IS WHEATGRASS SUPERFOOD OR JUST SIMPLY... WIERD FOOD?
Dyan here (The Health Coach Is In) to teach you about the magic superpowers of wheatgrass!
YOU MAY ASK:
Why are you talking about wheatgrass having superpowers, anyway?
Wheatgrass is a superfood because of its powerful concentrated liquid nutrient content. What this means is that drinking just 2 ounces of wheatgrass has almost the same nutrient value as 5 pounds of organic raw vegetables!
So it pumps your body with high doses of essential vitamins, nutrients, enzymes and antioxidants to keep you feeling your healthiest and most alive.
SO WHAT EXACTLY WILL THIS SUPERFOOD DO FOR YOU?
WELL, LET'S SEE....wheatgrass has more Vitamin A than carrots and more Vitamin C than oranges, as well as, B Vitamins, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and natural sodium, just to name a few.
And because it is so high in chlorophyll, which is a highly concentrated version of the sun's energy, it's like injecting yourself with golden liquid sunshine, except.... it's green.
Hey, is wheatgrass gluten-free if it's called 'wheatgrass?'
ANOTHER GREAT QUESTION!
YES IT IS! Because the juice is extracted from wheatgrass sprouts before the wheat seed begins to form, it is considered gluten-free.
Drinking wheatgrass 1-2 times a week can help you:
Cleanse your body leaving you feeling lighter and healthier
Help speed up a slow digestion
Help regulate blood sugar levels
Ease gastrointestinal inflammation
Neutralize pollutants in your body
Flood your body with Vitamins A, B, C, E & 17 amino acids
HOW DO YOU GET THIS MAGIC FOOD INTO YOUR DIET?
1) You can buy wheatgrass in either a powder or liquid form, whichever best suits your needs.
2) Local juice bars, such as Jamba Juice sell it already juiced up. Go for the double shot (2oz) or the single shot (1oz). Start out slow if you're a 'newbie' learning about wheatgrass. Try a 1/2 ounce and work up from there.
3) Buy frozen wheatgrass cubes from Evergreen Juices. Place two to three cubes in a blender (less if you're a newbie) with a splash of tangerine, grapefruit or orange juice. Blend until smooth.
4) Buy wheatgrass already sprouted from your produce section of your local grocery store. Cut the blades close to the dirt and juice them in a blender with water and whole fruit. Or you can sprout the seeds yourself!
Soak your hard winter wheat seed (also called wheat berries) overnight (8-12 hours). Sprout the seed in a jar for the next 16-24 hours, rinsing the seed well three times a day. After a very short 'tail' is visible, plant the seed on top of the soil. Basic potting mix will do.
and start (along with your wheatgrass) cleansing and nourishing yourself, not tomorrow, but today!
It's empowering to realize that you are the ONE that has control over what you eat... how much you eat... how much exercise you do... how positive you want to be... how peaceful you want to feel... and what you want to look like.
It really is quite simple to follow the INTUITIVE EATING PATH!