19 May 2015

Why Wheatgrass?

Wheatgrass is one of the richest sources of chlorophyll available to us which is a fantastic natural energy source straight from the sun! A 50ml shot of wheatgrass provides the equivalent nutritional value of 5 lbs of fresh vegetables! These nutrients include vitamins A, B complex, C, D, K, beta carotene, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, selenium and zinc.

Wheatgrass juice is a potent blood cleanser and blood sugar balancer. Adding a small shot of wheatgrass to your daily diet will cause sugar cravings to naturally reduce over time. It also helps with red blood cell regeneration, white blood cell oxygenation (boosting the immune system) and assists the body’s natural detoxification process as it is extremely alkalising.

Humans cannot digest wheatgrass so we need to drink the juice to get these benefits. Juicing wheatgrass makes all of these nutrients readily available for absorption and it takes only a few minutes to digest this juice.

How to include wheatgrass in your daily diet:

Drink a 50ml shot of freshly juiced wheatgrass on an empty stomach. It is ideal first thing in the morning as it is also a great energy booster due to its high concentration of nutrients.
If you’re new to drinking wheatgrass or haven’t had some for a while the first few shots may make you feel nauseous or queasy; this is a normal reaction and is a result of the potent cleansing properties of this miracle elixir! You can try adding a little ginger or lemon to the wheatgrass to help with this or having one of these after your shot.

See here for instructions on growing your own wheatgrass at home!