Is Wheatgrass Good for You?

Is Wheatgrass Good for You?

I am sure that you’ve heard about wheatgrass juice, but is wheatgrass good for you? Did you know that this juice can literally create miracles? It can. Let me give you a small example. For as long as I have known my husband, he has had degeneration in his two thumbnails. They showed an ugly black thread from the onset to the outset, looking like a worm. An eyesore I had tried to remedy for over a quarter of a century. Nothing worked. The terrible cosmetic condition remained.

Then several months ago for an entirely different reason, he started taking wheatgrass juice on a daily basis. And to our surprise, 3 weeks later after this regimen, the dreadful thumbnails had entirely disappeared leaving smooth, pink nails. Magical! Not only that but his skin got clear and pink like a baby. He had some awful looking brown marks on his forehead that he had gotten removed a few years back surgically and that had grown back. Well, after six months of daily wheatgrass juice, these are gone and nowhere to be found.

After seeing the thumbnails “miracle” described above, I decided to take wheatgrass juice myself. Well, I went by the whole winter and spring time without a cold or anything else for that matter. I usually get one or two colds per winter. I got none this past year.

What is Wheatgrass Juice Composed of

The bottom line is that wheatgrass juice is a whole food in itself containing chlorophyll, amino-acids, minerals, vitamins and enzymes. If you want to know more about this read The Wheatgrass Book: How to Grow and Use Wheatgrass to Maximize Your Health and Vitality (Avery Health Guides) by Ann Wigmore.

How much wheatgrass juice a day and how?

The best is to juice the wheatgrass and drink it right there and then so as to not lose the benefit of its enzymes. So you need to drink it as soon as it comes out of the juicer. Or if you don’t have one, you can chew on the grass. I personally drink 1 ounce for a couple weeks and then 2 ounces for two more weeks and then go back down to 1 ounce for the next two weeks. If you have some condition, you’re trying to handle, you should probably drink more per day, like 3 or 4 ounces. But to get there, start with 1 ounce and then 2 etc. Wheatgrass juice is highly detoxifying and your body may not be able to handle the process if you get too much right off the bat.

The best is to juice it at home. I use the Omega J8004 Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating Juicer, White. Not only can I juice wheatgrass but any other fruits and vegetables. I can also make soup with it and noodles. Do I like my juicer? I sure do!

The purpose of all this is to be healthy, because health is your primary wealth. So, yes, drink as much wheathgrass as you can as it is good for you.

Is wheatgrass good for you
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  1. Anam
    6 years ago

    What I Think I started thinking about juicing a couple of years ago. Over time I did a little reading on the internet but never thought passed the idea of juicing more than fruit (I’ll get to why this is important a little later). The cost was also a little more than scary. I always thought I could find a better way to spend $300 or $400 (the price of the better fruit juicers). I’m not a health nut, but after a short hospital stay I decided I should take better care of myself. About a month ago I finally bought the Omega 8005 Juicer. Why did I choose this model? Review after review extolled its virtues and the closest competitor, the Green Star Juice Extractor, was more expensive. This is one kitchen appliance that is well worth the expense. Why would you buy this if you are only concerned with juicing fruit this isn’t the best model for you. It isn’t so much cost, a good centrifugal juicer will cost about the same, or more. The issue lies in the straining screen. Pulpy fruits like nectarines clog the screen and you have to take the unit apart to clean it before you can continue juicing (I know this from experience). It can be done and in small quantities isn’t that big a deal. But if you never plan to juice leafy vegetables or grasses I’d look elsewhere. If you want to juice leafy vegetables or grasses, then you need something like a gear juicer. The Omega fits the bill and is actually less expensive than some fruit juicers. There is also the issue of heat. Some juicers can heat the vegetables because they juice at high-speed thus reducing the nutritional value. Here again the Omega fits the bill because its gear mechanism turns a low rate and is actually less expensive than many other similar units. The Omega can also make nut butters, pasta, and whole host of other things; have I mentioned that the Omega is less expensive than many of its competitors. More importantly, though, a glass of juice from the Omega contains more delicious vegetable nutrition than I have ever had in a single serving before. Use/Convenience I was a little concerned about having to chop up the vegetables and the reports of lengthy cleaning. Well, I wouldn’t worry too much about it. Depending on how much you juice at one time it takes 30-40 minutes, from washing and cutting up the vegetables to finishing up cleaning the last piece of the juicing mechanism (not much more effort than cooking the darn things in my opinion and I still do a lot of that for dinner). If you can clean a blender, the Omega is just as easy. I always take apart my blender to clean it, so cleaning the Omega wasn’t that big a deal maybe 2 or 3 minutes longer. Tips/Tricks First and foremost, do some research. The internet is chock-full of recipes and tips. Here are a few I picked up either through research or experimentation: 1. Use bitter or pungent vegetables and fruits in moderation unless you just love chewing on a hunk of ginger, then go for it. Roots like ginger add a nice zing, but can overpower anything else if not used sparingly. Limes add a surprising amount of flavor; I add one-quarter of a small lime, anymore is just too much for me. 2. Peel oranges and grapefruits, but leave the white skin just under the surface. The rinds can be very bitter to taste and apparently contain minute traces of toxins. Grapefruits fall into the pungent category for me. When mixing in other fruits I only use 1 grapefruit. 3. If you want to sweeten a drink, use an apple instead of sugar, even in vegetable juice. It works. Trust me. 4. Use pulpy fruit in moderation. This is mostly a cleaning issue with me. I find that I have to take apart the juicing mechanism and rinse it off for *each* piece of pulpy fruit and this gets a little cumbersome when trying to make juice in the morning. 5. It can take a surprising amount of vegetables to make 24 oz of juice. But on the flipside one glass sets you up for the recommended daily allowance for the next day or so. 6. Start your juicing regime slowly. I found out the hard way that it can have an uh interesting affect on your digestive tract if you go whole hog too quickly. 7. Experiment. Some mixes are better than others, but in all honestly I haven’t found one I didn’t at least like.

    • Brigitte
      6 years ago

      I concur with all what you say. Thanks for taking the time to write this up. I hope it helps others take on juicing.

  2. That is the very first time I frequented your web page and thus far I’m surprised with the research you made. Excellent job!

  3. Hello! I like your writing very so much! I need a specialist on this area to unravel my problem. Maybe that is you! Looking ahead to peer you.

    • Brigitte
      6 years ago

      Hi Etsy, Glad to be of help. What are you trying to resolve?