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When you first drink wheatgrass juice you may be overly surprised by how incredible sweet wheatgrass juice is. Many people find the taste of wheatgrass almost too much to handle…
…it wouldn’t be the first time I saw someone plug there nose well choking down a shot of wheat grass. But I can say this when drinking wheat grass… people tend to either get to love the taste of wheatgrass (e.g. their bodies actually start to become alkaline and crave healthy all natural foods) — or they find a way around it.
The way around it? Wheatgrass Powder
Having been dried already you lose a vast majority of the ‘living food’ part of wheatgrass (amino acids, enzymes, etc.) but most people find this version of the health food much more palatable.
Another simple way to cut back the taste of wheatgrass is to cut it with another vegetable or fruit. Now adding fruit know your adding acid to the blend destroying a part of wheat grass’s alkaline nature. But I will say that 2 strawberry’s juiced in with your wheatgrass serving not only makes the wheatgrass juice drinkable.. it actually tastes really good!
As for me… I drink wheatgrass juice for one reason only: the Health Benefits
…and as such that leaves me with a straight shot of wheatgrass… no additives, no complaints. and to be perfectly honest. I have grown to love the taste of wheatgrass juice.
Do you remember your first wheatgrass experience? I would love to hear some wheatgrass tasting stories if you have any! I look forward to your comments..!
All the best in life,
- Aaron Cross
So your wheatgrass has grown 7 – 10inches and you’re ready to juice!
- Your Juicer (low speed augur juicer recommended)
- Large serrated knife
- Glass espresso cups
Earlier we spoke about how food immediately begins to decompose and degrade from the moment it is removed from its roots. Wheatgrass is no different. Massive changes in wheatgrass nutrient content have been mapped just 6 minutes after the grass was cut from its roots.
In order to get the most from your juice, take a few moments to set all your “work stations” up before you actually begin to cut the grass. Lay down a towel or newspaper (easy clean up). Place and plug in the juicer and get your cups. Set up your cutting station, etc.
After you juice a few flats it will be easy to stream line this whole process… turning the whole thing into a 5min task. This quick 5 minute task will infuse you with a veritable brew of water, oxygen, enzymes, protein, phyochemicals, cholorophyll, carotenoids, fatty acids, and trace minerals.
The juice rushes to revitalize all your cells. Electrically enhancing every cell it comes into contact with.
My friend you and I have stumbled on a truly great thing here…
…this amazing miracle Juice known as Wheatgrass.
Let’s get you consuming…
So with everything set up it’s really up to you here… if you don’t feel comfortable using the knife please use the scissors.
I know others who actually prefer scissors. Feel Free to invent any part of yourself in this process… whatever works for you!
Cutting the Grass
In your cutting station, you have your wheatgrass flat, plate, and knife and you’re ready to go:
With one hand grab juicer sized bunches of grass and with the other position your knife (scissors) at the base of the grass about ½ inch above the seeds and dirt.
Try to move quickly now – you have started the clock and the longer it takes to juice & consume, the less potent your juice will be.
Cut the grass as evenly as possible. If you’re trying to re-grow the flat leave a little more grass (cut higher) so the grass can bounce back.
Each little juicer sized bunch of wheatgrass I cut I try to neatly stack on my plate in order to easily grab and feed into the juicer (easier said than done).
Once you have cut your serving portion… I usually cut either:
It’s time to juice!
Without going too in depth here, I strongly believe that there is the Holy Grail of juicers… and then just everything else.
After having tried nearly a dozen juicers the Solo Star 2 single auger juicer gets my vote. The most juice, fastest cleanup and cost effective way to juicing/consuming wheatgrass!
High Speed Juicers
Simply said, High speed juicers are not for wheatgrass. Not only are the cutting blades of a high speed juicer less effective, they actually damage the nutrient!
A High Speed Juicer damages the plant cells (cuts and slices through the cell walls and membranes) speeding up the oxidization process… which leads to less nutrient content and damaged juice/plant cells that are not easily assimilated into the body.
