WHAT IS WHEATGRASS?
Wheatgrass is the young (gluten-free) grass of the common wheat plant called triticum aestivum. The grass is most commonly grown and harvested at 7-11 days old and juiced into 1-2 oz “shots”. The juice from freshly pressed wheatgrass is best consumed immediately after extraction and can be ordered fresh for purchase by contacting Vital Living Sprouts. Additionally, you can purchase full size trays or buy it in grass form and juice it at home yourself.
Wheatgrass can also be ground into a fine nutritious powder, and can be found in tablet, capsule, powder and pill form so if you aren’t able to source the fresh juice or grass, this is a great alternative.
BENEFITS OF WHEATGRASS:
Wheatgrass is considered by many people to be the most healing of all grasses. It contains more than 90 elements from the soil, and it is one of nature’s richest sources of vitamins A and C. When it is grown in fertile organic soil, it contains all of the known mineral elements and is ri ch in calcium, magnesium, selenium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, sulfur, sodium, B12, cobalt and zinc. Some health experts claim that wheatgrass contains over 100 nutrients! Wheatgrass is also abundant in vitamin B-17, a substance that is believed to destroy cancer cells selectively.
Scientists at the University of Texas concluded that wheatgrass juice is exceptional in its chlorophyll content. Known as “nature’s greatest healer,” chlorophyll is ‘bio-chemically similar’ to human blood in nutritional composition and is thought to help build and support a healthy cardiovascular system. Wheatgrass also helps purify the blood, boost energy and reduce free-radical damage to the heart and body.
This powerful grass creates an internal environment that suppresses bacterial growth and counteracts ingested toxins. It also helps to purify the liver, build the blood’s oxygen-carrying potential and regulate digestion.