Benefits of wheatgrass

Who would think that something as simple as wheatgrass could have such a positive impact on our health?

 

Wheatgrass has a long history…

Tradition has it that the Essenes, the Jewish group who lived at the time of Jesus, would have had wheat seeds, wheatgrass and wheat seed sprouts as part of their diet. They believed that a good diet and a positive attitude was the answer to perfect health. Great advice even for today.

Modern evidence suggests that much of the sickness that is around today is due to our poor diets. Food is either processed too much, or cooked to death – often destroying the life-giving enzymes, vitamins and minerals on the way. Wheatgrass is extremely cleansing and detoxifying and provides an incredible boost in energy levels and has also been known to cure many types of blood disorders.

Wheatgrass contains a large amount of chlorophyll and is full of enzymes, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It is an excellent source of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulphur, cobalt, and zinc. 2floz of Wheatgrass juice is known to contain the same nutritional value as 3lbs of organic vegetables.

Benefits of Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass juice helps your body to build red blood cells which carry oxygen to every cell.

  • Increases energy levels
  • Potent Detoxifier
  • Slows down the anti-aging process
  • Restores alkalinity to the blood.
  • Chlorophyll neutralizes toxins in the body.
  • Chlorophyll helps purify the liver
  • Chlorophyll improves blood sugar problems.
  • Contains lutein which helps maintain healthy skin and eyes.
  • Helps with weight loss

Juicing Wheatgrass

It’s pretty easy to juice wheatgrass, all you need are the fresh grass wheatgrass cuttings ( you can grow this pretty easily at home). And maybe a slice of lime or lemon to take the edge off – wheatgrass is packed full of nutrients, but let’s be honest it doesn’t taste that great!

Wheatgrass calms the nervous system Wheatgrass comes in different forms; Frozen, powdered and as tablets. Frozen is best because wheatgrass is a living superfood, full of living enzymes and freezing just after cutting preserves the enzymes in the grass.

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