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The Wonders of Wheatgrass Juice

By | 2017-04-24T16:52:30+00:00 July 1st, 2014|Categories: Blogs, Holistic Living, Nutrition Articles|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Wonders of Wheatgrass Juice

April Crowell, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA CI & CP, CHN

What is wheatgrass juice?

Wheatgrass juice is pressed or juiced from the young grass of the hard winter wheat berry when it reaches about 5-7 inches in height–and it is simply amazing nutritionally.  The wondrous little sprouts pick up 92 of the 102 minerals available in soil and pass that along to you when you drink the juice.

Nearly 70% chlorophyll, wheatgrass, is filled with enzymes and every vitamin that science has presently identified.  Yes, they are still finding them. It contains super oxide dismutase (SOD); vitamins A,E, F, K , niacin, B1, B6, B12, B17, pantothenic acid, and vitamin C. Chlorophyll, choline, enzymes, amino acids, minerals and trace minerals including; calcium, iron, chlorine, potassium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, sulfur and cobalt and being nearly is one of the best detoxifiers and blood builders for humans. Amazing stuff.

What is chlorophyll?

Chlorophyll A and B are the fat soluble portion of plants that allows them to absorb the sun’s vibrancy and convert that into energy–the  primary photoreceptor pigment in biochemical terms.  This energy from the plants is readily available, nutritious and healing for the human body–if you eat plants.  Chlorophyll rich foods top the charts in immune enhancing and toxin elimination.

Green is the color of health

Color truly counts in food and finding chlorophyll rich foods isn’t difficult–it’s in any organic plant matter that is green.  Chlorophyll A reflects sunlight in wavelengths that we see as blue-green, while chlorophyll B reflects in the green-yellow range.  No artificial colorings, please.  I had the most interesting debate with a client who was certain that green jello was chlorophyll rich.  Perhaps if she had made it with seaweed, but I digress. Chlorophyll comes from nature’s true colorings of the leaves, […]