Wheatgrass… Don’t be put off by the fact that wheatgrass tastes like freshly mown lawn clippings! Not to mention its lovely green colour… this stuff is great for you in many ways!
It contains sixty times more vitamin C than oranges (weight for weight). It also contains eight times more iron than spinach! (weight for weight).
Wheatgrass has over 100 vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. It has all of the eight essential amino acids, plus eleven other amino acids, polypeptides (amino-acids chain thingos), and the bioflavonoids (compound bits related to vitamins) believed to neutralise toxic substances in the blood.
Wheatgrass is mostly made out of stuff called chlorophyll – the chemical that is in most living plants that absorbs energy from sunlight (photosynthesis). It’s also the stuff that gives plant’s their green colour.
So due to the high level of chlorophyll, it’s claimed that wheatgrass increases the oxygen carrying capabilities of blood.
This brings with it other benefits, such as combating nasty toxins like carbon monoxide and other traffic pollutants, cigarette smoke and heavy metals.
So how does it get from the lawn into that little cup?
First of all, let’s be clear that it doesn’t come from a lawn! There are special wheatgrass farms that cultivate wheat seeds. When planted, they shoot off lovely long bits of grass. This is then delivered to our stores in a tray, where it continues to grow in a ‘wheatgrass canopy’. When the time is right, we simply cut it, wash it, and then feed it through a special juicer that extracts the juice. Easy!
Knock back something healthy for a change! Grab yourself a Wheatgrass Shooteror add it to your Boost.