Wheatgrass juice has many anti-aging properties including Vitamins A, B complex, C and E, super oxide dismutase and a full spectrum of minerals and trace elements.

Since the late 1960’s wheatgrass has increasingly been seen as one of nature’s greatest gifts, celebrated for its nutritional content, cleansing and cell regeneration capabilities. The ‘liquid sunshine’ portion of wheatgrass is that 70% of its nutritional value is chlorophyll which provides energy and alkalizing benefits. Easily and effortlessly assimilated by our bodies, wheatgrass is now termed a ‘superfood’ and a great source of vitamins and minerals. Wheatgrass contains vitamin B complex, C, E and K and calcium, cobalt, iron, magnesium, potassium, sulphur and zinc with 17 complete amino acids and around 80 enzymes.

Wheatgrass builds blood. The high concentration of iron in wheatgrass helps to regenerate red blood cells while supplying oxygen to the body. The alkalizing minerals in wheatgrass promote the cleansing of tissues and maintain the blood’s alkaline pH. If you have problems with yeast, regular consumption of wheatgrass which is anti-bacterial and therefore creates an unpleasant environment for both bacteria and yeast, will prevent new growth of both. There are so many benefits to taking wheatgrass (which is best consumed as juice) and one or two ounces a day added to your favourite smoothie or juice will give you a power boost of energy and nutrition.

You don’t always need to actually ingest the wheatgrass. It is anti-fungal and can relieve the itching and burning caused by athlete’s foot. Soak your feet in distilled water and two ounces of wheat juice  for instant relief. Other benefits include its ability to help regulate blood sugar, making its addition a benefit for those suffering from diabetes, and wheatgrass cleans out the intestines and colon providing a healthier environment for digestion.  Wheatgrass’ high vitamin and mineral content gives an energetic injection to your immune system.

Given all these myriad of benefits, it is not surprising that wheatgrass is gaining importance among juicers and healthy lifestylers so here are some tips and a couple of recipes to get you started. . It is best harvested early when it is tender to make the best use of its nutrients and minerals and juicing is the most convenient way to access this plant’s power.

Great Green Grass – 3-4 sticks of celery, 2 cucumbers, a handful of spinach leaves, a handful of parsley, one shot of wheatgrass juice. Juice all vegetables and herbs together and add water to taste.

Carrot Grass – 3-5 carrots, one shot of wheatgrass juice. Juice carrots and add wheatgrass juice and water to taste.

So, in view of all of the above, maybe it’s time to buy a juicer and get juicing!