If you’re just trying to get into wheatgrass the price of a good juicer might be holding you back…
Don’t let not having the best top of the line juicer stop you from cashing in on wheatgrass!
Even with all the downsides to juicing with a high speed juicer you will still see great benefits from using it! The first year I juiced Wheatgrass I only had a $27 High Speed Juicer that we got from the local supermarket.
It took forever to juice with. Clean up took awhile and it didn’t produce near as much juice as a flat should (processed grass was still wet)…
But it was worth it and if I had to do it all over again… I would juice with whatever I could get my hands on!
High Speed Juicing Tips
1. Go slow
2. Put the pulp/fiber back through the juicer 1 or 2 times
3. Rinse your grass to make it a little more wet (better flow)
Give examples of high speed juicers: jack louangs juice master
Hand Crank Juicers
If you’re feeling up to a little workout, perhaps you will enjoy being hands on with a manual hand cranking juicer. You can go metal or plastic here… I would spring for Stainless Steel if you can. It will be easier to clean and last much longer than the latter.
Low Speed Auger Juicers – Wheatgrass Juicers
Perfect for wheatgrass – Low speed auger juicers “press” the juice out of the grass. By squeezing chlorophyll out of the cell walls/fiber leaving the “cell membranes” still intact, we can be sure we are using the best method to transport the cocktail of nutrients wheatgrass provides us.
Low end: omega affiliate link/promo page
High end: Solo Star 2 affiliate link/promo page – the shibby cake
Now that the grass is cut and stacked, bring the plate of grass over to the juicer/ juicing station.
Tips for great juice:
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If you are juicing more than wheatgrass it is good to juice in little bits. High fiber -> Juicier Greens -> Fruit -> High Fiber -> etc.
I personally juice wheatgrass alone by itself. I juice for the benefit… to compromise any nutritional value of wheatgrass by adding an acidic fruit like strawberries, etc. for taste seems counterproductive to me.
However, I usually do a blend when first introducing wheatgrass to a newcomer.
Juicing/mixing 2 strawberries with 2 o.z. of Wheatgrass juice is a great way to take the “bite off” the taste of wheatgrass for those of us who are used to the taste of a toxic lifestyle…
Foods high in salt, sugar, and ingredients such as msg…
Once your body begins running more alkaline you will be surprised to feel cravings for leafy vegetables and wheatgrass juice!
Pineapple is also good to juice with since it is not an acidic fruit.
For the best wheatgrass recipes visit: http://wheatgrass101.com/recipes
Clean up is pretty straight forward and mainly depends on your juicer. If you are using a high speed juicer there is bound to be more “leftovers” than with an efficient juicer such as the Solo Star 2.
If you are someone who composts have a bag available to quickly toss the processed grass into so you can bring it out to the compost barrel/pile. If you juiced the full flat and have no interest/space to try and regrow the flat, you should send the remaning dirt/rootball to the composter as well.
To learn easy steps for composting and how it boosts the nutrient content of your grass while saving you a ton of money: http://www.wheatgrass101.com/composter Click Here!
Most all juicers today have been made dish washer safe so this is a cleanup option for you. I personally juice multiple times a day so this isn’t really ideal for me.
Hot water and dish soap works very well and is what I use. I strongly suggest however you clean your juicer and “work area” immediately. Chlorophyll although water soluble tends to be hard like spaghetti sauce to get off if you let it dry and cake on. Take a quick minute after consuming your wheatgrass shot and clean everything right then and there.
It will make your life a lot easier! Not to mention it’s nice to walk onto a “clean and ready to setup project” the next time you juice.
Again it’s all about taking these little steps to make growing/juicing and consuming wheatgrass just a little more easy and little less time consuming!
Watering & Nutrients
Water your wheatgrass every day. Claims have been made that missing a watering day with wheatgrass is similar to aging the human body over a decade. Lack of water has negative effects on the nutrients and overall health of the plant cells.
Watering is usually one of the first things I do in the morning. Juice, plant a flat, water all my flats, go on about my day.
