Wheatgrass Juice – Not the Powder!

Many people are on the juicing bandwagon these days and are making all sorts of juice cocktails.  Wheatgrass juice is in a league of its own and is best consumed as juice and not the powder you see sold in most health food stores.

It is very similar to aloe vera benefit-wise except that you only need to start on 1-2oz a day to see the benefits of it.

 

Wheatgrass Juice

What is Wheatgrass Juice?  

It is the baby grass of wheat and is gluten-free.  You can normally buy it at health food markets and even some health food shops. The juice should only be taken on an empty stomach and can take some getting used to.

Personally, I like it flash-frozen straight from the field.  This bumps up the price to £54 a packet for 28oz of individual 1oz parcels. Quite expensive if you are on a tight budget.

Trays of the grass are easier on the pocket and are between £7-10 a tray.  Each one yields about 9oz of juice.

You will need to have a juicer that can juice wheatgrass as it is quite stringy – even more so than celery.

The good thing about wheatgrass juice is that you should see the effects on your body within a week as it is so powerful.

Personally, I found wheatgrass:

  • Toned my skin
  • Restored elasicity
  • Contributed to weight loss
  • Enhanced my vision
  • Made my hair thick and bushy
  • Made my nails strong

 

What is Wheatgrass Made Of?

It is one of the few grasses that has a complete protein profile.  All essential amino acids are included.  Chlorophyll – plant blood – is similar to our own haemoglobin and serves as a blood enricher.  This means that it can raise low blood counts of invalids back to a healthy level. All minerals and vitamins are included.  Wheatgrass is a complete food.

As the taste is quite acquired, you may have to lick a slice of lemon afterwards to take the wheatgrass juice taste off your tongue.  The good thing is that the benefits outweigh the taste.

The sicker you are the more juice you will need – up to 8oz daily.  Depending on your weight.  I am 12 stone – 75kg and take up to 4oz a day when drinking this.

You only need to take wheatgrass when you are in need of an extra boost of nutrients and trying to reverse symptoms of illness.

Powdered wheatgrass is not as potent as the juice as it is missing the full chlorophyll factor.

It is possible to grow wheatgrass at home, however that would take another blog post or two to describe and you might get bored with all the details so I will spare you!

For those of you who do want to try growing wheatgrass at home – you can try the soil-free method as well as the soil method. You will need trays and wheatgrain (seeds). There is also the option to buy special equipment to grow wheatgrass at home.

 

2 thoughts on “Wheatgrass Juice – Not the Powder!”

  1. I was unaware of this method for helping with skin, nails, and even improves vision. I thought carrots were the only real thing to help for eyes.

    A lot of people would not have mentioned that the taste isn’t that great. I will have to consider this when I try this method. Thanks for the article!

    1. Hi Ernest, glad you like the article.

      Yes, wheatgrass can even be used during cancer recovery and a whole load of other things besides vision.  It truly is a ‘superfood’ which very few people really understand about even though they drink it!

      Learning about wheatgrass is an education of which I have only skimmed the surface.

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