Great Reasons To Add Wheatgrass To Your Juicing Recipes
Wheatgrass juice is quickly gaining in popularity as a nutritious addition to green juices and smoothies that can provide a wide variety of health benefits. Wheatgrass is the young grass of the wheat plant that is harvested early when nutrients and mineral content are at its peak. Wheatgrass juice is often called Liquid Sunshine because of its very high content of chlorophyll, the green pigment that allows the plant to harnesses the sun’s energy. Juicing fresh wheatgrass is the best way to get all of the nutritional benefits of the juice, but for convenience, you can also buy wheatgrass commercially in a powder form. Here are some of the best reasons to add wheatgrass to your juicing recipes.
Wheatgrass is a nutritionally complete food, which can sustain the growth and development of humans. Nutritionally, 1 ounce of juice equals 2 pounds of produce. Wheatgrass contains a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals as well as dozens of trace elements and enzymes. When grown in organic soil, it absorbs 92 of the known 115 minerals from the soil. It is extremely rich in protein, and contains 17 amino acids, the building blocks of protein.
Wheatgrass juice contains up to 70% chlorophyll, which is an important blood builder. Chlorophyll contains enzymes and super- oxide dismutase, a copper-containing protein found in mature red blood cells. It also increases hemoglobin production by a significant amount with regular consumption. Chlorophyll is antibacterial, arrests growth and development of unfriendly bacteria, allowing the body to repair itself more quickly. It also decomposes superoxide radicals in the body, helping to slow down the aging process.
Here are some great recipes containing wheatgrass that you can try.
Green Oranges Juice Recipe
3 oranges – juiced
1 tbs grated ginger
30 mls wheatgrass juice
Juice oranges in juicer. Stir in grated ginger and wheatgrass juice. Serve with mint
Cleanser Special Juice Recipe
2 celery sticks
Small handful of parsley and/or mint
30mls wheatgrass juice
Process first five ingredients through juicer. Mix in wheatgrass juice. Consume immediately for best results.