Checking your flat in the evening is always a good idea. Stick a finger in the corner of the flat and see if you pull back water (visibly wet finger). If not your flat could use a spritz.
I wish I could tell you the exact water usage for your flat but it’s going to be different for everyone. If you live in Arizona I would expect you to water much more often than those who live in New York.
I can tell you that in Upstate NY in my office where I grow my wheatgrass I use approximately 30oz of water a day to feed 7 flats of wheatgrass — One for everyday of the week!
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If you do live somewhere needing 2 or more waterings per day try to make the finally watering before the sun goes down when the grass is still “awake”. Bathing wheatgrass at night when the grass has no sun to grow is only going to lead to a mold problem.
Nutrients / Fertilizers / Mineral complexes
Wheatgrass101.com just did a case study to determine whether or not a flat of seeds will grow without any soil… no medium at all, and no fertilizer.
So with a flat, wheatgrass seeds, and basically tap water… We proved how indestructibly hearty wheatgrass truly is! The results were only describable by picture.
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Even with those results. I still believe adding nutrient is absolutely necessary.
We believe a large benefit of wheatgrass is coming from the soil.
Wheatgrass is known for its extraordinary ability to leech minerals out of the soil better than any other plant on earth!
Well… I don’t have that kind of evidence…J but I can say:
Wheatgrass has been found to have over 100 elements needed by man. If grown in organic soil, it absorbs 92 of the known 102 minerals from the soil.
There are some in our community who proclaim harvesting wheatgrass so young is the reason not to bother adding minerals and fertilizers to the soil. “It doesn’t grow a tap root to absorb “nutrients” they say…
I’m not buying it. And I have documented evidence to the power of enhancing your soil with nutrients and minerals like Azomite powder, Kelp, Sea Salts, and other Fertilizers.
Good soil produces dark, healthy, fat tipped, Juicy Grass that simply cannot be replicated with “stock” soil…
There are a few different ways to go here:
Shhhh!!! “Don’t tell anyone..!”
Yes that’s right my friend… Poopy… ha!
If you look anywhere on wheatgrass you’re going to find people promoting “Animal Free” fertilizer for your grass. In a big way! Honestly I can understand their claim…
I have seen people harvest a flat of wheatgrass millimeters above the “seed bed” (seeds & soil). They do this to try to get every piece of nutrition they can. Even near the root (the white part), grass has significant nutritional value. This section of the grass is also prized to be the tender part when chewing.
Harvesting this close to the soil could result in manure (animal fertilizer) contaminating the knife from cutting to deep or possibly just be on the base of the grass from watering…
Like other foods I tend to rinse my grass before I juice so I don’t really have these worries. I also like to try to re-grow the flat I’m harvesting(unless there’s mold) so I cut the grass 1inch or more above the soil line to give the grass a fighting chance to squeeze out another harvest for me.
(As I write this I have 6 Flats of wheatgrass with organic bat guano fertilizer in a stand growing less than 4 ft from me…)
Each to one’s own I say!
But if you’re feeling froggy, give animal a try. It may just be the Boost you’re looking for.
*Note I would never use ANY kind of chemical fertilizer… because I’m a health nut… but animals ok. Just wanted to straighten that out! J
Non Animal Fertilizers
Kelp: Seaweed Plant Food is an organic storehouse of over 60 naturally occurring major and minor nutrients and amino acids. It’s growth promoting substances (Auxims, Cytokinins, Gibberellins) enhance plant development, color and vigor. Seaweed has also been found to increase plant hardiness and resistance to adverse environmental conditions, such as early frost, extreme heat and lack of moisture. Used as a seed inoculant, seaweed fertilizer increases and accelerates germination, and enhances the rapid development of a healthy root system. Seaweed is an excellent addition to any fertilization program
Azomite Powder: AZOMITE® is a mined natural mineral product. For over sixty years livestock and crop producers have utilized this unique material from central Utah to improve livestock and plant growth. Assays reveal that the material contains a broad spectrum of over 70 metabolically active minerals and trace elements.
