There are many benefits of wheatgrass juice as it can help to cure or prevent just about all diseases. It is used to help with a wide variety of common ailments from the common cold to serious diseases including cancer and diabetes. There may not be enough evidence to back up those claims from a scientific stand-point; however, individuals who use wheatgrass juice regularly will swear by it. I myself have had the privilege to experience the wonders it can do for the body.
Just one ounce of fresh wheatgrass juice on a daily basis, or even just a few times a week will provide notable results. Taking two shots a day will yield even greater results. Please note that wheatgrass juice is very powerful and it can take a while before the body is able to tolerate it. Therefore, it is important that one start off with half a shot and work up to two shots daily as the body cleanses and develops a higher tolerance. Otherwise the detox symptoms might be too severe.
Wheatgrass can be used to help prevent and even cure the body from many common ailments and even serious diseases.
Fresh wheatgrass juice benefits the whole body. It not only targets a few areas, but it actually targets the whole body from top to bottom as it cleanses and nourishes the body at the cellular level. These benefits are primarily due to the chlorophyll, vitamins and minerals that it contains.
The Benefits of Wheatgrass
As already mentioned, wheatgrass can help to prevent and heal the body from just about all types of diseases. But to break it down, here is a short list of some of the specifics that it can do for the body.
Eliminates Toxins. Many studies are coming out showing that toxins are the number one cause of all diseases including both physical and mental. Wheatgrass helps to remove these toxins before they can harm the body.
This powerful cleansing agent is known as chlorophyll and it goes to work immediately upon entering the body. It cleanses the body at a deep cellular level. Wheatgrass also cleanses the blood and helps to build red blood cells. Thus, taking wheatgrass daily will help to increase the functions of the body’s organs including the heart, kidneys and liver. It basically cleanses them, restores nutrients and helps to prolong their lifespan.
Wheatgrass is also anti-fungal and anti-viral. It helps to remove parasites, candida and yeast infections from the body.
Another type of toxin that it removes is heavy metals. Heavy metals can numb the brain making it not only difficult for an individual to think clear, but they also put the individual at a high risk for developing Alzheimer’s and other mental health problems.
Helps with Weight Loss. Toxins are the primary cause of excess weight, and if present, they can make it next to impossible for the body to lose weight. wheatgrass not only goes to work at removing those toxins, but it also acts as a natural appetite suppressant. Weightloss is never easy, but these two qualities of wheatgrass can help to achieve greater results, quicker and easier.
Food cravings and overeating are often looked at as a lack of self-control. But the truth is that cravings are the result of malnutrition. When proper nutrients are supplied to the body those cravings begin to disappear. Wheatgrass helps to restore those nutritional imbalances. This is not to say that one should not exercise self control, but that once the nutrients are restored it will become a mind over matter. Whereas when the body is sick and malnourished, it is next to impossible to function unless it is fed with whatever is available.
Increases Oxygen Levels. Oxygen is important for just about every function in the body, and wheatgrass increases the amount that gets delivered to each cell. As a result, one can experience more energy, both physically and mentally. It reduces fatigue and muscle stiffness. Oxygen also improves digestion and helps in getting a good night’s sleep.
Increases Strength. Wheatgrass helps to strengthen the mind, body and soul. For the mind it helps to increase clarity, memory and concentration. It helps the mind and emotions to stay calm during stressful situations. As for the body, it strengthens the organs, the muscles, hair, nails and teeth. It also helps to naturally boost the immune system, which is the body’s natural weapon against disease and infection.
Increases Healing. Fresh wheatgrass juice can help speed up the recovery time from operations, cancer treatments, cuts and bruises and many other health problems. It basically removes the toxins that get in the way of healing, thus allowing the body to get to work and do its thing.
Negative Side Effects
Yes, with all the good that wheatgrass juice has to offer there are some negative side effects that users should be aware of. Please note that these side effects are not necessarily harmful; some of them are merely symptoms of detoxification, but they can be intense and make life more miserable than it needs to be. When detoxing the body it is always best to go at a gradual pace in order to prevent the toxins from re-entering the body.
The severity of the detox symptoms will depend on how toxic one is. The more toxic, the worse the symptoms, and thus it is recommended to start off with a small amount to see what the body is able to handle. As the detox symptoms subside, one can increase the dosage gradually working up to two ounces daily.
Some of the most common side effects of wheatgrass include headaches, nausea, dizziness, and a complete loss of appetite. Headaches may occur hours after taking it, while nausea and dizziness may occur immediately after consumptiom. If nausea or dizziness occurs, it is important to reduce the intake, or mix the juice into a smoothie or another juice and drink that slowly.
As for the loss of appetite, it can take a few days to a month for that effect to kick in.
How to Take
For best results, wheatgrass juice should be taken on an empty stomach and at least 30 minutes to an hour before eating. At the same time, when first starting to take wheatgrass it might be helpful to take it with some food or in a green smoothie. That will help to reduce negative side effects that might otherwise occur.
In order to reduce the risk of a negative experience, start off with a small amount daily or even just every other day. Half an ounce is a good place to start. Then as the body cleanses, that amount can be increased to two ounces daily. Anything more than two ounces is not recommended as the body is not able to handle that many nutrients in a single day.
For best absorption, it is best to take wheatgrass for three weeks and then stop for a week. A schedule like that will also prevent the body from becoming dependent on it.
How to Obtain Wheatgrass
A masticating juicer is required in order to juice wheatgrass as the grass is too tough for a regular juicer. The grass can also be chewed as long as the pulp is spit out. The fiber may not necessarily be harmful, but the digestive system is unable to digest them.
Wheatgrass can be grown in small window trays to make it easy for anyone to grow. The fresh juice is also becoming more popular in juice bars. Wheatgrass is also available in a powder form. Although it is beneficial, it is not as potent as the fresh juice. The powder is available at many health food stores and can be taken with water, in smoothies or in freshly made fruit and vegetable juices.
All the best to your health!