Drinking fresh wheatgrass juice is literally like drinking liquid sunlight! All life on this planet comes from the sun. You are solar powered - once removed. Only green plants can transform the sun’s energy into chlorophyll through the process of photosynthesis. Plants use starlight to produce fuel that your body and your cells need to live. Chlorophyll is the first product of light and therefore contains more healing properties than any other element.
Wheatgrass juice is nature’s finest medicine. A two ounce shot of fresh juiced wheatgrass has the nutritional equivalent of five pounds of the best raw organic vegetables. It is a powerful concentrated liquid nutrient. For example, wheatgrass has twice the amount of Vitamin A as carrots and is higher in Vitamin C than oranges! It contains the full spectrum of B vitamins, as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium and potassium in a balanced ratio. Fresh wheatgrass juice is a complete source of protein, supplying all of the essential amino acids, and more. It has about 20% of total calories coming from protein. This protein is in the form of polypeptides, simpler and shorter chains of amino acids that the body uses more efficiently in the blood stream and tissues.
In addition to flooding the body with therapeutic dosages of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, and phytonutrients, wheatgrass is also a powerful detoxifier, especially of the liver and blood. It helps neutralize toxins and environmental pollutants in the body. This is because Wheatgrass contains beneficial enzymes that help protect us from carcinogens, including Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), that lessens the effects of radiation and digest toxins in the body. It cleanses the body from head to toe of any heavy metals, pollutants and other toxins that may be stored in the body's tissues and organs.
Ideally, wheatgrass juice must be consumed fresh - within fifteen minutes of juicing for the best results. The juice should always be taken undiluted and on an empty stomach so the nutrients can be absorbed more efficiently. Powdered and freeze dried wheatgrass supplements are nowhere near as effective as fresh wheatgrass juice. Wheatgrass supplements and freeze dried powders are only a fraction as effective as fresh juiced wheatgrass as long as it is consumed within fifteen minutes. These nutrients quickly begin to oxidize (break down) shortly after juicing.
Fresh wheatgrass juice is a living food and has bio-electricity. This high vibration energy is literally the life force within the living juice. This resource of life-force energy can potentially unleash powerful renewing vibrations and greater connectivity to one’s inner being. These powerful nutrients can also prevent DNA destruction and help protect us from the ongoing effects of pre-mature aging and cellular breakdown. Recent research shows that living foods and juices can restore the electrical charge between the capillaries and the cell walls which boosts the immune system. When it is fresh, wheatgrass juice is the king of living juices.
Wheatgrass juice is especially high in chlorophyll which cleanses your blood vessels and builds the blood. It is like getting a fresh blood transfusion every time you drink it. Chlorophyll is known as the ‘life-blood’ of the plants. This important phytonutrient is what your cells need to heal and to thrive. Chlorophyll carries high levels of oxygen (among other things) which is especially powerful in assisting the body to restore abnormalities.
The high content of oxygen in chlorophyll helps deliver more oxygen to the blood. We see red blood cell counts rise and blood oxygen levels rise very quickly with the regular drinking of wheatgrass juice and using wheatgrass juice implants. This marker is a key indicator of health recovery for abnormalities, ailments and disease. Oxygen is vital to many body processes, especially for the brain which uses 25% of the oxygen supply. This high oxygen helps support a healthy body and a healthy mind.
Now that you know some of the benefits of drinking fresh wheatgrass juice, stay tuned for my next article on the best way to grow it:)!
For more details on how to successfully grow the best wheatgrass, sunflower and other sprouts see my book, “Growing Your Own Living Foods – Sprouting the Easy Way” which can be found in the Store on my website here:
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