Amazing Health Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice and Powder

Have you ever wondered what the health benefits of wheatgrass are?

Have you ever asked yourself why do cats and dogs eat grass, especially when they are not feeling well, when they are sick?

There’s no exact explanation known, but it is clear that beside digestion relief green leaves provide some crucial nutrients as well.

Their and our body as well can keep healthy and can even self heal when there are appropriate conditions like natural food, sleep, exercise, sun, air, love, and more.

Only we can take care of that and wheat grass can play an important role in achieving that.

The Main Wheat Grass Benefits

Wheat grass is high in chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients.

The most well known health benefits of wheatgrass are connected to chlorophyll. Wheat grass juice and powder are namely a rich source of this incredible "green healer".

There were many diverse researches and lab experiments in the last decades performed. Based on their results it is proven that chlorophyll is a therapeutic tonic for many different diseases.

It acts similar to red corpuscles and helps to keep the arteries clean. Besides, it contains nutrients and oxygen, which help detox and flush toxins out from our body. In addition, it stimulates medulla ossium by production of new cells.

Wheat grass juice helps regenerate the body incredibly and is therefore the base of many natural treatments. Here are only some of the exceptional properties and consequently amazing health benefits of wheatgrass:

- It is one of the best sources of vitamins A and C.
- It contains a balanced spectrum of vitamins B, including vitamin B17, which is
supposed to destroy certain cancerous cells without damaging normal cells.
- Wheat grass comprises highest quality natural calcium, phosphorus, magnesium,
sodium, and potassium in balanced quantities.
- It is a rich source of organic iron that improves circulation.
- It contains 92 out of 102 trace minerals, which are obtainable from vegetables.
- It is the most effective form of chlorophyll therapy.
- It helps reduce blood pressure.
- Its structure is similar to the structure of red corpuscles and therefore it   increases the ability of blood to supply oxygen to every single cell of our body.
- Wheatgrass helps eliminate drug sediments from the body.
- It cleanses the liver.
- It stimulates wound healing.
- It helps secrete metabolic toxins in the body.
- It aids with blood sugar level problems.
- It helps prevent hair falling out and gray hair.
- It aids constipation.
- It increases radiation resistance and helps with radiation poisoning symptoms.
- It is an effective disinfectant since it destroys bacteria in the blood, in the    lymph nodes, and in tissue.
- It contains all essential amino acids for the human body and is for that reason   regarded as "The Perfect Food".


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Nutritional Content of Wheat Grass Juice

Wheatgrass juice contains more than 100 vital nutrients for the human body. From the list below you can see how much of some of the most important vitamins and minerals we get with 10 oz (3 dl) of fresh wheat grass drink.

Test results are from Irvine Analytical Laboratories, Inc. (now Irvine Pharmaceutical Services), 10 Vanderbilt, Irvine, CA 92718.

To understand the health benefits of wheatgrass juice better, we also bring you information on Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) and Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) of certain vitamins and minerals.

Nutritional Value of Wheatgrass Juice

10 Fluid oz
Wheat Grass Juice

RDI

UL

Vitamin A (Beta carotene)

726 mcg

800 mcg

3.000 mg

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)

0.23 mg

1.2 mg

Not set

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

0.37 mg

1.3 mg

Not set

Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)

0.32 mg

16 mg

35 mg

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

17.01 mg

5 mg

Not set

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCI)

0.57 mg

1.5 mg

100 mg

Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)

< 283.50 mcg

2.4 mcg

Not set

Vitamin C

10.25 mg

90 mg

2.000 mg

Vitamin E

30 mg

15 mg

1.000 mg

Folic Acid (B9)

82.22 mcg

400 mcg

1.000 mcg

Biotin

28.35 mcg

30 mcg

Not set

Iron

1.73 mg

8 mg

45 mg

Sodium

29.20 mg

1.5 g

2.3 g

Potassium

416.75 mg

4.7 g

Not set

Calcium

68.61 mg

1.000 mg

2.500 mg

Magnesium

68.04 mg

400 mg

350 mg *

Phosphorus

213.20 mg

700 mg

4.000 mg

Zinc

0.94 mg

10 mg

40 mg

RDI – Recommended Daily Intake – this is the daily dose of the nutrient, which is considered to meet all the needs of the healthy individuals. However, the exact requirements depend on the gender, the age, the state of health … Therefore, the values stated above are for informational purposes only.

UL – Tolerable Upper Intake Level - a dose of a certain nutrient, which most probably does not represent any risk and side effects for the majority of people in a certain population. If there are no sufficient data, which indicate problems connected to an excessive consumption, the UL is not set.

* UL 350 mg of magnesium is meant only as an indicator how much magnesium is still acceptable to consume as a supplement or a drug in addition to food and drink.

