The Amazing Power Of Wheatgrass!

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Wheatgrass juice. That little cup of dark green juice pressed from young wheat plants can be found at virtually any heath store and juice bar. In recent years, wheatgrass juice has become one of the more popular diet foods available.

However, many people cringe at the thought of consuming one ounce of this “miracle food” and will instead turn to their coffee and pastries. Whether it’s because of its pungent taste, or its seemingly undesirable color, chances are most of you have never consumed wheatgrass juice. I’m here to tell you that whether you’ve never thought of sampling it, you just flat out refuse to give it a try, wheatgrass juice is extremely beneficial not only as food, but as an overall tonic for various ailments.

Wheatgrass is grown through a process known as sprouting. Sprouts are “complete foods” because they contain all other essential dietary nutrients, along with the enzymes to help assimilate them. They are easily digested and enter the bloodstream quickly. The nutrients in wheatgrass juice are completely assimilated by the human body in 20 minutes. For this reason sprouts are “quick energy” foods. Wheat sprouts contain four times more folic acid, and six times more Vitamin C, than unsprouted wheat or ordinary grass.

Humans can’t eat straight wheatgrass because the strong cellulose makes it too woody and fibrous for the long and complex intestines in humans. Grass eating animals, however, ( cows, horses, goats, etc.) have short intestines.

Wheatgrass juice benefits the blood cells, bones, glands, hair, kidneys, liver, muscles, spleen, teeth, and other body parts. Wheatgrass juice protects the lungs and blood from air and water pollution, cigarette smoke, toxins, and heavy metals.

Wheatgrass juice is a safe, effective, and an extremely potent aid to weight loss. It works by suppressing appetite, and by stimulating metabolism and circulation.

Wheatgrass is an energizer. The vitality obtained from wheatgrass juice is remarkable. Two ounces of fresh juice equals 3 pounds of organic vegetables in vitamins and minerals, or the equivalent of two cups of coffee. You’ll feel refreshed and energized throughout the day.

Wheat grass has only about 10-15 calories per teaspoon. It has no fat or cholesterol. It has nearly a gram of protein per teaspoon, and includes all eight of the essential amino acids, as well as 13 of the remaining 16. The amino acids it doesn’t contain are easily made within the body.

It contains Vitamins A, B1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, and 12; C, E and K. A teaspoon of wheat grass contains around 15mg of Calcium, 8mcg Iodine, 3.5mcg Selenium, 870mcg Iron, 62mcg Zinc, and many other minerals. There are four other special components of wheat grass, which make it particularly valuable. These – not in any particular order – are:

• Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)

• P4D1

• Muco-polysaccharides

• Chlorophyll.

SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE (SOD), (an anti-cancer factor): There are three enzymes known to have significant anti-oxidant activity. One of these is Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), which is present in wheat grass.
It has been found that cancerous cells have a deficiency or a complete lack of SOD. So, if you supplement your diet with wheat grass you will almost certainly be helping your body to avoid, or deal with, cancerous conditions. Anti-oxidants have the ability to mop up free radicals and so reduce or avoid cell mutation. Mutation is part of the first stage of cancer formation. Part two continues next week Just what are these ‘anti-oxidants’ we hear so much about these days – such as Superoxide Dismutase? During normal metabolism (i.e. activity of the cells) our body produces waste products with active atoms attached – looking for something to combine with. These are ‘free radicals.’

Free radicals do not stay in existence for long – because they are so active. In other words, they want to combine with something – fast. In fact, unchecked, they can cause havoc – and they produce degenerative changes.

These degenerative changes include:

• Cell mutations – which can lead to cancer, and

• Aging processes – such as the dreaded wrinkles!

And can include illnesses such as:

• Parkinson’s disease.

The more anti-oxidants we have in our system, the faster the free radicals can be safely de-activated. So, anti-oxidants are an ‘anti-aging’ and health-promoting influence. They reduce cell mutations, artery damage, skin wrinkles, and other changes indicative of aging.

P4D1

This is a ‘gluco-protein’ present in wheat grass, which has three main properties:

Firstly, it appears to act in a way similar to anti-oxidants as far as cell mutations are concerned. It stimulates the renewal of RNA and DNA – the creative matter of the body. This means that cell deterioration and mutation will be slowed down or avoided. Therefore, there will probably be benefits from using wheat grass to avoid – or even during – degenerative diseases.

Secondly, it appears to reduce inflammation – some say in a more powerful way than cortisone (and without the side-effects, of course). Some remarkable cures have been observed with wheat grass for people with inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.

A third property of P4D1, is that it is also thought to be able to help the body attack cancer cells, by helping to make the walls of the cancerous cells more open to attack by the body’s white blood cells. This adds to the anti-cancer properties of SOD (see above).