Asomite is a hard rock formation formed from the dust of a volcano that exploded, much like when Mount St. Helens did in 1980…
If you’re like me and it’s your intention to replace multi-vitamins with wheatgrass… adding Azomite powder to your soil is a great way to boost the mineral content of your juice.
A little heavy when it comes to shipping but a little bit of this stuff goes a long way!
Planting Your Flat
After rinsing your seeds in the mason jar one last time dump and spread your seeds out on to your prepared flat. Using your hand spread the seeds side to side, end to end…
*Note: Unlike most seeds and how they are planted under the soil. Wheatgrass seeds are planted on top of the soil.
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The Ideal position for each one of these seeds is side by side ”shoulder to shoulder” above the soil. You want to avoid stacking the seeds on top of each other… which is honestly next to impossible. Simply do your best to shoulder to shoulder the seeds and move on to watering the flat.
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Since we have already watered the flat when preparing the soil, make sure not to go overboard on your watering here… at this stage it is easier to add water then remove it. You want to make the soil damp and aerated, not soaked. If you can see standing water in the soil you have gone too far.
I tend to just use the spray bottle when the grass is still in the infant stages. This allows me to keep everything nice and moist but also keeps me in check on the amount of water I put into a flat… If your forearms burning from squeezing the spray bottle trigger you have probably watered enough!
Xxx watering w a wheatgrass 101 spray bottle
Now just put your flat on your wheatgrass stand (highly recommended, having a wheatgrass stand/area really makes wheatgrass a reality) in front of a window and allow me to Congratulate you on becoming a wheatgrass grower!
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For the first 24hrs I use another flat and flip it upside down on top of the newly planted flat. This acts as a dark environment simulating nature and also creates a nice moist incubative environment for the seeds to sprout in.
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As soon as the seeds have rooted and begun shooting up (grass shoots about ½ inch tall) I remove the “incubator hood” (the top flat) to provide fresh circulation to the newly sprouted wheatgrass.
*Note putting a hood (flat) over your fresh planted flat is a double edged sword. There is great benefit in the moist air it will create but this moist air also leads to mold. This is the reason the hood is only recommended for the first 24hrs.
Preparing Your Medium
Now this is really up to you. As with most plants you can grow in many different mediums. Soil, Coco, Capillary mats, etc. Wheatgrass will even grow without any soil/medium at all.
However, were going to stick to soil in this guide. I’m not discrediting the other mediums; in fact I use all of them. I simply feel that soil is a great way to get used to growing wheatgrass.
Prepping your flat:
The first thing we need to do is make sure that our flat has drain holes either built in or cut in by you…
If you have to make the holes yourself this is a pain, but know that you will only do this once and simply reuse this flat over and over.
Your 10×21 seedling flat should look like the one below:
If your flat has fewer holes than the picture above you may consider cutting more. You do not want any standing water in your flat. Your efforts will be lost to mold. Take a moment to do this right the first time and you will be rewarded forever.
*Cutting holes in the flat: Be careful/Take your time. You can do this with a pair of scissors or a knife. I just had to do this with about a dozen flats the other day… I used a knife to poke down into the flat then turned the knife to the left then to the right a little bit to pry open a little slot. Not so large that soil will pass through but water will easily. Have a look at the picture above again.
Prepping Your Soil
If you have purchased a wheatgrass kit from wheatgrass101.com you can skip this step and move on to spreading your soil.
I’m going to go over the ratio we use for wheatgrass growing. As with everything “wheatgrass”, it is very simple: 50% Canadian Sphagnum 50% Organic Non Animal Topsoil
Feel free to try your own mix here… if you have a composter I would suggest adding that. I also want to note that I personally am not against Animal fertilizers.
