Why Wheatgrass?

“Wheatgrass juice is the nectar of rejuvenation, the plasma of youth, the blood of all life.  The elements that are missing in our body’s cells—especially enzymes, vitamins, hormones and nucleic acids—can be obtained through this daily green sunlight transfusion.”  Viktoras Kulvinskas, Author of Survival into the Twenty First Century

When I first smelled and tasted wheatgrass juice I thought it tasted bitter and reminded me of a mowed lawn.  After some time of drinking 2-4 ounces a day it has taking on a sweetness that no longer requires the apple juice chaser!  I also grew to understand that the juice of the hard red winter wheat berry that most growers use does taste different from region to region and juice shop to juice shop.  If you are lucky enough to have more than one location at which to get wheatgrass juice, experiment and see if you can taste a difference.  The way wheatgrass is watered, tended after, and yes loved, does make a difference in its taste!

The hard red winter wheat berry is a special strain of wheat that produces a high concentration of chlorophyll, antioxidants, active enzymes, vitamins, vital amino acids and other nutrients.  Wheat grass is one of the most nutrient dense substances on earth.

Human consumption of wheatgrass began in the 1930 when a feed mill chemist, Charles F. Schnabel, popularized the plant.  Mr. Schnabel applied for a patent for a product made from young grass shoots of wheat, barley and rye crops to be used as a dietary supplement.  Thus started the green powders that you see in all health stores today.  It was reported that he gave these dehydrated grasses to his family of seven with none of his children having a serious illness or a decayed tooth!

In the 1940’s, Ann Wigmore started to popularize wheatgrass as a juice.  Ms Wigmore contributed the remission of her cancer to the daily usage of wheatgrass juice.  She started a study with Dr. Earp Thomas that identified 4700 varieties of grass in the world and concluded that all are good for human health.  With the assistance of her pets, she arrived at the conclusion that wheatgrass was the best and most nutritious of all varieties.  Ms Wigmore started an institute in Boston call The Hippocrates Health Institute whose mission was to teach people from around the world about the healing properties of wheatgrass.  The institute developed a raw living foods healing program that is practiced today by people around the world.  Ms Wigmore wrote 35 books telling about wheatgrass and living foods.  I highly recommend The Wheatgrass Book by Ann Wigmore.

Wheatgrass juice is a powerful cleanser. Depending on your tolerance, start with one ounce per day and work up to as much as two ounces twice per day.  It is suggested to take on an empty stomach and not eat anything for 20-30 minutes after taking.  Consume within 15 minutes of being prepared.

There is abundant research on wheatgrass juice and the health benefits.  I will leave you with this quote from Ann Wigmore.  “An analysis of blood samples drawn from two hundred Hippocrates quests before and after only two weeks of our program gave scientific support to our observations.  Performed at the Arthur Testing Labs, the study showed that within two weeks of following the Hippocrates live food diet and drinking wheatgrass juice, the blood is detoxified and the immune system strengthened.  These changes lead to more energy and an improved ability to combat and reverse illness”

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