By Angela R Parker
Wheatgrass shots can digest in as little as 3 minutes. This is so astounding because one two ounce wheatgrass shot that you drink in one gulp packs the nutritional punch of two and a half pounds of fresh organic vegetables.
Such a flood of nutrition makes juicing wheatgrass immediately beneficial. Drink just 2 ounces of wheatgrass on a fairly empty stomach and expect:
- An instant and lasting energy boost
- Increased mental clarity and focus
- Rapid pain relief and reduced inflammation
- Relief from cold, flu, or virus symptoms due to an enlivened immune system
Wheatgrass has more vitamin A than the most nutritious dark green vegetables, more calcium than milk, more potassium than bananas, more magnesium then carrots – the list goes on and on. The point is that wheatgrass contains an abundance of virtually every nutrient your body needs to thrive – from the most basic vitamins down to the little known trace minerals.
But it’s more than just unbeatable nutrition that gives wheatgrass that instant “zing.” Wheatgrass is also a premier source of living enzymes.
Within the minute you gulp down a wheatgrass shot, enzymes go straight to work so that your body can stop wasting its own limited stores of these vital metabolic “workers.” This results in greatly enhanced bodily function:
- Quicker and more efficient digestion
- Balanced brain function for better mood
- A more responsive nervous system for faster reflexes and quicker thinking
Perhaps the most important ingredient in the revitalizing elixir of fresh wheatgrass juice is chlorophyll. Yes, the same pigment that makes plants green is good for you! Chlorophyll is so similar to human blood that our body converts it to red blood cells. The influx of hemoglobin in your system means:
- More oxygen to the brain for rapid stress relief
- Strengthened blood flow for speed healing
- More physical stamina
- Quicker and more complete workout recoveries
Wheatgrass truly is the best superfood. Where else can you find a complete source of all essential amino acids (protein), vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that takes just seconds to consume? Anyone looking to improve their health should take advantage of the immense power of this natural medicine. See if your local whole food or health store offers wheatgrass shots. Be sure to drink them right away! Enzymes in wheatgrass die within 20 minutes of juicing and antioxidants become inactive after about an hour. Fresh juice is most potent and effective!