Wheatgrass juice promotes health

Have you heard about it yet? Wheatgrass. You read more and more about it. You can actually compare it a bit with taking a bottle of Yakult for breakfast. One shot (glass) is sufficient to ensure that you get all the nutrients you need in just a few sips. But the big difference is that wheatgrass is completely organic and even more importantly‚Ķ fresh and unprocessed. So read on… More and more people are looking for food that is organic and super healthy, because more and more people are becoming aware that the food we are used to nowadays is full of additives such as: E numbers, smell, color and flavorings. The figures do not lie because the number of cancer patients has increased by 350% since 1970 and many researchers attribute this to the use of processed food products that are very easy to prepare but at the same time very unhealthy. That is why a lot of research is being done into organic food products that are completely natural and require little or no processing and make an important contribution to our health. One of those super products is wheatgrass.

What is wheatgrass?

It’s exactly what it seems. It’s grass. To be precise, it is the germ of the wheat plant before it grows into grain. Unbelievable, right? But it’s actually logical, because what could be more pure nature than grass? The cows, sheep and goats stay alive on it and they don’t even look unhealthy, do they? But yes, we are of course not sheep and therefore our bodies are not built to process grass. So the smart minds have found a solution: the slow juicer. The slow juicer is a device that can squeeze the juice from the grass so that it becomes drinkable and we, humans, can use a purely natural product that is packed with healthy nutrients.

Why is wheatgrass so healthy?

The advantages at a glance:

  • Wheatgrass gives energy
  • Purifies the blood
  • Increases resistance
  • Detoxifies the liver, intestines and kidneys
  • Promotes metabolism
  • Rejuvenates the skin
  • Balances the acidity
  • Sharpens the mind
  • Combats age-related ailments

 

Okay. Where can I buy that juice?

You cannot purchase wheatgrass juice in a bottle or carton. Wheatgrass juice is sold in containers containing growing sprouts that you can cut (i.e. harvest) yourself or, as grass, packaged in an airtight bag after which you can use a slow juicer to squeeze the juice from the grass. It must be drunk fresh because, as with all freshly prepared food, the vitamins and minerals, enzymes, etc. diminish very quickly after preparation. A disadvantage is that slow juicers are expensive, except for that one hand juicer that can be purchased for about 5 euros. Moreover, wheatgrass is also not for sale (as far as I know) in the store. You have to order it via the internet. Addresses are easy to find if you google the keyword: wheatgrass.

Wheatgrass powder

Another way of intake is via powder. Because the grass is dried immediately after harvesting, all essential nutrients are retained. So much less laborious. 1 spoon of wheatgrass powder in a glass of water or juice on an empty stomach is sufficient per day. In that respect you can compare it with drinking a bottle of Yakult, but much healthier.

What is in wheatgrass?

Vitamins

Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K

Minerals

Calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, cobalt, copper, magnesium, manganese, selenium and sulfur

Enzymes

Enzymes play an important role during metabolism because enzymes ensure that proteins, fats and carbohydrates, for example, can be converted into substances that can be easily absorbed by the body. As you age, the body produces fewer and fewer enzymes, making the addition of enzymes increasingly important.

Antioxidants

Antioxidants are very important for our body because they are used in the fight against free radicals. Our body also produces antioxidants itself, but not nearly enough, so that food containing antioxidants is very important against the development of what we call lifestyle diseases that are caused by poor nutrition, poor environment, tobacco, etc. Read more about antioxidants and free radicals.

Chlorophyll

You have probably heard of chlorophyll before because chlorella and spirulina are also products that consist of chlorophyll. Chlorella and spirulina also belong to the superfoods and are also purely natural products that contribute greatly to good health. Wheatgrass also contains chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is the green leaf pigment of plants that can produce nutrients from sunlight itself.

Amino acids

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, which in turn are necessary for the maintenance and renewal of cells, organs and hormones. But that’s not all because enzymes are also necessary for the metabolic process. There are many different amino acids and it is so important that if only one amino acid is deficient, the entire metabolic process will function less well. The need for amino acids is indispensable, especially when we have diseases such as diabetes, rheumatism, heart disease or are overweight.

Conclusion

So wheatgrass may seem a bit strange. Because hey, who would even think about eating grass? But when you have read all the information, you have to come to the conclusion that it is a very healthy juice. It is not for sale on the supermarket shelf and may therefore be a bit cumbersome, but it is worth the effort. Because, who doesn’t want to become healthier?

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