Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice
- Contains very high concentrations of vitamins, minerals and live enzymes
- Wheatgrass is easy to grow
- Suitable for those on a gluten-free diet
- Excellent provider of proteins required for cell regeneration and renowned for it’s healing properties
- Just 2 ounces of juice provides the same nourishment as up to 4 pounds of fresh, green vegetables
- Helps to maintain healthy digestion, purify and build the blood, and is an excellent all round detoxifier
- Wonderfully energizing and very useful for helping in times of increased stress or illness.
Wheatgrass juice is one of nature’s true super foods. In fact it is a complete food capable of sustaining human life in the absence of other nourishment for long periods. We certainly wouldn’t recommend such a single-track approach to nutrition, but this amazing juice contains almost everything necessary to keep us going. Wheatgrass Juice is extracted from the young sprouts of wheat berries or grains using one of our specialist wheatgrass juicers. It has optimal nutritional value if juiced when the shoot of the plant is about to make its first stem division (usually at 7-10 inches growth).
It is easy to grow your own wheatgrass (see our product books ) and have a ready supply on hand for juicing. This means the juice you produce is as fresh and vital as possible going straight from harvest to your body via the juicer.
Wheatgrass juice contains complete protein; it is suitable for those who are gluten-free because gluten, the protein element in the grain, is converted to amino acids during sprouting. A common misunderstanding is that to supply our bodies with protein we must eat protein. This is not so, amino acids are the building blocks of the proteins our bodies use. If we eat protein in the form of grains, pulses, fish or meat, our bodies must break down these proteins into amino acids in order to digest them, and then reconstitute these into the required proteins. Thus it is easier to provide our bodies with the right range of amino acids to produce the protein we need and cut out the taxing process of breaking down protein we consume, especially if that protein has been damaged by cooking. Wheatgrass juice is a very good provider of the proteins required for cell regeneration and is renowned for it’s healing properties.
The juice is very rich in chlorophyll. The chlorophyll molecule is very similar in structure to the haemoglobin molecule, the oxygen carrier in our blood. It’s such a concentrated source of chlorophyll and other nutrients that about 2 ounces of juice provides the same nourishment as up to 4 pounds of fresh green vegetables. Wheatgrass juice is an excellent blood tonic, increasing the haemoglobin content of the blood and improving oxygen transport, it is thus helpful with people suffering anaemia. Chlorophyll also has natural antibiotic properties, which help to maintain a healthy digestive tract.
Apart from being a blood builder, wheatgrass juice is also a blood purifier greatly assisting in the removal of waste products of the body because of its ‘detergent’ properties. It helps drainage of the lymphatic system and breaks down mucous, which can render the body’s natural processes less efficient. It is said to be helpful in the removal of carcinogens, harmful chemicals and heavy metals present in the body.
The juice is very rich in enzymes that assist the body in a vast array of metabolic processes. As in other raw foods, these enzymes, along with the minerals, amino acids and vitamins, are in an easily usable form. The difference with wheatgrass is the sheer concentration of these nutrients. It is perhaps this abundance that gives it one of its most agreeable features: It is wonderfully energising and can be very useful for helping through times of increased strain or illness. It can also be used externally to help with wounds, skin conditions, and dandruff.
The vitamin content of this juice is outstanding and it is a powerful antioxidant. When the seed is sprouted there is a massive increase in the vitamin and enzyme content of the young sprout compared to that of the original kernel. Fats are broken down into readily available fatty acids, carbohydrates and sugars and it provides a plethora of minerals in the form our bodies are designed for. Again, personal experiences of the benefits this juice has to offer give us great enthusiasm in recommending it to our customers as part of a healthy lifestyle.
We stock fruit and vegetable juicers that will juice wheatgrass, as well as manual wheatgrass specific juicers.