If you are trying to be healthy and eat an alkaline diet, you know it can be a struggle to buy and juice all the greens you need every day. Especially in colder climates during winter time when it can be hard to find greens. Wheatgrass is a super alternative , it is easy to grow and doesn’t take ages to juice..
So, what exactly is wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass comes from the young sprout of wheat kernels. You just soak them and then let them sprout for a few days. When the shots are about 10 cm long you can cut them and juice them. Because wheatgrass juice is extracted from wheatgrass sprouts i.e. before the wheat seed begins to form, it is gluten-free.
To make it easier for you, you can even buy ready to sprout kits. The taste of wheatgrass is super strong so a tip is to mix it with coconut water or orange juice. Start with 1 ounce a day till you get used to it and built up to 8 ounces a day.
If you don’t have a juicer you can go to your local health food store. Most juice bars these days offer wheat grass.
Why is it so good for you
One ounce of wheatgrass juice has about 103 different vitamins, minerals and nutrients we need to really thrive. In addition to this it has the same amount of nutrients as 2.5 pounds of greens. For example, wheatgrass as twice the amount of Vitamin A as carrots and is higher in Vitamin C than oranges! It is also a complete source of protein, supplying all of the essential amino acids and more.
Wheatgrass Provides Oxygen
Wheatgrass juice contains 70% chlorophyll. It provides the plant with more oxygen and it does exactly the same thing for your body. Among other things wheatgrass juice is particularly high in chlorophyll. Wheatgrass cleanses and builds the blood due to its high content of chlorophyll.
Wheatgrass Helps Removes toxins
Chlorophyll also has the ability to bind with toxins and extract them from your body. Cleansing is super important for the body. You should find a way to bind the toxins and get them out of your body.
So, start drinking wheatgrass daily and you’ll do something great for your body. Cheers to that.
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