To enjoy health and vitality, simple diet that includes plenty of chlorophyll-rich greens, fresh vegetables, sprouted grains, beans, seeds, fresh fruits and other wholesome foods will be the best recommendation. In order to obtain the most benefit from vitamins and minerals, an individual's total intake should mainly come in a form that is as close to natural and organic state as possible. Unfortunately many of the fruits and vegetables we buy today are nutrient deficient and although vitamin supplements have their place, they have been processed in a laboratory and then sat on shelves for months before they are ingested, obviously nowhere near as powerful as life food. Addition of wheatgrass juice to our daily diet would create the power to regenerate the body far better than any chemicals or drugs.
Organic wheatgrass juice is an abundant source of the B vitamins and includes vitamins C, E and carotene. These vitamins work to successfully destroy free radicals that can lead to the degeneration of the immune system, and the body as a whole. It also contains at least 20 amino acids, as well as various minerals and enzymes. There are over 90 minerals, which are needed to maintain good metabolism. Some of the alkaline minerals found in wheatgrass are calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron.
Source: Steve Meyerowitz, 1998
Chlorophyll can be considered a 'living battery', because it converts the sun's energy into a form that plants can use. With this unique ability of chlorophyll, plants obtain their energy directly from the sun. This life energy found in plants (like wheatgrass) can be transferred into the human body via consumption. With this, the body can utilize the nutritious, vital energy to heal and repair itself as needed.
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In the book Survival Into The 21st Century by Rev Viktoras Kulvinskas, MS, it states "In therapeutic amounts, wheatgrass juice will detoxify the body by increasing the elimination of hardened mucous, crystallised acids and solidified, decaying faecal matter. Its high enzyme content helps dissolve tumours. It is the fastest, surest way to eliminate internal waste and provide an optimum nutritional environment." Kulvinskas adds "Wheatgrass juice is the nectar of rejuvenation, the plasma of youth, the blood of all life. The elements that are missing in your body's cells - especially enzymes, vitamins, hormones, and nucleic acids can be obtained from this daily green sunlight transfusion."
Dr. Ann Wigmore believes "Wheatgrass is not a cure, however, through scientific investigation and experimentation we have discovered that it furnishes the body with vital nourishment, which, when missing, yields sickness." (The Wheatgrass Book, 1989)
The movement for the human consumption of wheatgrass began in the western world in the 1930's and was initiated by Charles F. Schnabel, known as the father of wheatgrass. He said "15 pounds of wheatgrass is equivalent to 350 pounds of the choicest vegetables."
Chlorophyll also possess other functions such as below:
▪ Normalises high blood pressure by dilating the blood pathways throughout the body
▪ Stimulates healthy blood tissue cell growth
▪ Breaks down poisonous carbon dioxide and release free oxygen
▪ Stimulates metabolism and enzyme systems
▪ Provides alkaline minerals to reduce over acidity in blood
▪ Protects us from carcinogens (cancer-causing agents)
▪ Strengthen cells and immune system
▪ Chemically neutralizes polluting elements in the environment
▪ Detoxifies, stimulates and rejuvenates the liver (3 compounds : Choline - prevents fat deposition; Magnesium - draws out excess fat; Potassium - invigorates and stimulates liver)
▪ Eliminator of bodily odours, bad breath, smelly feet and prespiration odours.
There are two types of enzymes:
1 Indogenous Enzymes
2 Exogenous Enzymes
Indogenous enzymes are formed within our body. It is powerful and have the capability to detoxify the body. Unfortunately, these enzymes will reduce in numbers and abilities as we age. When enzymes decline in quantity and strength, the body's ability to handle heavy fats, proteins and excess calories weaken. However, when we supplement ourselves with exogenous enzymes, which can be found in wheatgrass juice, they help manufacture indogenous enzymes in the body, thus extending their life energy.
Enzymes are easily destroyed by heat (cooking), exposure to air, processing or drying. Therefore, it is best to grow your own wheatgrass and juice it with a proper slow-speed juicer. After juicing, drink it immediately to savour its goodness.