With so many people storing wheat for emergency preparedness it is important to incorporate wheatgrass juice as one of the options for utilizing one’s stored wheat. If it becomes necessary to subsist on shelf stable commodities, a fresh source of enzymes, vitamins and minerals will be essential for health. I strongly suggest that you get one or more of the recommended books at the end of this article, which will give you all the details you need to grow, consume and be educated on the use of wheatgrass juice.
For some wheatgrass appears as a substance for livestock – for many a life saving miracle elixir. Its juice is food, medicine and an overall tonic for various ailments. Wheatgrass is the young green stalk of the wheat plant that is grown from the hard red wheat berry and is loaded with high concentrations of chlorophyll, active enzymes, vitamins, trace minerals and other nutrients which feed your cells and help rid them of toxins. It’s also rich in protein, containing all the essential amino acids as well as many others. Wheatgrass is perfect for dieters, athletes, people requiring extra energy, people who want to be healthy and anyone who suffers from illness and disease. It is in practice a universally recommended food for a myriad of health conditions – as a preventive and to promote healing. Wheatgrass is a superior detoxification agent.
By drinking fresh wheatgrass juice people have reported to have more energy, better skin, stronger teeth, less gray and stronger hair, better digestion, stronger immune systems, and it can neutralize strep infections, heal wounds, hasten skin grafting, cure chronic sinusitis, overcome chronic inner-ear inflammation and infections, reduce varicose veins and many other positive outcomes and results both minor and major. Chlorophyll (found in wheatgrass) rebuilds the bloodstream and studies of various animals have shown chlorophyll to be free of any toxic reaction. The red cell count was returned to normal with four to five days of the administration of chlorophyll, even in those animals that were known to be extremely anemic or low in red cell count. This has been shown to be true for humans as well. Renowned nutritionist Dr. Bernard Jensen, says that it only takes minutes to digest wheatgrass juice and it uses up very little body energy. It is high in oxygen like all green plants that contain chlorophyll and the brain and all body tissues function at an optimal level in a highly oxygenated environment.
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- Science has proven that chlorophyll arrests growth and development of unfriendly bacteria.
- By drinking wheatgrass digestion is improved.
- Wheatgrass juice benefits the skin as it acts as a cleanser and astringent.
- Chlorophyll in wheatgrass also helps to purify the liver.
- A small amount of wheatgrass juice in the diet prevents tooth decay, and drinking wheatgrass juice helps in eliminating body odors.
- Wheatgrass juice held in the mouth for 5 minutes will eliminate toothaches and poisons from gums.
- Wheatgrass has a high amino acid content which promotes cell regeneration and the potent source of enzymes maintains youthfulness.
- Wheatgrass juice can remove heavy metals from the body and is great for blood disorders of all kinds.
- Depending on your unique needs, wheatgrass can also be used topically to treat various skin conditions.
- Wheatgrass benefits the body as a whole. It is a body cleanser, rebuilder, and neutralizer of toxins.
- Wheatgrass lessens the effects of radiation. One enzyme found in wheatgrass, SOD, lessens the effects of radiation and acts as an anti-inflammatory compound that may prevent cellular damage following heart attacks or exposure to irritants.
MORE BENEFITS FROM ANN WIGMORE – The woman who introduced wheatgrass juice to America over 58 years ago:
- Wheatgrass is a powerful detoxifier, and liver and blood protector. The enzymes and amino acids found in wheatgrass can protect us from carcinogens like no other food or medicine. It strengthens our cells, detoxifies the liver and bloodstream, and chemically neutralizes environmental pollutants.
- Wheatgrass restores alkalinity to the blood. The juice’s abundance of alkaline minerals helps reduce over-acidity in the blood. It can be used to relieve many internal pains, and has been used successfully to treat peptic ulcers ulcerative, colitis, constipation, diarrhea, and other complaints of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Wheatgrass stimulates the thyroid gland, correcting obesity, indigestion, and a host of other complaints.
- Wheatgrass offers the benefits of a liquid oxygen transfusion since the juice contains liquid oxygen. Oxygen is vital to many body processes: it stimulates digestion (the oxidation of food), promotes clearer thinking (the brain utilizes 25% of the body’s oxygen supply), and protects the blood against anaerobic bacteria. Cancer cells cannot exist in the presence of oxygen.
- Wheatgrass is a beauty treatment that slows down the aging process when the juice is consumed. Wheatgrass will cleanse your blood and help rejuvenate aging cells, slowing the aging process way down, making you feel more alive right away. It will help tighten loose and sagging skin.
- Wheatgrass restores fertility and promotes youthfulness.
- Wheatgrass has been known to increase the red blood cell count and lowers blood pressure. It will cleanse the blood, organs and gastrointestinal tract of debris. Wheatgrass also stimulates metabolism and the body’s enzyme systems by enriching the blood. It also aids in reducing blood pressure by dilating the blood pathways throughout the body.
Many people have stored large quantities of wheat in anticipation of consuming it in the form of cereal or in baking and don’t realize the other significant uses for this versatile grain. If someone has a gluten intolerance then what is to be done with the wheat? Wheatgrass juice of course! The issue of eating fresh foods and a balance of vital nutrients is essential for health and wellness, and especially in the event of a prolonged emergency when one’s food reserves are being utilized. Maintaining proper nutrition is critical. Wheatgrass juice is the perfect solution and a key component of one’s health during a disaster and in resiliency planning. It can be grown indoors in soil placed in trays or in special soil free growers. Not all juicers will effectively extract the juice from the wheatgrass, specially designed manual and electric juicers are available which juice the wheatgrass efficiently.
- I recommend using only organically grown wheat berries – varieties include hard red winter, hard spring, Kamut and Einkorn.
- Drink your wheatgrass juice within 4 to 6 minutes after juicing to get the maximum benefit from the live enzymes.
- Consume only the juice from wheatgrass – not the whole plant.
- The taste can be strong and unfamiliar – it is an acquired taste. I highly recommend that you start drinking a small amount – ¼ to ½ ounce – mixed with a smoothie, vegetable or fruit juice and build up to 1 to 2 ounces. Start slowly – each person reacts differently to the introduction of such a potent tonic. Once your body adapts you may even want to drink it “straight.” Remember it is a detoxifier.
- 1 ounce of wheatgrass juice is equivalent to 2 ½ pounds of green vegetables.
- A quality juicer is vital
As a note to this article, I first promoted the use of wheatgrass in 1976 when I owned New Seed Natural Whole Foods in San Diego California – Ann Wigmore had her Hippocrates Health Institute nearby. I sold the juice in my juice bar and offered flats of wheatgrass to a very pioneering and grateful clientele. I have had many true believers share with me personally their experience and the significant value of wheatgrass juice – it works.
The Wheatgrass Book by Ann Wigmore –Recommended
Wheatgrass: Natures Finest Medicine by Steve Meyerowitz – Recommended
Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice – What, How, and Why! by Ross Bridgeford
Why Wheatgrass is a Great Source of Nutrients by Kerris Samson
The Benefits of Wheatgrass by Morgan Hamilton