Information on Wheat Grass
Wheat grass is one of the so-called green foods that
are valued by health-conscious individuals as a great
natural source of nutrients. In juice form it contains
70% chlorophyll, which is often referred to as the blood
of plant life. It closely resembles the molecules of’
human red blood cells. Chlorophyll has been shown to produce
an unfavourable environment for bacterial growth in the
body and therefore effective in increasing the body's
resistance to illness.
Wheatgrass is considered to be a complete food in itself.
The fact is that one pound of fresh wheatgrass is equivalent
in nutritional value to 23 pounds of choice garden vegetables.
Due to its fibrous nature, which is indigestible by humans,
wheatgrass must be liquefied before it can be consumed
Wheat grass is known as an complementary cancer therapy.
Drinking of wheat grass juice helps your body to build
red blood cells which carry oxygen to every cell. By increasing
the oxygenation the body you can help offset smog and
carbon monoxide and increase your endurance during physical
Wheat grass has been found to dissolve scars formed
in the lungs and in addition helps wash drug deposits
from the body, purifies the blood and organs and counteracts
acids and toxins in the body. It helps to increase the
enzyme level in our cells, aiding in the rejuvenation
of the body and the metabolism of nutrients These enzymes
assist in dissolving tumors.
This nutrient-rich grass contains 17 amino acids which
are the building blocks of proteins. The body uses these
amino acids for things like building muscle tissue, repairing
cells and clotting the blood. Wheatgrass retains 92 of
the 102 minerals found in the soil. These minerals include
calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium and potassium. It
is a rich natural source of vitamins A and C. Wheatgrass
has more vitamin C than oranges and twice the vitamin
A of carrots. It is exceptionally rich in vitamins E,
K, and B-complex. It is also a natural source of laetrile
(B-17). Wheatgrass produces an immunisation effect against
many dietary carcinogens.
Growing wheatgrass to about seven inches tall is optimum
for its health benefits. Simply place selected grain in
about one-inch of organic soil to enjoy one of the most
cleansing and nutritious juices available.
You will require a specific-type of juicer to turn the
grown grass into a chlorophyll cocktail. These can be
obtained from Wholistic Health Direct (www.wholistichealthdirect.co.uk)
or The Fresh Network (www.fresh-network.com).
Ann Wigmore was responsible for the popularity OF WHEATGRASS
JUICE. In The Wheatgrass Book she provides a detailed
description of wheatgrass, its properties, uses and remarkable
regenerative and anti-aging abilities - and also includes
the method of growing and juicing it.
Aside from all the nutrients mentioned above, another
less understood ingredient - 'the grass juice factor'
is a property of wheatgrass that enables it to sustain
life in herbivorous mammals. No other single plant will
keep cows, sheep, guinea pigs and mice alive and well
through generations. In other animal experiments, wheatgrass
was able to return full potency in less than two months
to male and female cows that had been unable to produce
Wheatgrass juice benefits the blood cells, bones, glands,
hair, kidneys, liver, muscles, spleen, teeth and other
body parts. It can be applied to the skin or scalp and
I often use it as a rectal implant via an enema to cleanse
the large intestine. It can be used to cleanse eyes, gums,
sinuses and teeth.
Wheatgrass juice protects the lungs and blood from water
and air pollution, toxins, cigarette smoke and heavy metals.
It is also a safe and extremely potent aid to weight loss
since it suppresses the appetite and stimulates circulation
One handful will produce approximately an ounce of juice.
This can be taken alone, or mixed with other juices such
as carrot and apple. Although the grass can be cut and
stored in the refrigerator for a few days, once juiced
it is not stable and will spoil quickly. Drinking it within
fifteen minutes of juicing is optimal. Sipping it slowly
over a couple of minutes - on an empty stomach - will
provide the most benefits. Slowly increase from one ounce
a day to about four ounces each day will gently acclimatise
your system to it. Drinking it at mid-morning and mid-afternoon
are great times for this green energy pick-you-up.
Wheatgrass can also be taken in tablet and powder form
- very useful when travelling. People sensitive, or even
allergic to wheat and wheat products - usually to the
gluten found in wheat and also rye, barley etc - have
no problems with wheatgrass juice, since it contains no
gluten in this form. Truly a complete superfood!
Supplies of kits, pills, powders etc are also available
from Feel the Difference Ltd (www.wheatgrassforlife.com).
I have found the following conditions in my patients
to be responsive, alongside specific individualised lifestyle
changes, to the intake of wheatgrass juice:-
Blood pressure (high or low),
FORTY POINTS ABOUT WHEATGRASS AND ITS NUTRITIONAL VALUES