Why in the World Would You Want to Drink Wheatgrass Juice?
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,
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.
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.
When you drink fruit juices during the summer apart from taking fiber rich fruits, it will help you heal faster. When you take fruit juice, it has many benefits. Virtually every authority recommends a healthy intake of fruits, but if you juice them, you can enjoy the many fruit juice benefits.
Juicing removes indigestible fiber
The nutrients that our body requires are actually stuck in the indigestible fibers that we consume. For instance, a carrot can only give you a small percentage of beta carotene. However, when you drink the juice of a carrot, you can assimilate nearly 100% of the beta carotene.
Gives you the necessary nutrients
Every doctor recommends taking in only two pounds of fresh fruits every day. Juicing will allow you to accomplish this easily. You would not want to be eating so many fruits that it will make you sick of them. Moreover, when you consume lots of fruits, you might develop an allergy towards some of them. Fruit juice does not allow this to happen. It is true that the ancestors of modern-day human beings did not have to take in so many fruits in a day, but they did not have to hassle with the polluted air or with poor dietary lifestyles.
Juices help to pre-digest foods
Due to the poor food choices that people have made, their bodies have become so weak that they cannot easily absorb the nutrients from the foods that they consume. Juicing the fruits predigests the food and helps the body absorb the essential nutrients. The nutrients get assimilated before they can get eliminated from the body of a person.
Easy digestion and assimilation
There are some foods that require to be digested and take hours before they can make any nutrients available to the cells in the body. On the other hand, juices are assimilated within a matter of 15 minutes or so in the body. Moreover, it takes very little effort for the body to digest and assimilate the nutrients from the juices. Because the fruits are in liquid form when juiced, they do not require any enzymes to fuel their own digestion. As a result, the body can quickly digest the juice and distribute the nutrients to the variegated parts of the body to help them be restored, repair themselves and heal themselves. These are the many fruit juice benefits and you should, therefore, consume fruit juices regularly.