Groovin’ on the Wheatgrass Super Food Channel is a great way to increase your energy and vitality. As with anything labeled ‘super’, it’s important to know what the benefits and considerations are. You can click here to find out the super-duper benefits of wheatgrass.
The considerations are simply ways you can better use wheatgrass to get the most benefit for your body.
Drink First. Wheatgrass juice should be taken alone or with other juices only. Combining wheatgrass juice with other solid foods may cause nausea. Always take the juice/juice combo on an empty stomach. First thing in the morning is best. Don’t eat solid foods for about an hour after consuming the juice.
Detoxification. It’s what wheatgrass does best as a super food. Because it removes bad fats, heavy metals, carcinogens, and metabolic waste from the human body, there can be uncomfortable side effects. Expect that you might have a headache, a bit of nausea or G.I. upset. Once the toxins are removed, the side-effects should no longer occur, while energy and vitality levels will increase.
Wheatgrass and Mold. There are a few varieties of mold that can grow on wheat grass. The most common is what looks like ‘blue fuzz’ which is a non-pathogenic mold. It isn’t harmful to the body and does not penetrate the plant. Simply cut this blue fuzz off and rinse the grass off before juicing.
Care should be taken if the wheatgrass has a white or brown coloring to it. Both of these are types of mold are harmful to both the plant and the body. These molds effectively spoil wheatgrass, just like any other food.
Enjoy a one-shot of wheatgrass in any of your smoothie or juice recipes. Take care to notice how it is affecting you and go with the flow until you feel as if you are on top of the world!
Wheatgrass Juice Recipes
- 2 cups fresh pineapple (peeled)
- 1 orange (peeled)
- 1 papaya (peeled and seeded)
- 2-3 inch round of wheatgrass or 1 oz shot
- 2 oranges
- 1 banana
- ½ cup fresh blueberries
- 2-inch round wheatgrass
- 1-2 cups ice cubes
Juice the orange and the wheatgrass and then place the juice and other ingredients in a blend till smoothie-like
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