11. Chlorophyll arrests growth of unfriendly bacteria and counterattacks ingested toxins.
  12. Chlorophyll also helps purify the liver, regulate the digestion and improves blood sugar problems
  13. Liquid Chlorophyll gets into the tissues, refines them and makes them stronger.
  14. Liquid chlorophyll washes drug deposits and neutralizes toxins from the body.
  15. When taken in juice form, wheatgrass can protect from carcinogens.
  16. A small amount of wheatgrass juice prevents tooth decay. Hold it for few minutes in the mouth to eliminate toothaches. Gargle wheatgrass juice for sore throat.
  17. Wheatgrass juice can remove heavy metals from the body.
  18. By taking the wheatgrass juice you may feel difference in strength, endurance, health and spirituality

Juicing Instructions

  • Wheatgrass juice may be prepared using a juicer with masticating blades (not centrifugal).
  • Wheatgrass can be stored in green bags or sealed containers in your refrigerator up to 7-10 days.
  • Consume 2 oz of wheatgrass juice, twice a day on an empty stomach between 1 ½ h and 3 h after eating.
  • It should be taken 15 – 30 min before eating to allow to totally absorb into the system.
  • Consume the wheatgrass juice within 15 minutes of preparation.
  • It is recommended to start with one ounce and increase to 4 oz daily.
  • It may be taken straight or diluted with other juices or water.

I would love to hear from you. Have you tried wheatgrass yet and how are you using it?

If you are local (Kitchener-Waterloo) we are hosting Dr. Brian Clement from Hippocrates Health Institute. Click below to buy your ticket or to learn how to become a vendor at this event.

Brian Clement May 22nd, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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