It can simply be described as one of the healthiest substances on earth. Ron Burgundy would call it “glorious”. I call it a lifesaver. But anyone wanting to jump-start his or her way to a better “you” would benefit from adding this green juice to their diet. I know everyone has heard of wheatgrass, whether it is in their local health food store…or the infamous episode of sex and the city (no I will not describe that one). But I digress, I simply want you to look at some facts about wheatgrass. Then let’s decide together if this is for you.
1. Wheatgrass contains over 90 minerals: 90…… Yes . . . 90 Including a high concentration of the most alkaline minerals: potassium, calcium, magnesium and sodium. Everyone who wanted a good recommendation for good alternate source of calcium from last week’s milk blog…. well, here is your huckleberry…. coming in at 35mg per serving.
2. It contains the essential enzymes: Protease (assists in protein digestion), Cytochrome Oxidase (a powerful antioxidant), Amylase (facilitates digestion), Lipase (a fat-splitting enzyme), Transhydrogenase (strengthens the heart muscle) & Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) (found in all body cells and is known for its ability to lessen the effect of radiation and slow cellular aging). Translation= skinny bitch with great skin and a normal pooping cycle.
3. Just one teaspoon of Wheat Grass powder, weighing a mere 3.5 grams, is nutritionally equal to an entire spinach salad weighing a full 50 grams – it packs a punch!
4. Wheatgrass has more vitamin C than oranges and twice the vitamin A as carrots!
5. Wheatgrass juice helps your body to build red blood cells, which carry oxygen to every cell. By increasing the oxygenation in the body, you can help offset smog and carbon monoxide and increase your endurance during physical exercise.
6. It also contains 19 amino acids, the building blocks of protein
7. Gluten-free: At the early stage of harvest and growth, there is no gluten protein. Work.
With any new addition to the diet I always recommend people start slow. It’s best to try one thing at a time so you can see what is having an effect. I like to journal everything I eat, that way I can look back and checkin with my body, and notice changes in energy, quality of sleep, TTTT (Times to the toilet), and anything else you want to throw in there.