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Juicing Wheatgrass

Juicing Wheatgrass

With a little bit of knowledge about wheatgrass, you’ll be juicing wheatgrass in as many juicing recipes as you can. Studies show that wheatgrass has a benefical effect in many special areas, and has many vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes. It is a wonderful ingredient to add to your recipes.

Colon cancer rates can be reduced with chlorophyll high in the diet. Wheatgrass is higher in this than most other green vegetables, almost seventy percent.

Wheatgrass is also used for detoxification, and to increase blood flow and promote digestion. In addition, it helps to oxygenate and alkalize the blood, suppress your appetite, regulate the thyroid, and boost the immune system. Why would you not want to start juicing wheatgrass?

Some stores, as well as health food stores, sell freshly cut wheatgrass flats. You can take these home to put in your juicer. You can also purchase wheatgrass as a juice or frozen. Wheatgrass also comes as a powder or in a tablet, so if you choose to you can use these forms as well.

If you are so inclined, you can also grow your own wheatgrass at home. A six tray wheatgrass sprouter will probably give you 3 to 4 ounces of juice a day. If you do grow your own, I would recommend using a seaweed fertilizer which has a perfect ratio of minerals, which can then be absorbed by the roots.

Of course, if you have a garden, then you can just plant the wheatgrass in the soil. It’s best to soak the seeds, drain and rinse. Set the seeds in the sun to dry. Repeat this several times. What you want is to have a pre sprout before planting.

Some people don’t like the flavor of wheatgrass, so instead of drinking the juice alone, mix it with other types of fruits and vegetables. Many people enjoy mixing wheatgrass with apple juice, cucumber or carrots. Just use your favorite fruits. If you choose, you can sweeten it by just adding some honey. You can also add any other greens you may like. (parsley, celery, alfalfa sprouts). If you like the flavor, you might try putting in some garlic or ginger.

Juicing wheatgrass is not the same as juicing and drinking other fruits and vegetables. It can be harder on the stomach like many other green vegetables. Because wheatgrass has a strong cleansing effect, you probably should not drink more than about four ounces a day, and never on an empty stomach. If you drink too much, it can cause an upset stomach and nausea. Only drink one glass , a few ounces, of wheatgrass each day or even every other day if you have a stomach that is easily upset. Some people will feel the effects of wheatgrass right away like some people feel coffee or tea.

There is a special juicer that’s able to get the moister out of wheatgrass, called a “masticating” juicer. This juicer can of course also be used to juice your other vegetables and herbs. Juicing wheatgrass is just another way of adding many benefits and nutrition to your healthy diet.

To learn more about how juicing can benefit your life and health and recipes to get you started, you can purchase these books, "Juicing Tips and Recipes" and "Getting Started With Recipes For Juicing".



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