Wheatgrass , as the name suggests is the grass of young wheat plants . It is also a powerful health food supplement that is packed with highly concentrated vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll and enzymes , Nutritionally it is a complete food that contains 98 of the 102 earth elements.
Wheatgrass juice are excellent ways to get dark greens into the diet. Pound per pound wheatgrass is more then twenty times denser in nutrients then any other choice vegetables . Since it is considered a vegetable in the grass stage it has been proven safe for people with wheat allergies . Juicing unlocks even more nutrients from wheatgrass , making them more concentrated and usable to the cells of the body.
Wheatgrass is easily digested with little energy . 1 ounce of juice equals 2 – 1/2 pounds of green vegetables.
Dr. Ann Wigmore, proponent of a “Living Foods Diet ” , has embraced the benefits of Wheatgrass in her teaching and writing . According to Dr. Wigmore , It has an exceptional ability to both nourish and detoxify the body.
One of the main ingredients with major benefits s is the chlorophyll, which has the ability to draw toxins from the body like a magnet . Considered the “Blood Plants” chlorophyll can soothe and heal tissues internally. The chlorophyll in Wheatgrass is high in oxygen and light energy , which can provide brain and body tissues with an optimal environment in which to function . The chlorophyll in Wheatgrass also has antibacterial properties , which can stop the development of harmful bacteria in the body.
Wheatgrass has external benefits as well. It can be used as a scalp treatment to restore the luster to hair , as well as a skin cleanser andastringent as a sinus treatment. It can also be added to the bath water to stimulate circulation and can be applied topically to help heal cuts and bruises . Also can be gargled to help with sore throats .
I will be having more benefits and information on Wheatgrass in my next blog. We grow and juice our own and each of us takes an ounce every morning before we take anything else . It is best taken on an empty stomach .