MUCO-POLYSACCHARIDES

These are a combination of complex and simple sugars which appear to stimulate the body’s repair mechanisms. Enhancing these mechanisms is important, because the body is constantly repairing and replacing damaged cells. If you can do this better, it means you will ‘age’ better. Muco-polysaccharides appear to have a particular affinity to help repair damaged heart and artery tissue.

Spirulina also contains muco-polysaccharides, by the way; it is these, which form the cell walls of spirulina, rather than the much tougher cellulose, which normally forms the cell walls of plants.

CHLOROPHYLL

Chlorophyll is the remarkable substance to which we all owe our lives. This is because chlorophyll has the ability to capture the sun’s energy and lock it into plants in such a way that we can use it to sustain our own lives.

Chemically, chlorophyll is almost identical to hemoglobin – the substance which transports oxygen from the Lungs to the tissues of the body. Out of about 50 atoms in the compound, only two are different. The main difference is that at the centre of chlorophyll there is a magnesium ion; whereas hemoglobin has iron in the same place.

The action of chlorophyll is so important, that two Nobel prizes were awarded for research on the compound.

Chlorophyll’s health properties were observed as early as 1950, when Offen Krantz reported the healing of long standing peptic ulcers after the application of chlorophyll.

The benefits of chlorophyll fall into three main categories, purifying, anti-inflammatory, and nourishing.

Purifying: Chlorophyll has an anti-bacterial effect on wounds, and an anti-yeast effect in the digestive tract. It appears to counteract many toxins in the body.

Inflammation: It has the effect of reducing inflammation. Thus it can be used to help counteract the effects of arthritis, stomach ulcers, colitis, sore throats, and other inflammatory conditions.

Nourishing: It builds blood – after all, it is almost identical to hemoglobin (see above); it helps promote intestinal flora, and assists Liver cleansing.

The benefits of wheatgrass juice could possibly be rhetorically summarized by Ben Franklin’s quote of “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. So, as you read this article, optimistically you will start to see that wheatgrass isn’t all bad. The properties of wheatgrass juice, combined with a sensible diet and exercise, can be advantageous in the improvement of your health, along with the prevention of illness.

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24 Responses to “The Amazing Power Of Wheatgrass!”

  1. Scar Treatments Says:

    The taste of wheat grass itself isn’t the most appetizing, but combine it with papaya and orange juice, and you have yourself a drink that’s good for digestion, cleaning out of the small intestine (slowly, like docusate sodium, but more naturally), and being a natural anti-inflammatory. I’ll tell you this much: Pure wheat grass juice does go well w/ one dish: Fallafal.

  2. San Diego Farmgirl Says:

    To me, wheat grass tastes like what you scrape off the bottom of the mower. But, it’s still better tasting than any shot of alcohol I’ve ever had, and I can seem to throw those back without any problem … haha

    So, I suppose I can force myself to take a nasty shot that’s actually good or me, huh? :o)

  3. sweetwheat Says:

    Great article! Very informative and well written! :)

    For all you that don’t like the taste of wheatgrass or the mess of blending and growing. Sweet Wheat offers 100% Organic Wheatgrass Juice Powder or Capsules.

  4. Diva Joshi Says:

    How much does the actual wheatgrass plant weigh? (in grams). I know the daily dose of the powder/tablet form is 3.5 grams. But i want to know how much the actual plant weighs in grams?

  5. Heartburn Home Remedy Says:

    The style of writing is quite familiar to me. Did you write guest posts for other blogs?

  6. Aj Says:

    Is wheatgrass powder or pill sold at wholefoods as good as the wheatgrass shots?

  7. Anet Says:

    Hi there,
    Nice article, thank you!
    How long do I have to consume the juice before I can see any health benefits? Does it need to be consumed everyday to show its effectiveness? How about few times a month only, would I be wasting my money?

    • Ryan Says:

      Thank you for reading… You feel a instant energy surge right after you take it. Taking it anytime is a benefit because it helps alkaline the blood. However i would recommend doing it more on a daily basis because it keeps you alkaline. 1oz of wheatgrass is aquivalent to a lb of broccoli. That is alot of broccoli.

  8. Anet Says:

    What evidence in the medical literature is there to substantiate any of the health claims made for wheatgrass products?

    Some would say that there are several claims that can be immediately discounted. For instance, wheatgrass powder is touted for containing high levels of chlorophyll, a carbohydrate that provides sustenance for plants. However, since human beings lack chloroplasts, they simply cannot initiate photosynthesis to convert this substance into proteins and sugars. Since the human body can’t absorb chlorophyll, it’s unlikely that it has any detoxification value.

