Research: Wheat grass
Some of the earliest research done with wheat grass was conducted
by the animal foods industry, in the search for a concentrated
green food that would increase the vitamin content of their
products. Many different grasses and plants were studied and
the best results were achieved with wheat grass.
These researcher found that only a small amount of dehydrated
wheat grass was needed (six to ten per cent), in addition
to the regular feed, to achieve superior health and fertility.
Milk production in cows increased, chickens laid more eggs
and other animals produced larger litters of young ones that
grew faster, stronger and healthier. Later, medical studies
confirmed its health giving benefits for humans, as well.
From the human point of view, research suggests that eating
dark green vegetables and foods high in beta carotene offers
some protection from the development of lung cancer, with
reduced risk of cancers of the ovary, cervix, stomach and
colon. Some research has even indicated that the risk of cancer
can be reduced by fifty per cent, by ensuring adequate amounts
of green foods in the diet. Researchers have found that wheat
grass contains natural antiseptics and antibiotics, that seem
to stimulate healing by promoting cell regeneration evidence.
Studies done by Japanese scientists indicate that the enzymes
in wheat grass can neutralise many environmental pollutants.
The enzymes and amino acids found in wheat grass can also
protect us from carcinogens, like no other food or medicine
can, by fighting tumours and neutralizing toxins. The healing
process begins as the therapeutic chlorophyll in the grass
catalyses the elimination of the stored toxins. As these toxins
are eliminated, the body is cleansed and brought back to its
natural state of health.
Alternative health practitioners, doctors, organic enthusiasts,
and natural food supporters have all pledged their support
of wheat grass, which provides more aid to the human body
then most other foods combined. In today's world, where fast
foods and sugars dominate our lives, perhaps it is time that
a less recognized, healthier alternative becomes popular.
The Benefits of wheat grass
- Vitamin and mineral health bomb
- Improved mental concentration
- Higher level of energy
- Blood tonic
- Rebalances the body’s pH (alkalising)
- Neutralises environmental toxins (super-detoxifying)
- Fulfills nutritional deficiencies
- Juiced - is one of the best sources of living chlorophyll
- Rich in enzymes
- Regulates bowel movements.
- Helps with skin problems.
- Balances blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia)
- Fertility enhancer
- Easily digestible
- High in oxygen (The brain and all body tissues function
at an optimal level in a highly-oxygenated environment.)
- Very high in superoxide dismutase (SOD), an anti-cancer
- Stimulates metabolism
- Lowers blood pressure