Grass is the most fundamental form of vegetation on the planet – wherever there is sun, water, and earth there is grass. OK, so what’s my point? Think about this for a moment – 90 percent of grass weight is its roots. This enables grass to endure drought, extreme cold and even fire. Compare the resilience of grass after a frost to the vegetables in your garden. Can this fortitude be an indication of its nutritional powers?
Get this: 15 pounds of wheat grass is equal in overall nutritional value to 350 pounds of ordinary garden vegetables. Don’t get me wrong, you still need your veggies for various other reasons, but if you are looking to perfect your nutrition, grass (more specifically organically grown wheat grass) is an essential addition. Wheat grass is the superior grass because it 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. Here are just a few examples of what one of my favorite dietary essentials can do.
With its extremely high chlorophyll content, wheat grass is anti-bacterial in nature, which can be used inside and outside the body for various bacterial issues. This chlorophyll rebuilds the bloodstream as well, and has been shown in several studies to restore fertility. Liquid chlorophyll has the ability to get deep into the tissues, refine them and start to rebuild them.
Wheat grass juice is a perfect detoxification agent. It binds to toxins, neutralizes them and eliminates them from the body. Throughout this detox process it helps to purify the liver and improve blood sugar issues. As stated in the “American Journal of Surgery,” Dr. Gruskin suggests using chlorophyll from wheat grass clinically to “clear up foul smelling odors, neutralize Strep infections and soothe sore throats, 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 cervix, get rid of parasitic infections, and reduce fever”.
Wheat grass juice helps to cure acne and even helps to remove the scars after it has been ingested for seven to eight months (of course your diet must be improved at the same time). It helps to prevent tooth decay as well, and can eliminate tooth and gum pains if held in the mouth for 5 minutes (by pulling toxins from gum tissues). It works wonders for constipation and restoring gut fl ora in general. It can even help to reduce high blood pressure. And these are just a few examples!
As an aside, if you have a wheat allergy or sensitivity, you don’t have to worry about ingesting wheat grass. Your sensitivity comes from the gluten portion of wheat, or the protein part. This part comes from the grain that wheat grass produces, not the grass itself.
So if wheat grass is so helpful in so many different areas, why aren’t more people aware of it? Since it takes around 400 million dollars for the FDA to evaluate and approve functional foods such as wheat grass, it is unlikely that it will happen soon. Once again it is up to YOU to do your own research and decide what is right for you and your family. Wheat grass is not a magic potion, but when it is used as a total health revitalization program, it is a powerful botanical ‘medicine’ that enhances and maximizes your full healing potential.
Once you begin to ingest a high-quality wheat grass juice, you are sure to feel increased strength, energy, vitality and health. The best way to get your wheat grass is to get the seeds and organically grow it yourself. This way you are able to juice it and ingest it all within 30 minutes for prime chlorophyll consumption. Although it is the best way, it is time-consuming and not for everyone. Personally, I am lucky my husband has a passion for growing it: most of the time. When he’s not growing, my favorite choice for a greens blend is Dynamic Greens Powder. Talk to your natural health care provider in order to find the best choice for you.