How Much Wheatgrass Juice Do You Need?
First start with 1 ounce a day to see how your body will react to it. Then you can work your way up to taking more each day. If you jump in and take too much at once, you will get sick and never try it again.
The right way to use wheatgrass juice is in small amounts throughout the day on an empty stomach. It is best to start out the day thirty minutes before you eat, or 2 hours after you eat. Start with one ounce a day. Wheatgrass has a cleansing effect and may make you nauseous if you start with too much. Start slowly and work your way up. I personally cannot take wheatgrass on an empty stomach. I take wheatgrass 2 hours after I eat.
For best results drink the wheatgrass juice immediately after juicing it. Wheatgrass juice can be consumed up to 12 hours after juicing it. Of course the sooner you drink it, the more alive the enzymes.
According to Ann Wigmore, Wheatgrass juice can be used as a nutritional supplement or it can be used as part of a healing regime.
As a nutritional supplement, drink 2-4 oz. of wheatgrass juice a day or ever other day is sufficient. Unlike pills there is not an exact dose. It will depend on your body size, your health and your diet. My husband takes 3 oz. at a time I only take 1 oz.
Wheatgrass Nature’s Finest Medicine states you need 6-10 ounces of juice a day or the equivalent in powder or pills for therapeutic purposes.
If you have a health issue, then you will need to drink 1-2 oz. up to 3-4 times a day.
Any food or herb taken every day, week after week, will lose its effectiveness. Discontinue drinking wheatgrass juice 2 days a week and one week per month.
Wheatgrass Juice can be mixed with other fruit and vegetable juices. Do not mix with citrus. Citrus kills enzymes and enzymes are one of the most important parts of wheatgrass juice. Think about it. You put citrus juice on bananas and other fruit and vegetables to keep them from turning brown. Enzymes are what turn fruits and vegetables brown.
Pineapple juice is not citrus and is an excellent chaser or mixer with wheatgrass juice. Apple juice is a good mixer. Wheatgrass juice can also be mixed with water half and half.
As with any nutritional program results will not be immediate. Depending on your past diet, and the changes you now make in your diet will determine how long it takes to see results.
Feed back from our customers indicate 4 oz. a day as a supplement seems to give the best results. If you have a serious health condition then you will need 6-8 ounces a day. Our experience indicates that it takes a week of drinking wheatgrass to feel the energizing effects. The Wheatgrass Book by Ann Wigmore gives more specific directions and recipes for using Wheatgrass Juice as a food supplement or as a medicine.
Dr. Ann Wigmore pioneered the use of Wheatgrass after experiencing its miraculous healing of her own body. In 1958 she founded the Hippocrates Health Institute in Boston. Guest stay 2 weeks at the institute consuming and learning to grow Wheatgrass and live foods. The Wheatgrass Book was written by her explaining the benefits and use of Wheatgrass from her experiences witnessing the transformation of her guest.
Other Uses of Wheatgrass Juice according to The Wheatgrass Book by Ann Wigmore
Chew wheatgrass blades or the wheatgrass juice for sore throats and stale breath.
Chew wheatgrass and apply to sore teeth or gums to help reduce swelling and bleeding.
Rubbing wheatgrass juice into the gums on a regular basis will help remedy pyorrhea.
Wheatgrass juice can be finely strained and used as an eyewash to relieve eyestrain and itchiness.
Strained wheatgrass juice can be used in the ear to help relieve the pressure and discomfort of an earache.
Strained wheatgrass juice can be used in the nasal passages to help clear and open sinuses.
Wheatgrass juice can be used as a douche too help relieve cystitis, vaginal infections, odor and itching.
According to Ann Wigmore these symptoms may temporary get worse and then get better in a few minutes. If the reaction continues, discontinue use.
Applied to the skin, wheatgrass juice can relieve itching, soothe sunburns, heal cuts, scratches, burns, boils, sores, open ulcers, tumors, etc.
Apply wheatgrass juice or wheatgrass pulp to the affected area, cover with a bandage and wrap with plastic to keep moist. Re-apply ever 2-4 hours. Between re-applications, wash with castile soap and let breathe a few minutes.
