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Monday, 9 December 2013

Wheat grass - the green health from nature

Dear audience,

In our high-tech times when a lot of stuff is better , but not necessarily our general health, and in which we have to protect our organisms much more than ever before against "hostile attacks " such as the so-called free radicals, we are turning back to the old remedies provided by mother nature.

Wheatgrass was introduced thousands of years ago as one of the most valuable plants of nature in different cultures into the base diet.

Go green - this is a phrase that nowadays should no longer relate merely to our environment, but also to our kitchen .

And so since quite some time something green haunts our kitchens. In juice form, powdered or even fresh, home-grown from seed - wheat grass. Packed with chlorophyll (70 %), it contains over 30 different enzymes that keep us young, healthy and beautiful.

The green prodigy is thus not an invention of modern times. Even in our hemisphere already back in the 30's many celebrities  consumed these little powerpackets; popularized by Anne Wigmore (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Wigmore) and Dr. Charles Schnabel (http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/6693566-wheat-grasscharles-francis-schnabel-discovered-nutrientsmodern scientific analysis suggests the assumption that wheatgrass juice really  is one of the absolute " superfoods " with incredible impact on our civilization diseases.

Wheatgrass is the grass of the wheat, which after seeding  during the first days looks like a fresh, green lawn. Sounds logical . By pressing the wheatgrass juice is extracted, to which special healing power is attributed .

A short summary of the contents :

• wheat grass has 60 times more vitamin C than oranges
• 50 times more vitamin E than spinach
• 30 times more vitamin B1 than milk
• 11 times more calcium than milk
• 5 times more iron than spinach
• 5 times more magnesium than bananas

Furthermore, wheat grass juice is rich in essential amino acids and thus has a high protein value. It contains vitamin K and B , calcium and selenium and is a hero in the fight against cancer, because it inhibits the spread of cancer cells , the mutation of healthy cells , has anti- inflammatory  aspects and strengthens the immune system . It supports blood formation and increases oxygen transport in the blood and general vitality.

It might not yet be anything scientifically proven, but the existing studies and thousands of years of experience , e.g. in Chinese medicine, clearly show the positive above mentioned effects.

A simple and safe method of consumption is the wheatgrass in powder form, which can be wonderfully simply infused with hot water and consumed at body temperature, or find its place in any smoothie to round out its taste by its fresh, sweet character. Be it with apple and ginger or with banana, pineapple and coconut milk , cinnamon and maca.

Drank in the morning on an empty stomach, wheatgrass within 20 minutes develops its soothing , revitalizing effect . Some beautiful , easy to prepare recipes can be found on this link: https://www.veganic.de/ebook/Smoothie_veganic.pdf

At the beginning of consumption please be a bit cautious, the stomach must first get used to the green power drink. Especially a freshly squeezed shot can hit the stomach quite strongly in the beginning. But that disappears after a few times and you can enjoy wheatgrass and feel the power of this acid-regulating green magic in the body.

1 comment:

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