Monday, July 9, 2012
Living Healthier: WheatGrass Shots
Ever since I purchased my juicer I've been anxious to get some wheatgrass and juice it.
I've taken wheatgrass shots before but it's been so long I hardly remember the taste.
I went to the green market at union square (nyc) and purchased a small patch of wheatgrass.
I watched a few youtube videos on cutting wheatgrass before juicing and I got to juicing.
For those who have never heard of wheatgrass and if you are wondering what this green stuff is, here's some info.
Wheatgrass is the young grass of the wheat plant, Triticum aestivum. It grows in temperate regions throughout Europe and the United States and can live indoors or outdoors. Many people grow their own wheatgrass by putting wheat seeds in water and then harvesting the leaves.
Wheatgrass is a natural source of vitamins and antioxidants.One ounce of wheatgrass juice is equivalent to the vitamin and mineral content of one ounce of fresh vegetables. [Source]
Here's what I made this morning!
Here are 3 benefits of drinking wheatgrass from energiseforlife.com:
#1 - Wheatgrass contains over 90 minerals, including high concentrations of the most alkaline minerals: potassium, calcium, magnesium and sodium
#2 - Wheatgrass has more vitamin C than oranges and twice the vitamin A as carrots.
#3 - Wheat grass juice helps your body to build red blood cells which carry oxygen to every cell. By increasing the oxygenation the body you can help offset smog and carbon monoxide and increase your endurance during physical exercise.