You will see in our wheatgrass community that a lot of people are concerned with using animal meuneors and stick only to Kelp and other mineral fertilizers… I say each to ones own. At this very moment I have a whole rack of wheatgrass (6 flats) growing with bat guano organic fertilizer standing 3 feet from me. I like to try it all, which is really the reason I’m talking to you today… I like to record my results! J
The easiest way to mix soil… is either outside on the ground or on a work bench. I use Concrete mixing trays I purchased from Lowes or Home Depot. Using a quart sized Measuring cup I quickly divvy up the amount of soil I need. A quart scoop of sphagmum and a quart scoop of top soil mixed is more than enough to do 1 flat of wheatgrass. Do your best to break the soil up with your hands(feel free to wear gloves) so there are no clumps. You want the soil as loose as possible making it easier for the roots to grow.
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Spreading the Soil
Make sure the soil is broken up into a fine powder. Spread 1 ½ quarts of soil into the flat. Make sure the soil is spread evenly and is as level as possible.
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Watering the flat, if you’re using a diluted organic fertilizer it is fine to use it right from the start. The wheatgrass seed is incredibly hearty.
Add moisture to the soil before placing the seeds… I personally like to use a spray bottle. This way the soil isn’t disturbed by dumping water coming from a watering pot.
You may want to take an empty flat (without drain holes) and put it on the bottom of your prepared flat. No need to make a mess while watering, just note that this flat should come off soon as to not leave standing water in your growing flat.
You want the soil moist but not soaking. We have to water once more after spreading the seeds and it’s not beneficial to over water at this stage. After growing a few flats you will learn exactly what the grass needs.
Once you have all the materials you need to grow your first flat it’s time to soak your wheatgrass seeds.
A Mason jar really is ideal for this task… it makes the entire soak/rinse process a breeze and really that’s what it all comes down to…
1. Go ahead and rinse out the Mason Jar (1 Quart Jar)
2. Fill the Mason jar ½ way with “good drinking water”, room temperature
3. Measure out 1 ¼ cups wheatgrass seeds(berries)
4. Pour seeds into the mason jar
5. Fill the mason jar with water to the top and remove Floaters
6. I like to cover the top of the jar at this point with my hand (use original jar cover if your hands are too small to keep the seeds from leaking out) and tip the jar upside down, right side up, upside down, etc.
This process makes sure the bottom seeds are getting wet while stirring up the “floating debris”.
You may see that there are parts of the mature wheat plant in with your seeds or damaged seeds that won’t submerge. I steadily pore these out of the jar… you will see this is easily done when you have the project in your hands.
These “floaters” will absorb water and lay on the seed bed with no purpose other than to create mold. Remove as much as you can but don’t overly concern yourself here.
7. After removing debris, fill your jar with water to the top and set aside at room temperature for 8-12 hours.
After your soak cycle is complete (8-12hrs): It’s time to rinse the seeds.
A Nutmilk/nylon mesh Bag is really going to come in handy. Just slip that over the mouth of the jar and drain out the water making sure to hold it tight on the jar so the seeds don’t slip out.
Once the original water has been drained from the jar/seeds it’s time to rinse. I usually do 4 cycles here: Fill the jar with water, cover/seal the opening with my hand, shake the jar upside down making sure fresh water reaches the seeds on the bottom, then drain with the nutmilk bag and repeat 3 more times. On the final rinse get as much water out of the jar as possible. Cover the jar opening with moist paper towel and set aside.
Depending on your Wheat berries (wheatgrass seeds), you should continue this for 1 – 4 more times… wait 8-12 hours and rinse again, wait 8-12 hours and rinse again.
If you are using seeds purchased from wheatgrass101.com you can expect to rinse twice after your initial soak.
Soak seeds for 8-12 hours
Wait 8 – 12 hours
Plant and or wait 8 – 12 hours and then Plant
So what are we doing here? We are boosting the germination cycle of the seeds by soaking them in the water for 8-12 hours… while keeping the water/oxygen fresh for the seeds to thrive in by rinsing.
How do you know when it’s time to stop rinsing and plant? You want your wheatgrass seeds to look like the image below.
