Why in the world would you want to drink wheatgrass juice?

By on March 1, 2012

By Carrie Saba –
Can you imagine eating 2 1/2 pounds of green leafy veggies in one sitting? It has been stated that 1 ounce of wheatgrass juice is equivalent to 2 1/2 pounds of green leafy vegetables. Since green leafy vegetables are something that is often missing in our modern day diets, wheatgrass juice might be a good alternative for you to try once in a while.

I have shared wheatgrass juice with dozens of people and they are surprised that it doesn’t taste as bad as they thought the green juice would taste. Sure the greenness of the juice can make you squish your nose up like a little kid when asking them to eat their broccoli, but it truly isn’t as bad as you might think. In fact, I recommend that most “wheatgrass newbies” follow the 1 or 2 ounce shot with a slice of orange to help with the aftertaste. It is typically when a “wheatgrass juice newbie” has the slice of orange in their mouth that they say, “That wasn’t too bad” with a smile on their face.

According to the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida they state that wheatgrass, “has remarkable similarity to our own blood” and many of their guests drink it for its many nutritional benefits. Wheatgrass juice is similar to hemoglobin which is the compound that carries the oxygen in our blood. It also contains a high amount of chlorophyll, which is the basis of all plant life. The molecules of chlorophyll resembles the molecules of human red blood cells, therefore it is absorbed by our bodies fast and helps purify our blood.

Supporters of the green juice also say that wheatgrass juice:

  • Acts as a cleanser to rid our bodies of toxins
  • Contains a high amount of anti-oxidants
  • Is a rich source of vitamins A, complete B complex, B-17, C, E, and K
  • Is also a great source of calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, Phosphorus, Sodium, Sulfur, Cobalt, and Zinc
  • Contains 17 forms of amino acids and enzymes
  • Reduces high blood pressure

While scientific evidence of the benefits of drinking wheatgrass juice may not be easily found, there are too many articles and stories that I have read or heard about to discount the fact that it has helped many people heal their bodies in more than one way. I personally, have found that when I start to feel a cold coming on, I start my wheatgrass shots and I have noticed that I can keep the cold at bay. Now granted it might not only be because of the wheatgrass, but I am thinking I can’t go wrong getting 2 1/2 pounds of green leafy veggies in my body, especially when I am feeling a little under the weather.

Where can you get a wheatgrass juice?

Many natural food stores will have wheatgrass juice that they make fresh once you order it. However, since it is sometimes difficult to get to a place that can make fresh wheatgrass juice I typically have frozen wheatgrass shots on hand in my freezer. You can buy them at many health food stores. While fresh is obviously the best, I think frozen is a close second. You can also purchase wheatgrass powder or tablets as an alternative or really venture out there and grow it yourself, however that would mean you would need the proper juicer as well. To make it easy, I tend to stick with using the frozen 1 ounce shots or head to my favorite local spot that has it on hand to make fresh.

Bottom line, I am a believer in wheatgrass juice and want to encourage you to give the green juice a try sometime. Wheatgrass juicers recommend that it is best to drink it on an empty stomach and then eat something little about thirty minutes later. Give wheatgrass juice a try as it often rejuvenates the body and who can’t use a little rejuvenation once in a while.

 

Carrie Saba, Holistic Health Coach, helps others see their inner strength through a new light. She is a lifestyle change expert where her clients are energized by her insightful, upbeat coaching style. Carrie believes our spirit is fed by how we think, what we experience and what we eat. She empowers her clients and believes everyone should know their brilliance and enjoy life. You can learn more about her at www.CarrieSaba.com. Follow her on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CarrieSaba

About Carrie Saba

Carrie Saba, Holistic Health Coach, helps others see their inner strength through a new light. She is a lifestyle change expert where her clients are energized by her insightful, upbeat coaching style. Carrie believes our spirit is fed by how we think, what we experience and what we eat. She empowers her clients and believes everyone should know their brilliance and enjoy life. You can learn more about her at www.CarrieSaba.com. Follow her on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CarrieSaba

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Why in the world would you want to drink wheatgrass juice?