WHEATGRASS: Benefits, Side Effects, Uses, Dosage, Warnings?
Wheat grass: The power in the juice
Wheat grass juice is not a figment of militant vegans, but is steadily gaining popularity. As juice in the diet integrated, wheat grass alkalize the body at the cellular level, strengthens the immune system against pathogens and dispensed at the same time on the acid-forming, verschleimende gluten from wheat grains.
Billowing cornfields, lush green meadows and the quieter dark green of the woods - if you feel uncomfortable in such an environment? It seems a basic instinct and a deep inner longing of the human being, to be surrounded with green plants everywhere.
's no wonder that the rediscovery of green wheat grass juice currently runs so rapidly and is increasingly enthusiastic supporters. In the USA, the juice than the green magic ', as a green power source, so as elixir and survival medicine for a new era is praised and is freshly pressed in many health food stores and vegetarian restaurants available. Dr. Ann Wigmore As pioneers and Viktoras Kulvinskas apply from there, Hippocrates Health Institute 'in Boston. For over thirty years they have passed the knowledge of the healing power of living foods such as seeds, sprouts, wheat grass, fresh raw vegetables and fruits in lectures, seminars and books.
Oldest reports on the use of wheat grass are from the ancient China, the Orient and of the pre-Christian spiritual Essene communities from the Dead Sea. Wheat grass contains up to 70 percent chlorophyll, the green pigment in plants (cf.. Page 35), 21 percent of full protein with the vital amino acids, all known minerals, plenty of vitamins and enzymes. These act as catalysts in the whole metabolism, are virtually the spark of life.
Wheat grass juice
It is said that 100 grams of wheat grass to the nutritional value of about two kilograms correspond vegetables. Chlorophyll, the green blood of the plants produced by the process of photosynthesis in the plant cells. This high-energy food, the plant builds with the help of sunlight to carbon dioxide and water. Dr. Bircher (the cereal Doctor) therefore called chlorophyll also concentrated sunshine.
From human blood, the chlorophyll differs only by its magnesium atom core, while the red blood pigment hemoglobin, which binds oxygen and carries in the whole body, in the same place has an iron atom. Already in 1930, the Nobel laureate Hans Fischer proved that chlorophyll is the basis for the formation of blood.
In addition to his capacity as a blood cleanser wheat grass detoxifies, hypotensive, anti-inflammatory and alkalizing, ie, reduces the acidity in the blood. Wheat grass also aids in digestion, helps with phlegm and promotes the excretion of toxic heavy metals. The green juice is also an excellent tonic for the immune system. This has been discovered in Japan Professor Doctor Kazuhiko Kubota. He isolated in wheatgrass juice the enzyme P4D1 and put it successfully with a human whose DNA was (genetic material) to radiation damage. Another enzyme SOD is to slow down the aging process, stabilize the immune system and is used by Professor Kubota especially in cancer therapy and anti-inflammatory.
End of October 1994, warned the German Society for Environmental and Human Toxicology at a meeting in Würzburg of an impending, Ökokollaps' in humans by the growing amount of toxins in the environment and food. The information that already one in four has an attacked immune system and suffers from allergies, can save the invigorating effect of wheat grass juice appear in a new light and possibly points to an important, future scope of green juice.
Externally used is wheat grass juice very helpful in case of injuries, bruises, rashes, burns, cuts or insect bites. As a face mask he tightens tired skin, strengthens by massaging the scalp and removes dandruff and soothes gums complaints. For sore throat should be gargled with wheatgrass juice for at least five minutes. According to studies by Dr. Ann Wigmore fasting with wheatgrass juice is highly recommended, as the body is then supplied with all the essential nutrients.
Wheat grass can be easily pulled in seed trays. Using this seed wheat is soaked twelve hours. Then enter on moistened soil or cotton wool and cover loosely with foil. At about 20 degrees Celsius for three days make dark, from the fourth day the cover removed. If necessary water and set against a window. Thus, the growing grass to save the incident solar energy.
After 10-14 days can be harvested at a height of about 15 cm. For this, the grass is cut and the best squeezed in a special wheat grass anus. It separates the juice from the plant fibers and indigestible is operated by hand. Mixer with high rotation speed are unsuitable because they can oxidize the chlorophyll. The wheat grass can also be finely chopped sprinkled over salads, soups and sauces. The freshly squeezed juice is highly perishable and must be consumed immediately. Start slowly with 1-2 teaspoons of, possibly mixed with water or other juices. If you drink initially enthusiastically too much at once, you can then feel very bad. This is caused by the toxins in the body, which are solved by the cleansing effect of wheat grass juice and brought about the bloodstream for excretion. A feeling of uneasiness on the other hand also be an indication that an internal cleansing is needed.
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In addition to the wheat grass can also grow barley or spelled grass. The cultivation is possible but only with Sprießkorngerste and Spelzdinkel. Otherwise they follow the same procedure as described above. The operation corresponds to that of wheat grass, barley grass juice with his bitter substances is particularly suitable for liver detoxification and is a high quality calcium and magnesium source.
The base-rich spelled grass juice is especially recommended for concomitant cancer therapy; next he acts mood enhancing and supportive in convalescence phase. Spelt grass has a vital growth engine and produces more juice than the wheat grass. The taste of spelled grass juice is pleasantly sweet. Meanwhile, the green juices are also available as a lyophilized powder. The color remains consistent, but the majority of the nutrients is destroyed by the drying process.