ABC’s Of Juicing Wheatgrass: Benefits Of Wheatgrass
First let me say there are a lot of websites out there with an abundance of information on the benefits of juicing wheatgrass. A lot of them are only claims. That said, let me assure you of this fact: There are many good things that come from juicing wheatgrass and at the end of this article you’ll find some excellent resources.
The Benefits Of Wheatgrass Juice
What’s more nutritious than juicing wheatgrass? Not much! Wheatgrass juice is one of the most potently healthy drinks you can put in your body. It has been dubbed “a complete food” by health practitioners for its seemingly limitless health benefits.
It’s packed with over 90 minerals, including high concentrations of potassium, calcium, sodium, chlorophyll, and magnesium. Wheatgrass is also one of the best plant sources for protein, even better than soy and legumes.
There are 19 amino acids in wheatgrass and amazingly, it contains twice the vitamin A as carrots, vitamin B12 and more Vitamin C than oranges( ABC’s, get it?). I’ve seen it stated in many ways, but a shot of fresh wheatgrass juice contains the nutritional equivalent of 1 kg of leafy green vegetables! How great is that!
There are many claims that wheatgrass juice is a powerful detoxifier, and liver and blood protector. It’s said that it detoxifies the liver and bloodstream, and chemically neutralizes environmental pollutants.
According to one website, wheatgrass juice “helps to fight tumors and it also neutralizes toxins. Recent studies show that wheatgrass has a powerful ability to fight tumors without the usual toxicity of drugs that also inhibit cell-destroying agents. The many active compounds found in wheatgrass juice cleanse the blood and neutralize and digest toxins in our cells.” Whoa! That’s Awesome! I want some of that!
I’ve experimented with juicing wheatgrass and can tell you from my experience it certainly gives me a boost of energy when I drink it. Since I know it’s packed with nutrients, I know it’s good for my body. All things in moderation though. I’ll post more on juicing wheatgrass in the weeks ahead.
What have you heard about the benefits of juicing wheatgrass? Have you tried it or are you afraid to try it? Thanks for reading and happy juicing!
Geli Heimann Kitchen : Wheatgrass Health Benefits
Kiristie Allie’s Organic Liaison: Amino Acids
Staying Healthy With Nutrition – Elson M. Haas, MD
The Juicing Bible, Second Edition – Pat Crocker