    One area in which wheatgrass is thought to be superior to other vegetables (as per Dr A H Fatmi) is in its content of Vitamin B12, a vital nutrient B12, it turns out, is not a vitamin contained within wheatgrass or any plant but rather a byproduct of the microorganisms living on the plant. Therefore, there are no reliable plant sources of Vitamin B12.

  9. Eyelene Says:

    Thank you for this encouraging information.
    I have breast cancer and healing myself the natural way.
    I just started juicing wheatgrass yesterday and was surprised to see how much I had to use to get just a small amount.
    I am trying to drink 2 oz twice a day.
    Do you think that’s enough for me considering my condition or should I drink more?

    • Denise Says:

      Eyelene I think you should get to a Doctor. I am all about nutrition but when you are battling cancer your in a fight for your life and time is a huge factor. If you want to do your Wheatgrass shots while your under his care fine. This is only my opinion. Good Luck

      • Ryan Says:

        Look up Dr. Otto Warburg. 1931 Nobel peace prize winner on his works on Alkaline diet and cancer. He realized way back then that by keeping our blood Alkaline in enabled cancer to even grow. Cancer cannot grow in an Alkaline (oxygenated) environment. Wheat grass is highly alkaline to the blood. The rest of western diet is very acidic (everybody now has cancer). Though she should check in with her doctor. Doctors usually study very little when it comes to cellular nutrition. http://www.nndb.com/people/682/000127301/

    • Ryan Says:

      When I worked at a juice bar as a young man. I saw people battling cancer with the wheat grass i was making them 6 oz at a time. They were successful in their fight. Look up Dr. Otto Warburg 1931 Nobel Peace prize winner on his works on nutrition and cancer.

  10. Donnie Teems Says:

    wheatgrass is great, i take it as a juice and drink it everyday. ;

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  11. Piyush tyagi Says:

    If anyone is looking fr any information regarding where to buy wheat grass from, then you can contact Ayurvet Limited. They grow wheat grass hydroponically and supply wheat grass in Delhi & NCR.

  12. Sam Says:

    Im a cancer survivor. To fight cancer aggressively drink wheatgrass 2 oz 3 times a day on a empty stomach each time. Stop all vitamin pills gels etc except vitamin C. Drink alot of vitamin C, im talking 3 to 4 thousand grams a day if you can. Do not mix the freshly wheatgrass juice with anything. Drink raw. Always drink it drink on an empty stomach mornings, noon and night. Do organic veggies or at the very least wash you vegetables and pre soak them very well. You must avoid dairy, meats including eggs n fish at all cost. For milk drink almond milk in which i think it actuality taste beter than regular milk especially with cereals but not with coffe. Do organic coffee enema 3 times a day. Juice an 8 oz glass of carrots n apples at home in a juicer atleast 5 times a day. Stay away from all sodas!!. Also for your drink use only alkaline water or at the very least squeeze a lemon in your glass of filtered water. Follow a strict vegan diet and and eat a lot of vegetables only then you will be on the path of recovery….. guarantee. Jesus gave us everything we need to live healthy. Remember, Let your food be thy medicine n thy medicine be your food. There’s your painless cure. Live long happy life. God bless you and your family.

    • Sam Says:

      Movies to watch: Fork over knifes, The Gerson therapy, the beautiful truth, the gerson miracle etc. What they all have in common? They all support n encourage the vegan lifestyle.

      Where do we get our calcium and proteins??? From vegetables and grass. Where else right? Milk you say?? Ha, ok heres a question, where do cows and bulls get their calcium and protein to build their muscle and bones?? Ahhhh….ok, now you are thinking….lol God bless…

  13. Ryan Says:

    Thank you for the imformation on wheat grass. If you are battling cancer wheat grass is part of the answer, Implant 2 a day 4 ozs followed by oral 2 a day 4 oz’s. I drink at least 8 to 12 ozs a day.
    powerful goes right to the blood system. helps srhink tumers. Should be grown in soil best results.

  14. Gina Says:

    The great thing is that they are ready to go, unlike a full
    sized cake, which needs to be cut into all the pieces.
    or any other appropriate information on a thin, rectangular wafer.

    Use a hand batter and keep on batting the mixture until smooth soft dough is formed.

  15. Wheatgrass Juice for Energy! | Says:

    […] Wheat grass has only about 10-15 calories per teaspoon. It has no fat or cholesterol. It has nearly a gram of protein per teaspoon, and includes all eight of the essential amino acids, as well as 13 of the remaining 16. The amino acids it doesn’t contain are easily made within the body.” Source […]

  16. Juice for Energy! | GreenBootLiving Says:

    […] Wheat grass has only about 10-15 calories per teaspoon. It has no fat or cholesterol. It has nearly a gram of protein per teaspoon, and includes all eight of the essential amino acids, as well as 13 of the remaining 16. The amino acids it doesn’t contain are easily made within the body.” Source […]

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