Jan 23, 2013

~ wheatgrass

I have vowed each and every January for many years to live a healthier life. Work out more, eat healthier foods, drink more water, less soda, you know the drill. And by each and every February I have failed miserably at being consistent with these well-intentioned aspirations. This year, I am trying to last longer than February. 

Williams-Sonoma makes juicing look so easy and delicious, but I'm not buying a juicer. I won't use it. I won't leave it out on the counter... I'm just not ready to make that kind of a commitment.

I have on occasion swallowed a shot of wheatgrass. Believe me when I tell you, I did not and do not enjoy it. I am overwhelmingly grateful that 1 oz of the stuff is all that's expected of me.

If you've never tried it, it tastes exactly like you would expect. Grassy. Liquid grass.

But my oh my the benefits of wheatgrass are startling...

1. 1 oz. of wheatgrass contains the same amount of nutrients as 2.5 pounds of green vegetables.
2. Restores alkalinity to the blood
3. Lowers blood pressure
4. Stimulates thyroid gland correcting obesity and indigestion
5. Sweetens the breath
6. Contains liquid oxygen and delivers oxygen to cells
7. Turns gray hair to natural color
8. Helps prevent tooth decay
9. Increases energy levels
10. Slows down aging process
11. Helps rejuvenate aging cells
12. Helps with weight loss
13. Is a healer because it contains chlorophyll, all minerals known to man, vitamins A, B-Complex, C, E, and K.
14. Extremely rich in protein (more protein than beef!) 
15. Is a powerful detoxifier, liver and blood protector
16. Fights tumors 
17. Contains beneficial enzymes
18. Decreases body odor
19. Helps with digestion
20. Neutralizes toxins in the body

Yes, that settles it. I'm going to attempt to make wheatgrass a part of my daily life. How about you? Have you tried it? 

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Danette said...

I too did not enjoy my shot of wheatgrass. However, I don't mind it if it's in another juice. I didn't realize all the health benefits. Crazy.

David & Dianne said...

Somehow you can even make disgusting look pretty--but no can do!

Acquired Objects said...

I tried wheatgrass once and I'm with you...ugh! I didn't think of adding it to another juice and since we have a green grocer close by that serves it I'll try it again. I didn't know all those benefits so will try.


Leslie said...

Ha! Yes, I've had it many times.. not the easiest shot to take! You're right.. it's very healthy and if would be helpful to take every no and then.


Anonymous said...

Wow! I need to go see if I can choke some wheatgrass down.