Do you see how the tail is just barely popping out of the seed this is ideal. If you let the seed germinate too far it will fight itself for rooting when planted and the flat will produce much less grass/juice because of it. We have tested this thoroughly and the length of the germination is a very big part of the quality of your flat.
Know that right now… at this step… you have grown wheatgrass!
You could take those seeds out of the jar and drop them on your kitchen floor and in a week they will have shot a 7 inch piece of grass out without you ever doing anything to it again… This is how Amazing Wheatgrass is!
So let’s Get Started!
Here’s a quick shopping list: To grow 1 flat of wheatgrass you will need
Do your best to acquire all the things on this shopping list. These items will make growing wheatgrass much easier and more enjoyable.
If you’re a person who finds it hard to find time during the day: Like me, using these “shortcuts and tools” may be the only way to stay consistent with wheatgrass…
I suggest removing as many barriers as possible. I think to truly acquire the health benefits from wheatgrass you have to incorporate it into your life style. I have come to enjoy waking up and juicing a glass of wheatgrass to start the day.
After consuming my “life source” I like to plant a new flat and soak some seeds while I clean up from juicing. It’s become my little Zen ritual in the morning and I highly recommend it!
I guess what I’m saying is: If you’re going to try wheatgrass, Jump in with both feet! Set aside 15mins a day… 10mins… 5 mins… something… just for wheatgrass.
I see a single mom juggling grocery bags while trying to hurry off to get the kids from soccer practice…
A man just getting home from a hard day’s work… thinking about a beer and the game… I can’t tell you how many flats of grass I have killed from lack of watering… let go to mold… neglect… and I’m the one teaching this stuff!!! You only have to water Once or Twice a day! I’m the laziest of us all! Lol
It wasn’t until I turned wheatgrass into a lifestyle was I actually able to “find the time”… and my friend I feel great. I will never be without wheatgrass for another day in my life. I feel that strongly about it.
If there is something holding you back from growing and juicing wheatgrass I implore you, work it out. It’s worth it!
Okay! Okay! I’m done monologging… Let’s Grow This Thing!
From my experience it’s always great to hear about the amazing benefits of doing something before jumping in with both feet. I.. like most people, want to know what I’m getting myself into.
Perhaps you have done quite a bit of research which is the reason you have found this guide or maybe your still not sold on the whole “Wheatgrass Thing”..?
Right now I would like to briefly go over the Benefits of Wheatgrass and perhaps I can convince you through a bit of fun info WHY you should spend 5 mins a day on wheatgrass!
Some have claimed fame to the holy grail through wheatgrass… the fountain of youth is here, others proclaim. But why? What is it that makes wheatgrass so good for you?
When I first introduce someone to wheatgrass the first thing I like to point out is. Growing and Juicing Wheatgrass is eating “Living Food”.
Think about that for a moment…
How often, be true to yourself… How often do you eat ANYTHING that is alive? Food that doesn’t come in a box, can, plastic package, syran wrapped for freshness..?
Amino acids, enzymes, nutrients all cooked out of our foods with microwaves and high heat cooking applications.
When you think about it… even a salad: produce at your local Hannaford, publix, kmart, natural food shops… is all Dead and or Dying food.
Vegetables, fruits, meats, and all other foods expire. This means they ALL begin to decompose from the very moment you Harvest them.
Did you know that Lettuce loses 60% of its Vitamin C content within 20mins from the time you cut it from the ground?
When you think about it like this… I know it’s a laymen’s terms example and explanation. But when you put it into perspective…
…I think it’s truly powerful to see that some people out there have not eaten a living food in years, decades… multiple decades!!!
No wonder why America is the world leader in obesity… why people are malnourished, why cancer and other cell stress induced dieses are running ramped all around the world.
We have lost touch with Nature!
And in essence have lost touch with the real living foods (vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, etc.) that our bodies were designed for!
Our bodies are living in a state of constant internal turmoil
… and I’m happy to say my friend. You Are On The Right Path To Turn That All Around!