What our Customers say about wheatgrass.
The Wheatgrass was a big hit here! One of our owners has been taking 1oz per day for 17 days. He feels completely energetic, his pain from rheumatoid arthritis is far less, his breathing has improved, his skin is less sensitive, and believe it or not- the gray has disappeared from his hair!!
Sharon at Harvest Foods
As you might remember I began using it several years ago mainly because I am not a big vegetable eater, and I felt it was a wise way to supplement the vitamins and minerals I was missing out on. I also used it heavily durig a 12 week period in which I was concentraing on transforming my body to a new lean, healthy state (i was about 30 lbs overweight and had enough). During this period I felt wheatgrass offered several benefits. One was agian vitamin and mineral supplementation. Two was as a bit of an appetite suppression as I adapted to my new eating regime (although I was eating six small, healthy meals a day, I still craved some of the bad foods (high carbohydrate) I had become accustomed to. Finally, being high in natural sugars itself, wheatgrass made an excellent energy booster during the day, I would often add it to proten shakes for a mid day meal. I felt my 12 week fitness program was a great success. so much so that I now assist others in achieving similiar results.
Jacques at www.leannewyou.com
Thnak you so much for your help. Also wanted to day the wheatgrass juice, and juicing in general really has helped while I was on chemotherapy. My energy level, and blood counts have been above average. Thnaks again,
Nutritional Content of Wheatgrass
The benefits of Wheatgrass juice include a high variety of concentrated Vitamins and Minerals, Amino acids, Chlorophyll, and living enzymes, is a natural source of Omega 3, and has alkaline effect on the body . Wheatgrass Juice is a vegetarian source of protein with no fat or cholesterol. Vitamins Wheat Grass Juice contains vitamins B, C, E, and carotene (Vitamin A).
Vitamin A is needed to prevent weak or brittle bones, night blindness, and dry skin.
Vitamin E is needed for good eyesight, normal growth and reproduction.
Vitamin B is the anti-stress vitamin. The more stress we are under the more of this vitamin is needed. Vitamin B helps the digestive system, the adrenal glands and is essential for normal brain and body formation.
Vitamin C is important for the health of the skin, teeth, gums, eyes, muscles and joints.
Vitamin E is an anti- oxidant, prevents muscle degeneration, sterility, slow healing of wounds and infections and helps the heart. The vitamin E in Wheatgrass Juice is 10 times more easily assimilated by the body that synthetic Vitamin E.
Mineral salts are basic to all organic life. The electrical currents of life transfer through organic minerals (minerals from plants). Organic minerals regulate the elimination and blood-building functions of the body. If you take inorgnic minerals (those available in pill form), you need 10-20 times more, risking an overload, upsetting your internal balance.
These minerals are not found in any one single source. That is why we go to great extremes and cost to add minerals to our Genesis Wheatgrass Soil. We have selected minerals from volcanoes from New Mexico, ancient sea beds from southeast Texas and Florida, kelp from the North Seas and earthworm casting. We would never grow Wheat Grass in only compost or peatmoss. We don't believe in the silver bullet concept that one additive will meet all the soil's needs. "if it's not in the soil, it's not in the grass". When someone tells me, they grow Wheatgrass in organic compost, my first thought is whose compost mine or yours, or John's or Sam's. All of these composts would have a different mineral content. Some minerals could have been leached out during the composting process. Some add peat moss which has virtually no nutrients. The U. S. Senate Document# 264 in 1936 showed that 12 growing seasons would deplete most nutrients form the soil. The top soil from your yard is not adequate. Wheatgrass grown in highly mineralized soil is a good source of calcium, trace minerals, iron, magnesium, potassium and sodium, selenium, and zinc. Calcium cannot be used properly, if other trace minerals are not present. Plants such as Wheatgrass Juice and other live foods, have the trace minerals present to make the calcium absorbed by the body. Even though spinach, beet greens, and chard have more calcium that Wheatgrass, the presence of oxalic acid binds the calcium making it unusable by the body.
