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10-17-2006, 10:46 PM
I saw wheat grass in the farmer's market tonight and my kids asked me what it is for. I told them that some people juice it. Is that all it is used for? What are the benefits wheat grass??? What about sprouted wheat berries??? Thanks for your help.
10-17-2006, 10:52 PM
Most people I know, drink it, then throw it up.
sorry, I couldn't resist, it is so true.
I don't do wheatgrass because of this reason.
but you juice it and drink it
if you wish to keep it down, you can put in a Vita Mix, with 1/2 a lemon including peel and seeds, 1 cup water, and blend it all up, then straing through a nut milk bag, then drink, it will be diluted so you won't throw it up and the lemon takes away the bitterness, some people even add sweetener, but Victoria Boutenko taught me this, and I can drink it if I have to,
but I never have to. LOL
10-17-2006, 10:55 PM
I think I may pass on the wheat grass experience for now!!!
10-18-2006, 09:45 AM
RP! I couldn't help but laugh when I read your post.
I have never had a problem drinking wheatgrass. I LOVE the taste of it. It is a sweet green taste, kind of like how a freshly mowed lawn smells - that's how it tastes. And the benefits? Well, it is life itself! But I totally understand not all can stomach it. I love it. And am growing and juicing all the time now. :D It's not easy being green...*say the wheatgrass blades*
I'm with Veganforlife on this one -- I grow it, juice it, love it. For me it hits the spot far better than any green smoothie.
But you don't need very much of it -- just one 'shot' of the juice, which is one fluid ounce, and you can get this by juicing a couple of handfuls of it.
You need a juicer that can handle wheatgrass -- they can't all do this.
A mixture of a shot of wheagrass juice with apple juice and maybe a little carrot too is heavenly, in my opinion, and I've never thrown up after it once! Far from it.
10-18-2006, 11:28 AM
What's so great about wheatgrass?
I am sure there are many more!
40 Points about Wheatgrass and its Nutritional Values
1 Wheatgrass Juice is one of the best sources of living chlorophyll available.
2 Chlorophyll is the first product of light and, therefore, contains more light energy than any other element.
3 Wheatgrass juice is a crude chlorophyll and can be taken orally and as a colon implant without toxic side effects.
4 Chlorophyll is the basis of all plant life.
5 Wheatgrass is high in oxygen like all green plants that contain chlorophyll. The brain and all body tissues function at an optimal level in a highly-oxygenated environment.
6 Chlorophyll is anti-bacterial and can be used inside and outside the body as a healer.
7 Dr. Bernard Jensen says that it only takes minutes to digest wheatgrass juice and uses up very little body energy.
8 Science has proven that chlorophyll arrests growth and development of unfriendly bacteria.
9 Chlorophyll (wheatgrass) rebuilds the bloodstream. Studies of various animals have shown chlorophyll to be free of any toxic reaction. The red cell count was returned to normal within 4 to 5 days of the administration of chlorophyll, even in those animals which were known to be extremely anemic or low in red cell count.
10 Farmers in the Midwest who have sterile cows and bulls put them on wheatgrass to restore fertility. (The high magnesium content in chlorophyll builds enzymes that restore the sex hormones.)
11 Chlorophyll can be extracted from many plants, but wheatgrass is superior 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.
12 Wheatgrass has what is called the grass-juice factor, which has been shown to keep herbivorous animals alive indefinitely.
13 Dr. Ann Wigmore and institutes based on her teachings has been helping people get well from chronic disorders for 30 years using wheatgrass.
14 Liquid chlorophyll gets into the tissues, refines them and makes them over.
15 Wheatgrass Juice is a superior detoxification agent compared to carrot juice and other fruits and vegetables. Dr Earp-Thomas, associate of Ann Wigmore, says that 15 pounds of Wheatgrass is the equivalent of 350 pounds of carrot, lettuce, celery, and so forth.
16 Liquid chlorophyll washes drug deposits from the body.
17 Chlorophyll neutralizes toxins in the body.
18 Chlorophyll helps purify the liver.
19 Chlorophyll improves blood sugar problems.
20 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.21 Wheatgrass Juice cures acne and even help to remove scars after it has been ingested for seven to eight months. The diet must be improved at the same time.
22 Wheatgrass juice acts as a detergent in the body and is used as a body deodorant.
23 A small amount of wheatgrass juice in the human diet helps prevents tooth decay.
24 Wheatgrass juice held in the mouth for 5 minutes will help eliminate toothaches. It pulls poisons from the gums.
25 Gargle Wheatgrass Juice for a sore throat.
26 Drink Wheatgrass Juice for skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis.
27 Wheatgrass Juice keeps the hair from graying.
28 Pyorrhea of the mouth: lay pulp of wheatgrass soaked in juice on diseased area in mouth or chew wheatgrass, spitting out the pulp.
29 By taking Wheatgrass Juice, one may feel a difference in strength, endurance, health, and spirituality, and experience a sense of well-being.
30 Wheatgrass juice improves the digestion.
31 Wheatgrass juice is high in enzymes.
32 Wheatgrass juice is an excellent skin cleanser and can be absorbed through the skin for nutrition. Pour green juice over your body in a tub of warm water and soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water.
33 Wheatgrass implants (enemas) are great for healing and detoxifying the colon walls. The implants also heal and cleanse the internal organs. After an enema, wait 20 minutes, then implant 4 ounces of wheatgrass juice. Retain for 20 minutes.
34 Wheatgrass juice is great for constipation and keeping the bowels open. It is high in magnesium.
35 Dr. Birscher, a research scientist, called chlorophyll "concentrated sun power." He said, "chlorophyll increases the function of the heart, affects the vascular system, the intestines, the uterus, and the lungs."
36 According to Dr. Birscher, nature uses chlorophyll (wheatgrass) as a body cleanser, rebuilder, and neutralizer of toxins.
37 Wheatgrass juice can dissolve the scars that are formed in the lungs from breathing acid gasses. The effect of carbon monoxide is minimized since chlorophyll increases hemoglobin production.
38 Wheatgrass Juice reduces high blood pressure and enhances the capillaries.
39 Wheatgrass Juice can remove heavy metals from the body.
40 Wheatgrass juice is great for blood disorders of all kinds
(TO GET THE FULL BENEFIT OF CHLOROPHYLL IT MUST BE FROM A LIVING PLANT)
Medical References (http://www.wheatgrasskits.com/medicalreferences.htm)
10-18-2006, 01:36 PM
I feed it to my bunnies and admire it's bright color. But I no longer believe that humans were meant to consume it. It makes me nauseated every time and it tastes horrible to me. If something makes me sick I don't eat it. Simple. I think that we are meant to eat tender greens and shoots, but maybe not most grasses. Grasses are for other animals. I think we can get just as much, if not more chlorophyl from other green plants rather than wheatgrass. I do see the value of using it as a mouth rinse/tooth cleaner though.
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