Wheat Grass Juice
Wheat Grass Juice
Wheatgrass juice is nature’s finest medicine. It is a powerful concentrated liquid nutrient. Two ounces of wheatgrass juice has the nutritional equivalent of five pounds of the best raw organic vegetables. 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. Wheatgrass 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 poly peptides, 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 Disumates (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.
The 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. These nutrients quickly begin to oxidize (break down) shortly after juicing.
When it is consumed fresh it 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 only 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.
Among other things wheatgrass juice is particularly high in chlorophyll. Wheatgrass cleanses and builds the blood due to its high content of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is the first product of light and therefore contains more healing properties than any other element. All life on this planet comes from the sun. Only green plants can transform the sun’s energy into chlorophyll through the process of photosynthesis. . Chlorophyll is known as the ‘life-blood’ of the plants. This important phytonutrient is what your cells need to heal and to thrive. Drinking wheatgrass juice is like drinking liquid sunshine.
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. 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.
The Benefits of Wheatgrass
1. Nutritional Value
Just one shot of wheatgrass juice will provide you with the vitamins and minerals of 2 pounds of leafy green vegetables. Wheatgrass juice contains 90 out of 102 vitamins, minerals and nutrients including vitamins A, B, C, E and K. It includes high concentrations of the most alkaline minerals: calcium, potassium, magnesium and sodium.
Wheatgrass also contains 12 amino acids including the 8 essential amino acids that the body cannot produce and can only obtain through diet. These are phenylalanine, valine, threonine, tryptophan, isoleucine, methionine, leucine and lysine.
2. Boosts your immune system
Wheatgrass is a living food, which can help the body fight off infection. Being highly anti-bacterial, wheatgrass juice helps to alkalise and detoxify the lymph and blood cells, allowing the body to rebuild and carry toxins out of the body quickly and effectively.
3. Rich in chlorophyll
Wheatgrass contains more than 70% chlorophyll, which has a molecular structure almost identical to the haemoglobin molecule of our human blood. The central element in chlorophyll is magnesium and in haemoglobin it is iron. This similarity allows the body to easily transform chlorophyll into haemoglobin, increasing the red blood cell count and the blood’s capacity to transport oxygen to our tissues and vital organs. This can also help increase endurance during physical exercise.
Chlorophyll also acts as a cleansing agent in the human body, helping to purify the liver of toxins. Heavy metals such as mercury, aluminium and lead that can build up in the body, can be removed with the help of wheatgrass juice. Impacted waste in the colon is also broken up by chlorophyll during the detoxification process.
Wheatgrass reduces toxins in the blood that collect around the joints to cause pain and swelling. Symptoms of chronic conditions such as arthritis can be alleviated. It also contains the enzyme P4D1 which stimulates the renewal of nucleic acid (RNA/DNA). This acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Since oxygen plays a role in combating cancer cells, wheatgrass juice can be considered helpful in the fight against cancer. The chlorophyll content increases haemoglobin production, which in turn produces more oxygen for the body. So as the oxygen may assist in preventing the cancer from invading the body, the vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, found in wheatgrass strengthen the body’s immune system. The chlorophyll found in wheatgrass is the body’s offence, and the other nutrients which make the body stronger form the defence.
7. Weight Loss
The high nutritional value of wheatgrass can prevent food cravings that lead to overeating. Drinking wheatgrass juice can make you feel fuller faster, as your digestion is enhanced.
Wheatgrass juice is rich in antioxidants which fight against the free-radicals that accelerate the aging process. It can promote youthfulness as the high magnesium content in chlorophyll builds enzymes that restore both male and female sex hormones.
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