Iron is need for the red blood formation. Inorganic iron can cause constipation. The iron in wheat grass juice has no side effects. Magnesium, potassium and calcium maintain the PH of the blood. Wheatgrass Juice has an abundance of these important minerals. Alkaline minerals must neutralize the acids from metabolism in order to maintain healthy bones and teeth and build our immunity against colds and other illnesses.
Sodium aids digestion, elimination and regulate the fluids in our cells. Normal blood contains five grams of sodium per pint. Americans eat too much sodium in shape of table salt. Wheatgrass Juice has a safe amount of sodium for even people on a low salt diet.
Highly mineralized Wheatgrass juice contains all known mineral elements including selenium and zinc.
A deficiency of just one amino acid can result in allergies, low energy, sluggish digestion, poor resistance to infection, and premature aging. Wheatgrass Juice contains 17 amino acids, lysine, isoleucine, tryptophane, phenylalanine, threonine valine, methionine, alanine, arginine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, glycine, histidine, proline, serine, and tyrosine.
MSM is a sulfur bearing molecule found in all living organisms destroyed in processed food. It helps our body use vitamins, helps to reduce allergies, helps detoxify the body and increase oxygen, and takes out inflammation.
Our habit of processing everything we eat not only destroys some of the vitamins but totally destroys 100% of the enzymes. Enzymes are also destroyed by drying. Enzymes found in Wheatgrass Juice help detoxify the pollutants inside us and help with digestion. The most important enzymes isolated from Wheatgrass juice are: Cytochrome oxidase, an antioxidant required for proper cell respiration Lipase, a fat splitting enzyme Protease, a protein digestant Amylase, which facilitates starch digestion Catalase, which catalyzes the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen in the blood and tissues. Transhydrogenase, an enzyme which aids in keeping the muscle tissue of the heart toned
Superoxide dismutase (SOD), clinical trials show that SOD can help protect us from cell damage due to super oxides, infections, aging, radiation, and poisoning from bad air, bad food, and drugs. Wheatgrass is a superior source of SOD.
Chlorophyll and Oxygen Wheatgrass Juice is 70% chlorophyll (the green part of the plant). Dr. G.H. Earp Thomas, scientific researcher, considers Wheatgrass chlorophyll "the richest nutritional liquid known to man." Chapter 3 of the Wheatgrass Book by Ann Wigmore, includes evidence of the blood cleansing and building abilities of chlorophyll, its effect on the circulatory system and oxygen supply, and its role detoxifying and regeneration of the liver.
Wheatgrass Alkaline, 7.0
Wheatgrass is a chlorophyll drink having an alkalizing effect on the body. Alkaline elements help remove acidic wastes from the body restoring the alkaline-acid balance for ultimate health and energy. Everything we eat, drink, do, feel, or imagine has either an alkaline or an acidic effect on our bodies. Too much acid leads to illness, pain, depression and lack of energy. Neither acid nor alkaline is the great destroyer of our bodies, but the imbalance of the two. Our bodies need acid to work properly. Our bodies produce acid as part of the living process. Eating, growing, and body functions produce metabolic waste (acid waste) exercise produces lactic waste (acid). Stress and emotional upsets produces acid waste. Breathing produces acid waste. Acid wastes that are not eliminated by the body are reabsorbed into liver. The toxins are then put back into the bloodstream and deposited back into the various organs, muscles, tissues etc. In Dr. Theodore A Baroody's book, Alkalize or Die, he states that in his opinion acid waste attack the joints, muscles, organs and glands creating minor and major physical illness. Joints: might develop arthritis Muscles: aching muscles, (Myofibrosis) Organs and Glands: illness Our blood must maintain a ph of 7.35-7.45 to be healthy. Outside of these numbers we will be sick or even die. God gave our bodies an alkaline reserve to maintain the alkalinity of our blood and rest of the body. Our organs, tissues, joints, muscles and glands need alkaline elements to neutralize the acid waste produced. The body will rob these alkaline elements from other parts of the body to maintain the ph of the blood when our reserves are low. We need to feed this reserve to keep it going and stay healthy. To sustain this alkaline reserve we need a diet that is 80% alkaline and 20% acid. If you have indulged in over acid foods, (junk foods, desert, fried foods, etc.), or have overworked your body, or under a lot of stress, you obviously would need more alkaline foods to offset the extra acid in your body. Dr. Baroody recommends a 100% alkaline diet for 2 days to neutralize this extra acid. I recommend Dr. Theodore A. Baroody.s book Alkalize or Die as an easy to understand book for additional information.
