Wheatgrass is the leaf of a young wheat plant. Today, it has become a popular health and diet food. It is considered the topnotch cleanser, builder, healer, protector and rejuvenator of health. Dr. Ann Wigmore was the 1st person to apply the benefits of wheatgrass juice to human health and since then, has helped many overcome health problems.
However, wheatgrass juice is not a miracle cure. It is simply a wholesome supplemental food that people, young or old, would benefit from. Because of its richness in nutrients and live active ingredients, it is a powerful supplement for our body to cope with the modern life that demands a great deal of energy which cannot be adequately replenished by a nutritionally imbalanced diet. Since we cannot really avoid all forms of contamination around us either, taking wheatgrass juice can strenghten our bodies so we can co-exist with the environment.
Wheatgrass juice contains over 100 different elements and scientists have concluded that it is a complete food. 15 pounds of wheatgrass is reported to be equal in protein and overall nutritional value to 350 pounds of ordinary greens. The solid content of wheatgrass is 70% chlorophyll. Chlorophyll can be defined as a condensed solar energy, as Ann Wigmore puts it. The leaves of plants convert sunlight into energy that is stored in plant fibers. If you consume wheatgrass (or any form of uncooked vegetables or greens), you get "concentrated sun power" firsthand. The unique combination of nutritional, chemical and energetic values of wheatgrass can therefore fulfill nutritional deficiencies.
Mineral Interaction Chart
The table below shows how minerals interact with each other. For example, reading from left to right, Calcium needs Boron (B), Chromium (Cr), Copper (Cu), Iron (Fe), Magnesium (Mg), Manganese (Mn), Phosphorus (P), Silicon (Si), Strontium (Sr) and Zinc (Zn). Wheatgrass juice contains all 21 minerals.
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Besides that, wheatgrass juice helps eliminate toxins stored in the body such as hardened mucous, crystallised fatty acids, fat deposits, calcification and solidified decaying faecal matter. The concentrated amount of selenium in wheatgrass juice is also vital to help purge the body of toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic.
Because wheatgrass juice is a nutrient-densed food, you don't need to drink a lot. Start by drinking just 30ml per day on an empty stomach, and juiced in a proper slow-turning wheatgrass juicer. Drink the wheatgrass juice immediately! Oxidation destroys much of any juice's value within minutes. Always follow the wheatgrass juice with an equal amount of water (taken on its own can stress the kidneys). Wait at least 30 minutes before eating any food or drinking any liquid. If you find that you can drink 30ml comfortably, begin to consume 60ml or even more, every day (if you have too much you may feel nauseated).
Source: Ann Wigmore - The Wheatgrass Book
Source: Dr Ronald Bradley, Hippocrates Health Centre of Australia