The Health & Nutritional Benefits of Wheatgrass
What is wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass is young sprouted wheat of 1 to 2 weeks of age. Once wheatgrass reaches a height of 12 to 20cm it can be cut and then juiced. Due to its fibrous nature, wheatgrass is indigestible to humans, which is why it needs to be juiced and why cows need four stomachs to digest grass.
The Nutritional Benefits
Wheatgrass's deep green juice is abundant in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, protein and chlorophyll. It contains every amino acid, vitamin and mineral necessary for human nutrition, making it one of the few actual “whole foods.”
Wheatgrass is so nutrient-rich, in fact, that only 30mls of freshly squeezed wheatgrass juice is
equivalent in nutritional value to 1kg of leafy green vegetables.
Kilo for kilo, it has more vitamin C than oranges and twice the vitamin A of
Note: The Above is only true when wheatgrass is grown on organic soil which has not been depleted of minerals.
Containing 70% chlorophyll, wheatgrass juice increases the body’s production of red blood cells (haemoglobin). This helps to
normalise high blood pressure and stimulates healthy tissue-cell
growth. Chlorophyll also has the ability to break down poisonous carbon dioxide which allows more absorption of oxygen into the bloodstream.
Wheatgrass juice also contains enzymes which help in the digestion and metabolisation of nutrients, and abscisic acid, which is known for its
Is it a miracle? Perhaps. Most of the foods we eat today lack vitality. They contain preservatives, pesticides and hormones. Foods are often processed or overcooked, which destroys most of their nutritional properties.
Since wheatgrass juice is raw, drinking it gives us the vitamins, minerals and enzymes we need in one of the freshest and most natural forms available. It is quite simply one of the healthiest things you can put in your body.
The Natural Cleanser
Every day our bodies accumulate internal waste and harmful toxins from eating processed and chemically grown food, breathing polluted air and drinking impure water. If we don’t rid the body of toxins they can cause long term damage and disease.
One of the fastest and surest ways to cleanse our bodies of environmental pollutants is wheatgrass juice.
Its high levels of enzymes and amino acids work like a natural detergent to detoxify the
liver, eliminate toxic heavy metals from the blood stream, rid the body of waste matter and help to
strengthen the body’s immune system. This allows valuable nutrients to then be distributed more efficiently throughout the body, along with stimulating healthy tissue cell growth.
Wheatgrass juice also has a dilating effect on the body’s blood vessels which allows blood to flow more easily.
Basically it’s like a daily grease and oil change for your body enabling it to operate at an optimal level in a highly oxygenated environment.
The Health Benefits of Wheatgrass
Here are some of the many health benefits wheatgrass has…
* Aids in the prevention of and fight against infections and
improves the body's ability to heal wounds.
* Helps removes heavy metals from the body.
* Absorbs 92 out of the known 102 minerals from the soil.
* Helps with skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis.
* Chlorophyll in wheatgrass helps improve blood sugar disorders.
* Helps eliminate body odours.
* The high magnesium content in chlorophyll builds enzymes that restore the sex hormones.
* Helps prevent tooth decay.
* Chlorophyll in wheatgrass helps purify the liver.
* Arrests the growth of unfriendly bacteria.
* Is an energiser for body and mind.
* Great for constipation and keeping the bowels open.
* Is non-allergenic.
* Aids in the prevention and fight against cancer.
Taste The Goodness!
When we were kids we rolled around on the grass, scored our first goal on it, and some of us even ate it. Now the idea of drinking juice made from grass may seem distasteful, but try it for the first time and you may be pleasantly surprised by its subtly sweet taste.
When you drink that shot of wheatgrass, you know you’re doing something truly nourishing for yourself.
Have a shot of wheatgrass every day. We think you’ll notice the difference. By giving your body the vital nutrients and antioxidants it needs,
you will have more energy, stronger immunity and a clearer head to enjoy life!
How much juice should I drink?
We recommend you start with 30mls of wheatgrass juice followed with a glass of water, for the first few days. Once you are comfortable with this you can increase the amount up to 60mls, eg. 30mls twice a day. Wheatgrass has a strong cleansing effect and may make you nauseous if you start with too much.
If you have a hard time swallowing that shot of wheatgrass every day try mixing it with other juices.
See our wheatgrass cocktails and other juice recipes for more ideas.
The Complete Protein Source
Proteins are a very important nutrient needed by the body and are responsible for a huge array of diverse functions throughout the body including cell renewal, creation of hormones to building of muscles, blood and organs.
Proteins are made up of amino acids, and they are essential to proper digestion and assimilation of foods,
strong immunity against disease, rapid healing of cuts and
wounds, proper liver function and regulation of our level of mental
When it comes to supplying protein, wheatgrass juice provides a large array of the essential amino acids.
Learn more about the benefits of wheatgrass
Here are some links to various articles and websites about wheatgrass that you may find interesting.
www.wheatgrassprofessional.info - Wheatgrass for health professionals - many interesting articles written by a general practitioner using wheatgrass for therapy in his practice in Melbourne.
www.cancerlynx.com - A case study regarding a woman's fight against peritoneal cancer.
www.wholisticresearch.com - Article written about wheatgrass by Wholistic Research Company in UK.
www.rawfoodinfo.com - An article about wheatgrass and cereal grasses written by Steve
www.wheatgrass.com - An online book about cereal grasses (wheatgrass) written by "Pines Wheatgrass" (USA)
www.parrotparrot.com - How wheatgrass can be
healthy for your pets.
There are thousands of dedicated people around the world that have embraced the wheatgrass phenomenon. Try it yourself and witness the change. We believe that it will make a difference to your