Omega-3 alpha linolenic fatty acid
Research by the top universities show that Omega-3 is essential for healthy brains, lowers the risk of heart disease, arthritis and cancer, fights wrinkles and block fat-cell formation. We need both Omega 3's and Omega 6's fatty acids in balance for correct blood flow and inflammation. Our American diet consists of too many Omega 6's which creates a deficiency of Omega 3's. Omega 3's promote blood flow and reduces inflammation while Omega 6's promote blood clotting and inflammation.
Omega 3 comes from the green leaves of plants, and from animals that eat green leaves of plants. Ocean fish are a good source of Omega 3 because of they eat phytoplankton and seaweed which are the green leaves of the ocean. Farmed fish are fed corn and soy, therefore are not a good source of Omega 3. Eggs from chickens that eat green leaves are a good source of Omega 3. Omega 6 comes from seeds and grains. Now that we are using vegetable oils, such as corn oil and soybean oil we are getting way too many Omega 6's. Chickens are now fed grains, which make their eggs and their meat have more of Omega 6 than Omega 3. Farm animals fed grains have more Omega 6 than Omega 3. Flaxseed oil, hemp oil, canola oil, and olive oil are good oils with Omega 3. Farm animals and fish do a better job of converting green leaves to Omega 3 than humans do. If you are a vegetarian or afraid of contaminated fish, wheatgrass and these other oils can supply you with Omega 3 , even though these sources may not be as potent. The author of the Queen of Fats, Susan Allport, believes that the Omega 3's are your spring fats for activity and mating and the Omega 6's are your storage fats for the winter time for hibernating. The following chart is the conclusion of her research:
Omega 3: Spring Fat Source: green leaves of plants, animals that eat green leaves of plants Function: speed up metabolism, prepares us for activity Concentrations found in the brain, eyes, heart, tails of sperm
Omega 6: Winter Fats Source: Seeds and grains, animals that eat seeds and grains Function: Fat storage for plants, Prepares animals for hibernation Concentrations found in the fat of plants and animals, adipose tissue (belly fat) of humans
Life Force: Unidentified Health Benefit
The life force in fresh wheatgrass juice cannot be identified or tested in a test tube. There is no name for it. Everyone will agree anything we eat fresh, just has that something that is better than anything processed or dried can provide. It is an Unidentified Health Benefit that provides vitality, stamina, and endurance.
There is an electrical charge you get from fresh living food that recharges your cells that dead food cannot do. Our cells are like batteries, when we are sick or tired, they are weak. They need that jump start that comes from fresh living food.
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All About Wheatgrass
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The Importance of Minerals
It has been recognized by many doctors and scientist that the basic problem of an adequate mineral supply to our bodies through the natural fruit and vegetable kingdom can only be solved by a standard mineralized soil covering the range of minerals required by the body. This balanced soil would produce bodies, or bodies free from malnutrition and disease. Animals need certain minerals to grow a thick healthy fur prior to winter, we need certain minerals for healthy fingernails and hair, specific minerals are needed for the different organs of the body, the muscles and bones. Researchers know we have to have certain minerals for our circulation, that the arteries ability to have contractility is maintained by certain minerals, that the softness of the tissue and placbility and strength of the muscles require certain minerals, then we know we have to improve the quality of our soil. "When we consider that obesity, high-blood pressure, goiter, and many other diseases can be avoided and overcome by mineral balance in the body, then it becomes a necessity that we start with the soil as the basis upon which we must the foundation for a good health." Dr. Bernard Jensen, World Keys to Health and Longlife. "The color and taste of fresh fooods reflect the mineral value of the soils used to grow them. When you drink fresh Wheatgrass juice one of the first things you notice is the sweetness." Ann Wigmore, The Wheatgrass Book