Nature is full of remedies that can cure your everyday ailments and wheatgrass is nature’s finest medicine!
Wheatgrass are the first blades of grass that develop from the plant after the wheat grain has germinated. Made up of 70% chlorophyll, wheatgrass restores the health of your kidneys and blood. In fact Chlorophyll is often referred to as the blood of the plant because its chemical makeup resembles that of the haemoglobin.
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The most apparent fundamental difference in haemoglobin is iron, while chlorophyll is magnesium. Considerable research has been done to see if the two substances are mutually convertible in the body.
What was derived from the comparison is the understanding that once the wheat grass was consumed, the chlorophyll is rapidly absorbed into the blood stream.
Although iron and magnesium were not found to be interchangeable, the magnesium molecule is found to enhance the production of globin- a blood protein in the body. Thus it is not difficult to understand a green blood transfusion can energise the body and give new life the same way blood transfusions commonly performed in medical settings today can.
Wheatgrass is made up of an impressive array of nutrients that reinforce and rejuvenate everything from our cells and tissues to our organs and bodily systems. In addition to its 70% chlorophyll makeup, wheatgrass contains 17 essential amino acids, 90 minerals, 13 vitamins and 80 enzymes.
Wheatgrass – What does it do?
- Strengthens Immunity
Wheatgrass delivers an impenetrable line of defense against disease. An all-natural and powerful detoxifier, wheatgrass protects the liver and purifies the blood by neutralizing toxic substances such as cadmium, nicotine, strontium, mercury and polyvinyl chloride.
Detoxifying is the first step. From there, wheatgrass takes the offensive as a proven anti-cancer agent that stops tumours in their tracks. Being an abundant source of liquid oxygen it boosts the production of red blood cells and increases oxygen in the blood helping fight cancer cells because cancer cannot survive in an alkaline rich environment.
A study published in the journal Mutation Research pitted chlorophyll against beta-carotene and vitamins A, C and E. Chlorophyll had a greater anti-cancer effect than all the other nutrients.
A highly acidic environment in the body can cause bone loss. Wheatgrass’ alkalizing effect may help you maintain strong bones. Especially if your diet is plentiful of acid foods, wheatgrass’ alkalizing properties may contribute to diminishing your body’s acidity, providing you with a added benefit.
- Aids digestion
Wheatgrass consumers can attest that this cereal grass does help keep bowel movements regular. Relatively high fibre content is the key. Fibre can also help decrease your cholesterol and make you feel fuller.
Five grams of dehydrated wheat grass contributes to about 2g of fibre, which is equivalent to about 50g cooked whole wheat cereal or 100g apple. 3oz of wheatgrass juice generally contains more fibre than the same quantity of most fruits and vegetables. Including it in your diet can be an easy way to gift your body and digestive system with fibre’s many benefits.
The traditional medicine often links hair pigmentation to the quality of your blood and the strength of your kidneys. Gray doesn’t mean old as much as it points to weak kidneys and blood. Regular consumption of wheat grass has known to reverse those greys.
- Rejuvenate your skin
Some skin benefits linked to wheatgrass include the capacity to regenerate skin cells, help you get rid of acne, overcome dryness or eczema and even treat discolouration.
A quick dab of wheatgrass juice to the skin can apparently also slow down ageing and accelerate the healing process after a sunburn. Hence a body detox plan can fully rejuvenate your cells
So could wheatgrass help you achieve a glowing complexion?
I can vouch for this fact, as this is something I experimented with as an undergraduate. Consuming Rejuvelac for a period of just four weeks showed remarkable improvement in overall skin appearance and not to mention the fabulous level of energy that’s sustained all day.
What is Rejuvelac?
Invented by Ann Wigmore, a whole foods advocate, Rejuvelac is a non-alcoholic fermented drink rich in probiotics. It is a raw food made by sprouting a grain, soaking the sprouted grain in water for about two days at room temperature, and then reserving the liquid.
A second batch can be made from the same sprouts, this time requiring only about one day to ferment. A third batch is possible but the flavor may be disagreeable. The spent sprouted grains are usually discarded.
Wheatgrass is one of the most nourishing foods on Earth, in fact wheatgrass benefits us in so many ways it sometimes makes me wonder that it’s not more of a regular food in people’s homes – even now as we move to so much more of a green-juice-friendly culture.
Hopefully I have done my bit here to inform and encourage you to add this amazing component to your diet!
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