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- Updated September 12, 2018
What is Wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass is a food product that is prepared from the cotyledons of the common wheat plant, Triticum Aestivum, a species from the family Poaceae. It is sold either in juice or powder concentrate form.
Wheatgrass differs from wheat malt in that it is served fresh or freeze-dried. Wheat malt is convectively dried. Wheatgrass can grow longer than malt. You will often find it being sold at juice bars. Wheatgrass is available as fresh produce, frozen juice, and in a powder form. It is also available in tablet form. It can also be found commercially in sprays, massage lotions, creams, gels, and as a liquid herbal supplement. Due to the wheatgrass juice being extracted from wheatgrass sprouts, before the wheat seed begins to form, it is gluten-free.
How to Use Wheatgrass Powder
With your own wheatgrass, you will be able to add it to your drinks, plain water, smoothies as well as other recipes. You can get all your chlorophyll and veggies in one shot, literally!
Quality counts with wheatgrass juice powder. To that end, the wheatgrass juice powder from Optimally Organic is your best bet for a juice powder that gives you everything wheatgrass has to offer. We are going to cover that in greater detail later in this blog post.
Incredible Wheatgrass Juice Benefits
Here are some reasons that you may want to incorporate wheatgrass into your daily routine:
1. Cleanse Blood Cells
Wheatgrass is full of nutrients and highly alkaline, making it the perfect tool for the body's natural cleansing process. Wheatgrass offers one of the best possible ways to add alkaline to your diet, which will prove to be a wonderful way to prime your cell function along. Other examples of alkaline foods include fruit and vegetables.
2. Improve Immunity
One of the top benefits of wheatgrass is its ability to increase red blood cells in the body. This benefit makes it a great immunity booster.
3. Stimulate Circulation
Wheatgrass can help to increase oxygen levels in the blood, thus helping to stimulate circulation.
4. Cleanse the Liver
The things that we eat are processed by our livers. Wheatgrass with its detoxifying properties, enzymes, and nutrients can restore and revitalize this crucial organ.
5. Feed Your Brain
The oxygen in the body can be fueled by the chlorophyll in wheatgrass. The brain uses 25% of the body’s oxygen supply, which makes wheatgrass one of the more interesting brain food examples.
6. Lose Weight
There is selenium in wheatgrass which is crucial for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland.
7. Reduce Fatigue
When you are feeling fatigued it is probably due to your body being deprived of rest, in addition to the likelihood of dealing with a weakened immune system. Chlorophyll is naturally regenerative for the adrenal glands.
8. Treat Skin Wounds
Wheatgrass juice has elements that can aid in cell regeneration. To apply wheatgrass topically, dab wheatgrass juice on the skin with cotton ball, and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing and patting dry with towel.
9. Tooth Decay
Wheatgrass contains natural antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that are vital to good oral health.
10. Improve the Mood
Vitamin K and magnesium are crucial elements for maintaining a good mood throughout the day.
Precautions When Using Wheatgrass Juice
It is best to use wheatgrass as part of a balanced diet, and not in place of whole fruits and vegetables. Wheatgrass is considered safe and has negligible risk of causing any side effects for most people.
History of Wheatgrass
The history of wheatgrass can be traced back some 5000 years. This goes all the way back to ancient Egypt, and even into the early Mesopotamian civilizations. The ancient Egyptians viewed wheatgrass as a sacred plant. The young, leafy blades of wheat which they prized for the positive effects it had on their health and vitality.
The consumption of wheatgrass in the Western world began in the 1930s, which were the results of experiments conducted by Charles Schnabel, in his attempts to popularize the wheatgrass plant. By the time the 1940s rolled around, cans of Schnabel’s powdered grass were being sold in major drug stores throughout the United States and Canada.
The founder of the Hippocrates Health Institute Ann Wigmore was also a great advocate for wheatgrass consumption. She believed that wheatgrass would help to cleanse the body of toxins, while providing a proper balance of nutrients.
When wheatgrass is harvested, it is dehydrated at a low temperature. It is then sold in powdered concentrate or tablet form for human and animal consumption. Wheatgrass that is grown indoors is used to make wheatgrass juice powder.
Nutritional Content of Wheatgrass
Wheatgrass is a great source of dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, riboflavin, manganese, selenium, copper, zinc, iron, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, niacin, and thiamin. It also offers less than 1 gram of protein per 28 grams. Obviously, you will want to meet your complete protein needs elsewhere. The nutrient content of wheatgrass juice is equivalent to dark leafy greens.
Wheatgrass Green Smoothie
- Serves 1
- Small handful of fresh spinach
- One and a half bananas, peeled, chopped, frozen
- 1 teaspoon wheatgrass juice powder
- 2 Medjool dates, seeded
- Dash of ground cinnamon
- Place all the ingredients into a high-speed blender
- Blend until smooth
- Drink immediately.
Buy Organic Wheatgrass Powder
Optimally Organic’s Wheatgrass Juice Powder is packed with living enzymes, and it is nutrient dense enough to be considered one of the most beneficial raw wholefood supplements anywhere! This product includes essential enzymes such as cytochrome oxidase, lipase, protease, transhydrogenase, amylase, and superoxide dismutase. The wheatgrass juice powder offered by Optimally Organic is so nutrient dense that one teaspoon is equivalent to a spinach salad weighing 1.76 ounces.
It also boosts higher levels of vitamin C complex than oranges! It also contains twice the vitamin A content of carrots. This product is a great source of beta carotene. It includes most of the B vitamins, as well as vitamins E, H and K. It also contains over 90 different minerals including iron, iodine, potassium, magnesium and calcium. There are also 19 different amino acids to be found.
Optimally Organic Wheatgrass Juice Powder vs. Wheatgrass powder
A ½ teaspoon of wheatgrass juice powder from Optimally Organic is 6 times more nutrient dense than ½ a teaspoon of conventional wheatgrass powder. Foods such as wheatgrass, alfalfa, and barley grass are best juiced to remove all the fiber content. The fiber will do nothing more than hinder the absorption of nutrients.
Even with it being 4 times more expensive to produce a freeze-dried wheatgrass juice powder than a dehydrated one, you only need to use ½ a teaspoon of Optimally Organic’s wheatgrass product to get the same benefits of 3 full teaspoons of conventional wheatgrass powder!
Optimally Organic provides its customers with 100 percent cost effective, bio-active, pure organic and wild-crafted superfoods from around the world. The well-being and health of our customers is a priority for this company, making sure to never take the shortcuts in delivering what they promise.
Optimally Organic Wheatgrass Juice Powder
Recommendations for single serving: Mix ½ teaspoon of Optimally Organic’s freeze-dried wheatgrass juice powder in 1 ounce of water. This will be equivalent to a 1 ounce shot of fresh organic wheatgrass juice! For optimal absorption, use with Optimally Organic Fulvic Ionic Minerals.
Young children, pregnant women and the elderly should consult their doctors first before they add wheatgrass to their diets.
Optimally Organic Ensures High Quality
With Optimally Organic products, great care is taken to ensure flawless quality. We guarantee that our products are sustainably farmed, organic, cost effective, wild crafted, bioactive, raw and pure."