Everything You Have Ever Wanted to Know About Wheatgrass

The benefits of wheatgrass are truly endless!   This data was pulled in from multiple reputable sources which we have cited below the data.  Are some of these values completely unbelievable?  We sure think so and why we are so passionate about wheatgrass, but they aren’t typos!

By simply taking 5 minutes in the morning to juice your own wheatgrass you can completely eliminate all of those expensive, man-made supplements in your kitchen drawer!  Naturally.

Below we have put together the actual nutrient value in a one ounce shot of wheatgrass.

  1. Detoxifies the liver
  2. Cleanses the colon
  3. Leads to a natural energy boost
  4. Boosts the immune system (see all those lovely vitamins below?  Ya, that’s why)
  5. Purifies the blood!  Chlorophyll has a similar molecular structure to hemoglobin – a component of blood
  6. Contains 97 enzymes, vitamins, phytochemicals and minerals!  See below!
  7. Contains more protein per ounce than beef.  Moo!

Daily Value of Protein in Wheatgrass

Protein 16%

Daily Value of Calories in Wheatgrass

Calories 6%

Daily Value of Carbohydrates in Wheatgrass

Carbohydrates 5%

Vitamin Daily Value of Wheatgrass

Vitamin A 240%
Vitamin C 93%
Vitamin E 12800%
Vitamin K 350%
Thiamin 5867%
Riboflavin 122353%
Niacin 10080%
Vitamin B6 15600%
Vitamin B12 7%
Panthothenic Acid 2880%

Daily Value of Minerals in Wheatgrass

Calcium 12%
Iron 356%
Magnesium 8%
Phosphorus 11%
Potassium 24%
Zinc 3307%
Copper 680%
Manganese 56000%
Selenium 40%
Sources: Self.com / NutritionData.com

Percent Daily Values (%DV) are for adults or children age 4 or older and are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet.  Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

Growing and juicing your own wheat sprouts is not only decorative and fun, but also highly nutritional. Wheatgrass is full of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. The juice has many health benefits due to the high concentration of chlorophyll, Vitamins B-12, B-6, K & C, and beta-carotene.

Wheatgrass earned its reputation from people with terminal illnesses who took it at the eleventh hour after conventional medicine left them with no hope. In the 1970s Dr. Ann Wigmore opened the Hippocrates Health Institute in Boston, nourishing terminally ill patients back to health with fresh squeezed wheatgrass. (See her story below)Dr. Charles F. Schnabel (1895~1974) chemist and agriculturalist, knew from his work with his farm animals and his research in the laboratory that wheatgrass boosts nutrition, builds good blood and Wheatgrass Juice - All About itstrengthens immunity. More recently, there are many studies demonstrating the nutrition of grass foods, using both clinical evidence and testimonials.In the US there are numerous healing centers where wheatgrass plays a key role in the diet (Checkout Vibrant Health Institute). There are courses run in the UK by proponents of wheatgrass and raw, living foods.
Wheatgrass has long been used like a herbal medicine ~ for its therapeutic and nutritional properties. Although wheat is the most popular, barley, oats and rye are equally potent.

Michael Bergonzi provides some of the freshest ideas in alternative medicine and healthy living! Contact Michael Bergonzi for more information on his Michael Bergonzi Growing Wheatgrassawesome seminars, “How-To” DVD’s, information on wheatgrass and so much more!  He is the “King of Wheatgrass” starting his career in 1990!  He is the proud cofounder of the Vibrant Health Institute in Michigan.

Sources: Self.com / NutritionData.com

Percent Daily Values (%DV) are for adults or children age 4 or older and are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet.  Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs

Many juice bars today offer wheatgrass juice for sale but it can be on the expensive side. Juice bars typically charge between $1.50 and $3.00 per 1 ounce shot of wheatgrass. Powdered or dried wheatgrass is also very expensive, taste terrible and does not have near the health benefits of fresh wheatgrass.  What you get out of 1 week of fresh grass, you get out of 1 year of powdered!

You can grow a tray of wheatgrass for as little as 30¢ which will yield anywhere from 10-12 ounces. That’s less than .3¢ a shot and easily juiced at home with the Healthy Juicer!

Cost Comparison of Juicing at Home Vs Store Bought

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Healthy Juicer – Manual Leafy Green and Wheatgrass Juicer

$49.95

  • Juices Wheatgrass, Kale, Spinach, Collard Greens, Chard, Parsley, Lettuce – anything leafy!
  • Compact, Lightweight, Portable Wheatgrass and Leafy Green Juicer – Superb for travel!
  • 30-Second Cleanup – only 3 parts to clean and no internal screen to scrub!
  • Features Both a Suction Base (up to 100-Pounds of pressure) PLUS a stainless steel table clamp to affix to ANY surface!
  • Stainless steel end cap and grinding plate
  • Hip retro look with a 1 Year Warranty

Product Description

Main Description:

The Original Healthy Juicer Manual:  Most people know about the extensive health benefits of juicing, but nobody enjoys the process of setting up the juicer and worst of all, cleaning up afterwards. The Healthy Juicer is a rugged, efficient, and best of all – easy to use and clean masticating/cold-press type juicer!

 

The Healthy Juicer is endorsed and sold by the leaders in the health/wheatgrass industry, like the famous Michael Bergonzi (with a career dedicated to growing and educating about wheatgrass at Optimum Health Institute and Hippocrates Health Institute since 1990!). Founded in 2003 the Healthy Juicer company now boasts over 800 retailers around the United States and distribution in over 5 countries proving our commitment to quality and juice yield!

Features:

  • Juices Wheatgrass, Kale, Spinach, Collard Greens, Chard, Parsley, Lettuce – anything leafy!
  • Compact, Lightweight, Portable Wheatgrass and Leafy Green Juicer – Superb for travel!
  • *30-Second Cleanup* – only 3 parts to clean and no internal screen to scrub!
  • Features Both a Suction Base (up to 100-Pounds of pressure) PLUS a stainless steel table clamp to affix to ANY surface!
  • Stainless steel end cap and grinding plate, hip retro design.
  • Live-Enzyme Juicing utilizing the cold-press masticating process

The Healthy Juicer literally takes minutes to disassemble and clean. Simply rinse off with warm soapy water. No metal cutting screens that have hundreds of tiny holes to clog up and must be scrubbed with a brush over and over again. All of the excess waste pulp is neatly expelled out the front of the end cap into a separate bowl for easy disposal. Durable stainless steel inserts on the end cap and tip of the auger where the most force on the crushing is exerted will last a lifetime without wearing out. The patented suction base is rated at over 100lbs of force and securely attaches to any smooth kitchen counter or table.

Additional Information

Weight3 lbs

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