Living breathing Wheatgrass contains: More than one hundred food elements, including every identified mineral and trace mineral and every vitamin in the B-complex family. It has one of the highest pro-vitamin A contents of any food, and is rich in vitamins C, E, and K.
Wheatgrass juice is 25% protein, a higher percentage than in meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, or beans. In addition, it has high amounts of an antifungal, antimycotoxic substance called laetrile. (ph Balance)
The real Giant here in Wheatgrass however is chlorophyll…
Chlorophyll is a chemical unlike anything seen elsewhere
Cures: The Food and Drug Administration state only a Drug can cure a disease… so I must generalize and say: . Green Plant cells remain the only cell able to instantly capture, process, and transform the suns light energy into absorbable energy.
This of course is the process of photosynthesis. Wheatgrass being comprised of 70% Chlorophyll… you might as well be juicing liquid sunshine.
In the American Journal of Surgery (1940), Benjamin Gruskin, M.D. recommends chlorophyll for its antiseptic benefits.
The article suggests the following clinical uses for chlorophyll: to clear up foul smelling odors, neutralize Strep infections, heal wounds, hasten skin grafting, cure chronic sinusitis, overcome chronic inner-ear inflammation and infection, reduce varicose veins and heal leg ulcers, eliminate impetigo and other scabby eruptions, heal rectal sores, successfully treat inflammation of the uterine cervix, get rid of parasitic vaginal infections, reduce typhoid fever, and cure advanced pyorrhea in many cases.
Wheatgrass Juice helps acne and even helps to remove scars after it has been ingested for seven to eight months.
Liquid chlorophyll washes drug deposits from the body, getting into the tissues, refining them and making them over: Neutralizing toxins in the body.
Chlorophyll helps purify the liver, Improves blood sugar problems and acts as a detergent in the body and is used as a body deodorant.
A small amount of wheatgrass juice in the human diet helps prevents tooth decay. Not to mention the general health benefits: More energy, enhanced mood, thinking and reasoning, etc.
The List of Health Benefits is literally thousands of pages long…
Wheatgrass Food Facts:
• Calories 13
• Calories from fat 0
• Cholesterol 0
• Carbohydrates 1.6 g
• Protein 860 mg
• Dietary Fiber 1 g
• Chlorophyll 18.5 mg
• Biotin 4 mcg
• Choline 5 mg
• Lutein 1 mg
• Lycopene 29 mcg
• Vitamin A (beta carotene)1668 IU
• Vitamin B1
• Vitamin B (Thiamine)11 mcg 2
• Vitamin B (Riboflavin)260 mcg 3
• Vitamin B (Niacin)252 mcg 5 (Pantothenic Acid)36 mcg
• Vitamin B6
• Vitamin B (Pyridoxine) 39 mcg 8
• Vitamin B (Folic Acid)21 mcg 12
• Vitamin C 7.5 mg (Cobalamin) .05 mcg
• Vitamin E 320 mcg
• Vitamin K 35 mcg
• Zeaxanthin 279 mcg
• Calcium 15 mg
• Cobalt 1.7 mcg
• Copper 17 mcg
• Iodine 8 mcg
• Iron 870 mcg
• Magnesium 3.9 mg
• Manganese 240 mcg
• Phosphorus 14 mg
• Potassium 137 mg
• Selenium 3.5 mcg
• Sodium 1 mg
• Sulfur 10.5 mg
• Zinc 62 mcg
Amino Acid Profile:
1. Alanine 69 mg
2. Arginine 66 mg
3. Aspartic Acid 50 mg
4. Cystine 11 mg
5. Glutamic Acid 76 mg
6. Glycine 49 mg
7. Histidine 18 mg
8. Isoleucine 35 mg
9. Leucine 72 mg
10.Lysine 38 mg
11.Methionine 18 mg
12.Phenylalanine 36 mg
13.Proline 46 mg
14.Serine 31 mg
15.Threonine 42 mg
16.Trytophan 6 mg
17.Tyrosine 33 mg
18.Valine 48 mg