Ok…now that I have your attention, let’s talk about the many, glorious benefits of Wheatgrass!
Did you know?
- Wheatgrass juice is an effective healer because it contains all minerals known to man, and vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, l and K. It is extremely rich in protein, and contains 17 amino acids, the building blocks of protein.
- Wheatgrass juice contains up to 70% chlorophyll, which is an important blood builder.
- Chlorophyll contains enzymes and super- oxide dismutase, a copper-containing protein found in mature red blood cells. This enzyme decomposes superoxide radicals in the body into a more manageable form, thereby helping to slow down the aging process. Yep, the fountain of youth in a shot glass!
- Science has proven that chlorophyll arrests growth and development of unfriendly bacteria so it aids in healing your gut. And we all know a healthy gut is the most important step to a healthy YOU!
- Chlorophyll neutralizes toxins in the body.
- Wheatgrass is high in oxygen like all green plants that contain chlorophyll. This is beneficial because the brain and all body tissues function at an optimal level in a highly- oxygenated environment.
- Wheatgrass juice is a superior detoxification agent compared to carrot juice and other fruits and vegetables. But, don’t stop eating your carrots – we’ll talk about their benefits another time.
- Because 1 ounce of juice equals 2 pounds of produce nutritionally, it naturally shuts off the appestat in the brain. The appestat is the region of the hypothalamus of the brain that is believed to control a person’s appetite for food. Easier said, it controls your appetite!
- Here’s a fun fact: Farmers in the Midwest who have sterile cows and bulls put them on wheatgrass to restore fertility. (The high magnesium content in chlorophyll builds enzymes that restore the sex hormones.) Seriously, you never know what you’ll learn here 😉
- Wheatgrass juice is great for constipation and keeping the bowels open because it is high in magnesium.
And…when you’ve had a few too many glasses of wine or whiskey (or both…I certainly won’t judge you), wheatgrass is a natural liver cleanser and detoxifier! So, the next time you’ve imbibed a few too many, try a wheatgrass shot, come back to the blog and comment, I’d love to hear all about it!