Growing and Juicing Wheatgrass
We’ve all “heard” that wheatgrass juice is really good for you, but do you really know it’s beneficial to integrate wheatgrass juice into your healthy lifestyle? Here is 5 Reasons Why Wheatgrass is So Good For You:
- The chlorophyll in wheatgrass helps to purify the liver and other organs.
- Wheatgrass fights against infections and improves the body’s ability to heal.
- Wheatgrass is useful in treating constipation and keeping the bowels open.
- Wheatgrass aids in the prevention and fight against cancer and other diseases.
- The high magnesium content in chlorophyll builds enzymes that restore the sex hormones in both humans and animals.
Wheatgrass juice is a very safe and healthy agent to consume to cleanse the body’s organs and tissues. The detoxifying powers of drinking wheatgrass juice are well documented. Wheatgrass juice has been found to be 10 times more effective than other popular natural detoxifying beverages such as carrot juice.
For those who are new to consuming wheatgrass juice and those new to juicing in general, it is good to know that juicing is an excellent means of getting healthy and losing weight. If you follow a healthy diet, get regular exercise and juice raw fresh drinks from home then you will be well on your way to a healthier and happier you.
Wheatgrass contains most of the vitamins and minerals needed for human health. It’s a whole meal and complete protein with about 30 enzymes. It has up to 70% chlorophyll (which builds the blood). It’s an excellent source of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. Wheatgrass cleanses the body (natural raw detoxer) and it eliminates body and breath odors. The natural value of wheatgrass juice is so high that many people don’t feel the “cravings” that lead to overeating. It’s great for the skin and first and second decree burns. And it’s one of the best Alkaline foods!
When you start any new health regime, you must proceed with caution. You are introducing something new into your body so do so slowly. Wheatgrass juice has a taste to it that is not like anything else you have ever tasted before. Wheatgrass is strong so you need to become accustomed to drinking it. Try a small portion of it and see what you think. Begin with approximately a 1/8 tray of freshly juiced wheatgrass. This works out to be about an ounce. If you don’t like it or your stomach doesn’t like it, do not give up on it but improvise. Mix it with other juices such as apple, orange or tomato to make it a taste you will enjoy.
You can make wheatgrass juice in a masticating juicer. Another option is to blend it in a liquidizer with purified water. You can also add a variety of herbs to it as well as raw honey if you so desire. You can then strain the concoction to make a refreshing beverage. You should strain it and drink it right away. Any juice that is left over can be refrigerated for a 12 hour period but no more. Another option is to freeze what is left for later use.
For optimum health benefits you should drink wheatgrass juice first thing in the morning before you have eaten any food. Fast-acting wheatgrass juice takes approximately 20 minutes to make its way into the system and from there to start its good work, which is to say breaking down toxins and old mucus in the body.
Wheatgrass has often been called a perfect and complete food. It is capable of compensating for nutritional deficiencies in a natural manner and can improve your energy and vigor. It is chocked full of natural enzymes, amino acids, chlorophyll, minerals and vitamins.
Best Juicers for Juicing Wheatgrass
There are many juicers that are good choices for making wheatgrass juice. Consider all of the benefits and features of each one, as well as the price. Not all juicers support wheatgrass so you need to make sure that the one you decide to purchase is a masticating juicer. Here are some of the most popular options available on the market today for making wheatgrass juice:
- Omega Juicer J8004, J8005, J8006 and J8007
- Champion Juicer
- Black and Decker JE2200B 400-Watt Fruit and Vegetable Juice Extractor with Custom Juice Cup
- Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor
For some recipes that you might enjoy making go to my juicing recipes page.