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The Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice

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Wheatgrass Juice

Wheat grass is a natural, living, dark leafy green vegetable and has certainly become the number one health food supplement in the U.S.  Wheatgrass contains amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and chlorophyll, all the things your body needs for optimal health.  Wheatgrass juice provides an abundance of energy while cleaning harmful substances from your body.  Unfortunately, most of the foods we eat today contain a number of unhealthy substances and this build up of unhealthy elements is not limited to our food.  Every day, with every breath we take and every glass of water we drink, we are taking in toxins which are harmful to our body.  Wheatgrass juice will help remove this toxic build-up and leave you feeling great.

There are numerous nutritional experts and health care professionals who are convinced that wheatgrass is absolutely “the perfect food.”  This powerful wheatgrass juice contains a wealth of natural nourishment, providing your entire body with optimum health and strength.  Wheatgrass juice offers an incredible energy source, as well as high quality vitamins, minerals, protein and enzymes which are ideal for young and old alike.

Wheatgrass juice is simply the fresh juice that is extracted from the young wheat plant.  In their early stages, all grains are grasses, such as barley, oats, rye and wheat, and of course, the grass of the young wheat plant is called wheatgrass.  After growing for approximately seven days, the grass reaches its optimum level of nutritional value.  It is at this point that the green leafy vegetable is harvested and the wheatgrass juice is squeezed or extracted.

Some of the great benefits of drinking wheatgrass juice include:

  • Provides increased energy and stamina
  • Reduces cravings for addictive substances; this includes sugar
  • Helps relieve pain
  • Inhibits the growth of many disease causing bacteria
  • Protects the body against carcinogenic chemicals and other toxins
  • Stabilizes blood sugar
  • Provides an anti-aging effect
  • Helps to heal wounds, sores, infections and rashes
  • Freshens the breath


Many advocates claim that fresh wheatgrass juice contains all of the essential nutrients necessary for sustaining life.  It is easily assimilated by the body and requires minimal digestive activity because all of the proteins, vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients occur in their most basic forms and is naturally balanced in just the right proportions for maximum nutritional benefit.

Wheatgrass juice:


  • Contains as much vitamin C as most citrus fruits
  • Has as much Vitamin A as carrots and dark green vegetables
  • Provides a good source of the B-vitamins (as well as laetrile)
  • Contains every mineral found naturally in healthy soil, in excess of 100, including:  –Iron, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium and Sodium
  • It also includes a large array of trace minerals, like:  — Zinc and Selenium
  • Contains all 8 essential amino acids, which are commonly referred to as “the building blocks of proteins”
  • Is extremely high in enzymes which are only found in living foods
  • Contains glucose which is a simple sugar which gives a sweet taste to the juice
  • Is composed of approximately 70% fresh chlorophyll—often considered condensed sun energy.  This chlorophyll is purported to be the world’s greatest and most effective protector and healer for the body.


The most common way to obtain the benefits of wheat grass is by simply drinking the wheatgrass juice.  A wheatgrass juicer is used to extract the juice from the wheat grass, leaving the pulp behind.  It is important that the juice extractor used is capable of handling the specific requirements needed to juice the leafy greens of wheat grass. Individuals will have varying needs and preferences as to the amounts they should drink; however, the average person will typically drink 1 to 2 ounces each day.  Some people who wish to use wheatgrass juice as a therapeutic remedy will drink 4 to 6 ounces per day.  Most people consider 2 ounces, three times per day, on an empty stomach, to be the best way to benefit from wheatgrass juice.  When you first start drinking wheatgrass juice, it is wise to start with a small ½ ounce serving, and work your way up from there.