“Wheatgrass juice is the nectar of rejuvenation, the plasma of youth, the blood of all life. The elements that are missing in your body’s cells-especially enzymes, vitamins, hormones, and nucleic acids can be obtained through this daily green sunlight transfusion.” -- Rev. Viktoras Kulvinskas, MS, author Survival into the 21st Century.
As of late, hundreds are swearing by this wheatgrass concoction, calling it the healing power of nature’s grasses. It is a trending natural product that has become dominant in juice bars, natural food stores, and those at home “do-it-your-selfers.” So why is this miracle mixture that is so soothing to the mind, soul and body all the rage?
Wheat grass is a blend of barley, oats, and rye, grown in fields across the USA. Unlike the typical way of growing grass, wheat grass is grown indoors within trays for 10 days before consumption via tablet or juice. Wheatgrass can even be categorized as a complete food, being that it is a source of beta carotene and the B vitamins, plus C, E, H, and K. Additionally, it contains 90 different minerals and 19 amino acids — that’s more iron than spinach, and more protein than any meat, fish, eggs, beans or dairy products!
The main ingredient making wheatgrass so beneficial to the body is chlorophyll, which makes up 70% of wheatgrass when in juice form. Since chlorophyll is often referred to as “the blood of plant life” there MUST be a dynamic set of benefits to the human body, and many claims have absolutely proven so. Scientists have confirmed that wheat grass neutralizes toxins in the body, slows down the aging process, helps purify the liver, improves blood sugar problems, prevents cancer and, of course, aids in digestion by cleansing the body. Wheatgrass has also had other remarkable, yet somewhat odd perks, such as curing toothaches when held in the mouth for 5 minutes, curing sore throats by simply gargling, or removing heavy metals, such as mercury, from the body.
So who isn’t sold about this magical product yet? I know I am! For those of you looking to incorporate wheatgrass into your daily regime, here are a list of ways to go about doing so. First there is the pill form which you have to take 7 times daily. The wheatgrass pills can be bought at any local GNC or Vitamin Shoppe. Additionally, you can buy wheatgrass in powder form to make your own juice at home, which is the preferred method. This could be found at many natural food stores, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe or online, with some health companies specializing in making the wheatgrass blend. Starter kits are even sold for people who want to grow it themselves.
Test out wheatgrass in hopes that this product is all that it is blended up to be!