Have you heard of wheatgrass? You may be wondering if this wheatgrass is a superfood or just another kind of grass. It’s not that green stuff you see in your yard 😉 Wheatgrass comes from the wheat plant, but instead of waiting until typical harvest season we ‘harvest’ it when the first leaves begin to sprout. I know it’s hard to keep up with all the latest superfoods and what not so I want to teach you all about the magic superpowers of wheatgrass!
But first, why am I talking about wheatgrass having superpowers?
Wheatgrass is a superfood because of its powerful concentrated liquid nutrient content. What this means is that drinking just 2 ounces of wheatgrass has the same nutrient value as 5 pounds of organic raw vegetables!
So it pumps your body with high doses of essential vitamins, nutrients, enzymes, and antioxidants to keep you feeling your healthiest and most alive. And it also detoxes your liver and blood – woot-woot!
A shot of wheatgrass at your local healthy juice bar is one of the best energy boosts you can find on the go!
So what exactly will this superfood do for me?
Well, let’s see…
Wheatgrass has more Vitamin A than carrots and more Vitamin C than oranges as well as all the B Vitamins and magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium to name a few.
It helps to detoxify and rid the body of heavy metals and other toxins in your organs and tissue.
And because it is so high in chlorophyll, which is a highly concentrated version of the sun’s energy, it’s like injecting yourself with golden liquid sunshine, except… it’s green.
This means if you’re not a big veggie eater or just don’t have the time to crunch on carrots all day, a shot of wheatgrass juice is the simpler way to go!
Hey, Is wheatgrass gluten-free if it’s called “wheatgrass”?
Yes, it is! Because the juice is extracted from wheatgrass sprouts before the wheat seed begins to form, it is considered gluten-free*!
* Be sure your wheatgrass was produced in a gluten-free facility.
My clients find that drinking wheatgrass a few times a week helps to:
- Cleanse your body of toxins leaving you feeling lighter and healthier
- Speeds up slow digestion
- Regulates blood sugar levels and stabilizes your energy
- Eases gastrointestinal inflammation
- Neutralizes environmental pollutants in the body
- Cleanses the body of heavy metals
- Protects from carcinogens
- Floods the body with Vitamins A, B and C
How do I get this magic superfood into my diet?
You can buy wheatgrass in either a powder or liquid form—whichever best suits your needs.
- Local juice bars such as Jamba Juice sell it already juiced up—go for the double shot (approximately 2 oz.)
- Buy frozen wheatgrass cubes from Evergreen Juices. Place two to three cubes in a blender with a splash of tangerine or orange juice. Blend until smooth.
- Buy wheatgrass seeds from a health food store to sprout by yourself! Here’s how:
Soak your hard winter wheat seed (also called wheat berries) overnight (8 to 12 hours). Sprout the seed in a jar for the next 16 to 24 hours, rinsing the seed well three times a day. After a very short “tail” is visible, plant the seed on top of the soil. Basic potting mix or topsoil will work fine.
What do I do now?
In my health coaching practice, I help clients upgrade the level of nutrients in their diets…. and in their lifestyles!
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Now, I want to hear from you.
How do you use your wheatgrass? Have any yummy recipes?
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