The Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice

The Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice

Wheatgrass is one of the most powerful Superfoods in the world and is so potently abundant with rich nutrients, vitamins and enzymes. Just 30ml of freshly squeezed organic wheatgrass juice (1 shot) is equivalent in to nutritional value of around 1kg of leafy green vegetables.

Wheat grass can provide the body with 98 of 102 elements including calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, phosphorus but also many amino acids, vitamins and minerals. More than that, wheatgrass is 70% chlorophyll, which provides more energy than any other element. Produce which contains chlorophyll builds red blood cells, aids bloodstream function and improves blood sugar problems. It delivers high levels of oxygen to the brain and makes body tissue function at optimal levels. Nutrient-fuelled chlorophyll is absorbed by the body tissue, refining, rebuilding and rejuvenating them.

More benefits of wheatgrass include:

  • Increases red blood cell count and lowers blood pressure
  • Cleanses the blood, organs and digestive system
  • Increases metabolism
  • Stimulates the thyroid gland which can combat obesity, indigestion and other associated diseases
  • Stimulates enzyme activity
  • Helps to alkaline the blood, reducing over-acidity in the blood
  • Acts as a powerful detoxifier
  • Protects the liver and blood
  • The enzymes and amino acids found in wheatgrass can protect us from carcinogens

When wheatgrass is juiced, using juicers like the Oscar Neo DA 1000, nutrients enter the body, cleanse organs and provide essential vitamins and minerals which our bodies need to operate. Common centrifugal juicers are not able to juice wheat grass due to the high speed extraction method. Cold press juicers, utilising a gentle squeezing method extract maximum amounts of juice from grasses and keep all its nutrients still intact. This means your body can enjoy the benefits of wheatgrass straight away and in the most pure form.

There are many ways users can ingest wheatgrass. Blenders, like the advanced Bio Chef Blender can be used to blend the grass with with fruits or vegetables and make superfood smoothies. Whether it's by extraction or my blending wheat grass, both ways ensure that you get maximum benefits with minimum effort and a daily intake of energy.

Wheatgrass has always been has long been known for it's ability to clean heavy metals from the body. This can be of great assistance if you have had amalgam fillings removed. The cleansing and purifying attributes contribute to boosting the body’s immune system.

It has been researched by the American Cancer Society that wheatgrass can help to cure bronchitis, fever, infection, and skin and digestive disorders.

Wheatgrass is also a great natural alkalizer, it cleanses acids from the body and can even balance our natural PH levels. This is one of the main reasons why drinking wheat grass juice can assist minimising illnesses.

You can grow your own wheatgrass and have this ultra rich juice everyday naturally coming from your own garden. Vitality 4 Life sell a range of the best sprouters on the market. Grow your organic superfood in the comfort of your own home.

Frequently Asked Questions about Wheat Grass:

Isn't wheat acidifying for the body

Fully grown, harvested, processed, milled and stored wheat is, yes. However, just like with most grains, when sprouted it is very alkaliine.

Does Wheatgrass contain Gluten?

No, wheatgrass does not contain gluten. In fact, wheatgrass is a suitable food type for those with a gluten intolerance. Although wheat grain contains gluten, wheatgrass is not a grain, it is a green vegetable and as such contains no gluten.

How much Wheatgrass juice can you drink per day?

It is recommended by Ann Wigmore that you start drinking about 30ml of wheatgrass juice per day. After a few weeks you can increase the level of wheatgrass juice to 60ml. Over the next few months you can build up to 120ml of wheatgrass juice a day.

How do I avoid mould when growing Wheatgrass?

Mould is the most common problem when growing wheatgrass (in fact it is often the only problem). It can be identified as white blobs forming (normally around the base of the wheatgrass stalks) when it is alive and black spots when it is dead. The following are all suggestions for preventing mould formation on your home grown wheatgrass.

  • Do not soak your wheatgrass seeds for longer than 8 hours.
  • After soaking, plant the seeds as soon as you have drained them.
  • Try and keep your growing micro-climate from becoming too hot or too humid, a temperature around 30ºC is recommended.

Is mould formation on wheatgrass of any significance?

Mould formation on wheatgrass can be of great significance. Some people are allergic to mould and it is also bad news for people who suffer from asthma. An intake of mould can result in instant body reactions such as headaches, nausea and even body hives.

Therefore it's important to at least cut well above any mould that has formed when harvesting your wheatgrass. Also, empty and sterilise your trays after harvesting to discourage any related mould growth.

Can I repeatedly trim and grow the same tray of wheatgrass?

Although it is possible to regrow your wheatgrass after its first cutting and then re-harvest the same batch, it is not a recommended practice as the second harvest will not contain nearly as many nutrients as the first. This is because a great deal of the nutritional value in wheatgrass comes from the seed as it sprouts which occurs in the first harvest. As well as the loss of nutritional content, re-growing the wheatgrass increases the chance / growth of mould.

Our recommendations for a Wheatgrass juicer:

Grow your own and enjoy the benefits Wheat Grass Juice:

Wheatgrass Growing Kit

✓ Contains 5 food-grade plastic growing trays ✓ Includes 1kg of certified biodynamic wheatgrass seeds ✓ Includes detailed instruction booklet with wheatgrass juicing recipes ✓ Grow enough wheatgrass for 4 people to have 30ml of wheatgrass daily

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