Wheatgrass Juice is the liquid extracted from the sprouts of hard red winter wheat harvested at the stage immediately prior to the appearance of the first true jointing of the plant stem as it grows from seed. Young wheat grass. There are no seeds at this stage so that anyone allergic to gluten can relax. Gluten is only found in the seeds. No seeds. No gluten.
Wheatgrass was used back in the days of the old Persian Empire (about 3,000 years ago) to “restore the blood ”of women who had just had a child. More recently, wheatgrass juice enjoyed a vogue as a health tonic in the 1940’s. Then the age of fast foods and convenience foods eclipsed such health tonics.
Then through the evangelism of Dr. Ann Wigmore and others, wheatgrass juice again became known as a valuable tonic or nutritional food.
While there are people who make extravagant claims for the juice, there is a solid body of evidence from reliable sources that the juice is well worth taking at the rate of one or two fluid ounces per day. We are not allowed to tell you what is does for you but you can Google it and read carefully.
A primary ingredient in the wheatgrass juice is the chlorophyll that gives the juice its distinctively green appearance. It not only possesses chlorophyll, but also amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes.
Wheatgrass is a complete protein in that it contains all amino acids.
Wheat is the only seed known to have the ability to take up 90 or more minerals during it’s life cycle --- which is in effect, close to all known minerals. This means that if grown with availability of nutrients, in the proper environment, wheatgrass will be very nutrient dense due to it’s incredible genetic design.
Enzymes are important for every function in the body. Digestive enzymes such as amylase and protease are found in wheatgrass juice. This is desirable since the body does not have to produce these in order to perform the digestive function of “processing” the wheatgrass juice. Wheatgrass, in it’s raw state is abundant in enzymes. Juice that has been pasteurised (heat treated) will have lost most or all of its enzymes. Juice that has been spray dried will also have been subjected to high temperatures.
These enzymes, protease and amylase help the body break down fats and proteins. Because most enzymes occurring naturally in food are killed off during processing or cooking, the body lacks the tools to breakdown those materials properly. This means that instead of digesting the food it is processed in the gut by fermentation with sugars. This leads to indigestion, bloating and constipation. Worst of all the body doesn’t get the food values it needs. Wheatgrass juice helps avoid such problems.
What's the point of spending your money and time shopping for food, bringing it home and preparing it if you don't get the food value from it. With the natural enzymes in wheatgrass juice your food will be better digested and you will get more value out of the food you have already paid for.
If food is properly digested and if you get all the goodness out of the food your body will feel more satisfied and you are less likely to have cravings for all those bad things. You may even lose weight.
AT VEGUS we are farmers and we make great juices but we are not doctors or scientists or nutritionists. We are not any kind of health care providers. If you need medical advice or require diagnosis or treatment we cannot give it to you. You must consult a qualified practitioner. (and while you’re there you can tell them all about our juices!)
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