Everything about vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, about RDI and UL you can read here


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Wheatgrass and Cancer

Mrs. Ann Wigmore, one of the leading persons in the world of healthy lifestyle and raw food, spent a lot of time studying the health benefits of wheatgrass. More than 30 years ago she successfully included regular drinking wheat grass juice in cancer treatment.

The results proved incredible wheat grass benefits even for cancer sufferers. The tests conducted by her institute showed that the nutritional value of approx.
70 g of wheatgrass equals 160 g of other vegetable like carrot, celery, lettuce …

Of course, that does not mean that the consumption of various types of vegetables is useless. But in any case this is a very interesting piece of information, which demonstrates the astonishing benefits of wheatgrass.

Growing wheat grass at home is simple.

Growing and Juicing Wheatgrass

As you can see, there are more than enough benefits of wheatgrass and therefore it should be a part of everybody’s healthy nutrition. Besides, growing wheat grass is simple, even if you do not own a garden. You can grow it at home, indoors, close to windows for sunlight.

All you need are some trays, soil, seeds, and most probably also directions on growing wheat grass. If you have to start from scratch, the best you can do is to buy a complete organic wheatgrass growing kit with everything you need to create a sufficient indoor "green garden".

If you decide to grow your own wheat grass and juice it just before the intake, you will enjoy the most health benefits of wheatgrass juice. In any case you should know that miracle green drink is not stable, it spoils very fast. For that reason it should be consumed soon after it is prepared, in 15 minutes at the latest.

On the contrary, frozen wheat grass juice can be kept for a longer time, but it’s not as efficient as freshly prepared healthy green beverage, which nutrients are untouched. Nevertheless, you can store cut wheatgrass, appropriately packed, even up to one week in your fridge without any problem at all.

In order to enjoy wheatgrass benefits fully you should juice wheat grass with a designated electric juicer. Almost the same results you can achieve also with the most sophisticated multipurpose gear juicer types, that means horizontal masticating, triturating (twin gear), and the newest vertical single auger slow juice extractors.

If you do not have such an appliance or you cannot afford it, you can always decide on a manual juicer for wheatgrass, which is rather cheaper. Whichever juice extractor suits you best, you should know that centrifugal juicer machines are not appropriate for juicing wheatgrass and greens.


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Drinking Wheat Grass Juice

Wheatgrass juice is an extremely strong detoxifier and for that reason you can expect some side effects. First of all you could feel a little bit nauseous right after the consumption. But do not worry, this is just a reaction to toxins that
start to release in the body.

However, this is the main reason why you should start to drink smaller amounts of wheat grass juice, for instance 1 oz  (0.30 dl) daily. You can increase the quantity gradually, with time, even up to 4 oz (1.2 dl) a day.

In any case you must observe your reactions closely and act accordingly. Without a doubt, health benefits of wheatgrass juice are undeniable, but you must give your body enough time to adapt to them.

You must be aware of the fact that wheatgrass drink is very potent. Because of that most people end up consuming 2 oz (0.6 dl) of wheat grass juice daily. Unfortunately, we cannot tell you, which would be the right amount for you. Our best piece of advice is to start slowly and proceed with caution.

Wheat grass juice taste is extremely strong and overwhelming and does not suit everyone. With time, you will surely get used to it, especially after realizing the amazing benefits of wheatgrass juice for your health. In order to consume it easier, you can mix it with lemon, orange, or grapefruit juice.


You can mix wheatgrass drink with lemon, orange, or grapefruit juice.

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Wheat Grass Powder

If you cannot grow and juice wheatgrass, you can buy powdered wheat grass and consume it according to the instructions. Organic wheatgrass powder is a very good food supplement with the same or very similar health benefits as fresh green drink.

Young wheat grass, which grew resp. sprouted for approx. two weeks, and is carefully cut and dried at lower temperatures, preserves most of chlorophyll and other fresh grass nutrients.

What is also important is cold mechanically grinding so that wheatgrass is not exposed to high temperatures, which could destroy some of the nutrients. In such way powdered concentrate wheat grass rich in vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial elements is obtained. Due to its content it is an ideal dietary supplement for everyone.

Wheat grass powder is very simple to consume. You can add one small tbs (10 g) to fruit and/or vegetable juices and smoothies, to raw vegetable soups, to salads … Recommended daily intake is 20 g. Again, you should start slowly, follow your reactions, and act in accordance with them.


As you can see, the benefits of wheatgrass juice and powder as well are incredible. Whichever option works best for you, is OK. In any case you will realize that wheat grass is really an excellent source of chlorophyll, fibers, proteins, vitamins, and minerals and is called "A Real Gift of Nature" for a reason.



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