Have you ever tried wheatgrass? Do you think it’s just a weird green grass? Or do you know that it does have some powerful nutrients, but you just haven’t tried it? Or maybe you’re a huge fan of wheatgrass.
Wheatgrass is a superfood because of its powerful concentrated liquid nutrient content. What this means is that drinking just 2 ounces of wheatgrass has the same nutrient value as 5 pounds of organic raw vegetables!
So it pumps your body with high doses of essential vitamins, nutrients, enzymes and antioxidants to keep you feeling your healthiest and most alive. And it also detoxes your liver and blood.
A shot of wheatgrass at your local healthy juice bar is one of the best energy boosts you can find on the go!
So what exactly will this superfood do for you?
Wheatgrass has more Vitamin A than carrots and more Vitamin C than oranges as well as all the B Vitamins and magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium to name a few.
It helps to detoxify and rid the body of heavy metals and other toxins in your organs and tissue.
And because it is so high in chlorophyll, which is a highly concentrated version of the sun’s energy, it’s like injecting yourself with golden liquid sunshine, except… it’s green.
Have you ever wondered if wheatgrass is gluten-free, since it’s named WHEATgrass?
Yes it is! Because the juice is extracted from wheatgrass sprouts before the wheat seed begins to form, it is considered gluten-free*! (Just be sure that your wheatgrass was produced in a gluten-free facility).
My clients find that drinking wheatgrass a few times a week helps to:
● Cleanse your body of toxins leaving you feeling lighter and healthier
● Speeds up slow digestion
● Regulates blood sugar levels and stabilizes your energy
● Eases gastrointestinal inflammation
● Neutralizes environmental pollutants in the body
● Cleanses the body of heavy metals
● Protects from carcinogens
● Floods the body with Vitamins A, B and C
How to get this magic superfood into your diet
You can buy wheatgrass in either a powder or liquid form—whichever best suits your needs.
1. Local juice bars such as Jamba Juice sell it already juiced up—go for the double shot (approximately 2 oz.)
2. Buy frozen wheatgrass cubes from Evergreen Juices. Place two to three cubes in a blender with a splash of tangerine or orange juice. Blend until smooth.
3. Buy wheatgrass seeds from a health food store to sprout by yourself! Here’s how:
Soak your hard winter wheat seed (also called wheat berries) overnight (8 to 12 hours). Sprout the seed in a jar for the next 16 to 24 hours, rinsing the seed well three times a day. After a very short “tail” is visible, plant the seed on top of the soil. Basic potting mix or topsoil will work fine.
Let me know if you drink/use wheatgrass? What’s your favorite way to get wheatgrass in your body? Have you ever grown your own? Let me know in the comments.