5 Things You Need To Know About Wheatgrass Juice

WheatGrass-Juicing
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You stand to benefit in many ways from adding this juice to your diet. It can help offset so many of the negative things we do to ourselves like eating poor diets or even living in polluted environments.

What is Wheatgrass juice?
It’s the juice from wheatgrass of course, and wheatgrass is literally the grass of wheat. Before the wheat grows into the golden-tan stalks we recognize as wheat it starts out as a grass in its young stage. Wheatgrass juice is the green juice from young wheat.

Why would anyone want to drink wheatgrass juice?

Wheatgrass juice is rich in chlorophyll and nutrients like the vegetation that is the primary food source for most mammals. It’s a great source of energy, high quality vitamins, minerals, enzymes and protein. We know greens are good for us but if you’re not a salad fan here’s an interesting piece of info: “If you woke up to just one ounce of fresh wheatgrass juice in place of a cup of coffee, you would derive the same benefit as eating a two-pound green salad!” -Perfect Foods Inc.

What are the benefits of drinking Wheatgrass juice?

“Increases red blood-cell count and lowers blood pressure. It cleanses the blood, organs and gastrointestinal tract of debris. Wheatgrass also stimulates metabolism and the body’s enzyme systems by enriching the blood. It also aids in reducing blood pressure by dilating the blood pathways throughout the body.

Stimulates the thyroid gland, correcting obesity, indigestion, and a host of other complaints.” -The Wheatgrass Book by Ann Wigmore

“High energy (you’ll feel more awake, and experience an increase in stamina). Easier digestion. Reduced cravings (for addictive substances). Improved fertility. Eased pain.” -Perfect Foods Inc.

And many more…

What does it taste like?
It’s got a bit of a sweet taste to it because it has simple sugar (glucose). It tastes like raw greens. I drink mine with juiced garlic and ginger which can be upsetting to some stomachs.

How do you drink it?

You can probably get some at your local health food store. It’s usually made fresh. A fistful of grass is cut from a tray full of grass, juiced and served in a small shot glass, smaller than the cup you get on a bottle of cough syrup. It’s potent. It tastes potent and drinking more than that when the body isn’t used to it can lead to nausea and even vomiting.

Additional Srcs: hippocratesinstitute.com
800wheatgrass.com

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