Wheatgrass, what is it? That is a really good question. It is a nutrient-rich type of young grass of the wheat plant. Most people consume wheatgrass because it contains many healthy vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes. Research has shown that it helps promote digestion, increased blood flow and detoxification while boosting the immune system and suppressing your appetite. You can buy wheatgrass in the fresh produce section of health food stores. Lots of stores offer freshly cut wheatgrass flats that are great for making your own juice at home. Not surprisingly, it has become a favorite ingredient in most juicing recipes. You can drink it as a juice alone or combine it with fruits and vegetables. Not everyone likes the taste of wheatgrass therefore, to make the taste more appealing, many people combine it with carrot, cucumber, or apple juice. You could even add other greens like parsley, kale, celery, dandelion, or alfalfa sprouts. Also try adding some ginger or garlic to soften the flavor. Handful of wheat grass
The best juicer for juicing wheatgrass at home is a masticating juicer. Masticating actually means to chew, to grind or to knead into a pulp. This specific type of juicer uses a single gear or auger that thoroughly chews up plant fibers to efficiently extract all of the healthy vitamins, enzymes, and minerals. This type differs from other juicers because it is has the ability to squeeze the liquid out of the wheatgrass in a way that a standard juicer cannot. Omega supplies a series of Nutrition Center Masticating juicers which are highly effective for this kind of juicing. One of the most popular models is the Omega 8006 (also known as the J8006), which is equipped with a powerful commercial motor. This machine has a dual-stage juicing system that ensures maximum efficiency, while the units low rotation speed eliminates foaming, clogging, and heat build-up. The decreased heat build-up helps to promote healthier, longer lasting juice.
Although, you just need to keep in mind that the consumption of wheatgrass should not be taken lightly. Similar to other greens, it can occasionally be a little bit hard on the stomach. Therefore, it is often best to limit your consumption to about four ounces of wheatgrass per day. Also, try to space out the amount of wheatgrass that you are drinking throughout the day to avoid upset stomach and nausea. If you have a sensitive stomach then you should probably limit yourself to drinking it every other day and avoid drinking on an empty stomach. With its high levels of chlorophyll, wheatgrass juice is very similar to the molecular structure of our blood. So, when you drink wheatgrass, your body feels it immediately. Some would even compare organic wheatgrass juice, that is consumed first thing in the morning, to a cup of coffee of tea. To get your day off to a great start, I have included a recipe for you to enjoy. You will be amazed at the potency of this juice!
1/4 cup alfalfa sprouts
Handful of parsley
3 stalks celery
1 green apple, cored, sliced
Place the ingredients in your juicer. Process. Stir. Enjoy!