6 Wheatgrass Juice Power Tips Including Weight Loss 

6 Wheatgrass Juice Power Tips Including Weight Loss 

6 Wheatgrass Juice Packs a Big Punch!

  1. High Antioxidant Content – Wheatgrass is high in chlorophyll and many vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Test-tube and animal studies have found that its antioxidant content may prevent oxidative stress and cell damage.
  2. Reduces Cholesterol – Several animal studies have found that wheatgrass may help lower cholesterol levels. In one study, rats with high cholesterol were given wheatgrass juice. They experienced decreased levels of total cholesterol, “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Interestingly, the effects of wheatgrass were similar to those of atorvastatin, a prescription drug commonly used to treat high blood cholesterol (1). Another study looked at its effects in rabbits fed a high-fat diet. After 10 weeks, supplementing with wheatgrass helped lower total cholesterol and increase “good” HDL cholesterol, compared to a control group (2).
  3. Helps Kill Cancer Cells – Thanks to its high antioxidant content, some test-tube studies have found that wheatgrass may help kill cancer cells. According to one test-tube study, wheatgrass extract decreased the spread of mouth cancer cells by 41% (3). In another test-tube study, wheatgrass induced cell death and reduced the number of leukemia cells by up to 65% within three days of treatment (4). One study found that wheatgrass juice decreased the risk of impaired bone marrow function, a common complication of chemotherapy, in 60 people with breast cancer (5).
  4. Aids in Blood Sugar Regulation – High blood sugar can cause a wide array of symptoms, including headaches, thirst, frequent urination, fatigue and diabetes. Over time, high blood sugar can have serious consequences like nerve damage, skin infections and vision problems. Some animal studies have found that wheatgrass may help keep blood sugar levels under control. In one study, giving wheatgrass to diabetic rats modified levels of certain enzymes that help lower blood sugar levels (6). Another study found that treating diabetic rats with wheatgrass extract for 30 days resulted in significantly decreased blood sugar levels (7).
  5. Alleviates Inflammation – However, chronic inflammation is believed to contribute to conditions like cancer, heart disease and autoimmune disorders. Some studies show that wheatgrass can help reduce inflammation. One study with 23 people looked at the effects of wheatgrass juice on ulcerative colitis, a disease characterized by inflammation in the large intestine. Drinking about 1/2 cup of wheatgrass juice a day for one month reduced disease severity and rectal bleeding in patients with ulcerative colitis (8). Wheatgrass is also rich in chlorophyll, a plant pigment with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. One test-tube study showed that chlorophyll inhibited the activity of a specific protein that triggers inflammation (9). Another test-tube study found that the compounds in chlorophyll reduced inflammation in cells extracted from the arteries (10).
  6. Promotes Weight Loss – Many people have started adding wheatgrass juice to their diet as a quick and convenient way to boost weight loss. Wheatgrass contains thylakoids, which are tiny compartments found in plants that contain chlorophyll and absorb sunlight for photosynthesis. These membranes in chloroplasts that have been isolated from green leaves. Several studies have found that supplementing with thylakoids could enhance satiety and increase weight loss. Thylakoids are chlorophyll-containing One study found that supplementing a high-carb meal with thylakoids intensified feelings of satiety, compared to a placebo (11). Similarly, a study in rats showed that supplementing with thylakoids increased satiety by slowing down the emptying of the stomach and increasing the release of hormones that decrease hunger (12). Another study found that giving thylakoids to rats on a high-fat diet resulted in decreased food intake and body weight, compared to a control group (13). Keep in mind that thylakoids can also be found in many other food sources, including green vegetables and leafy greens like spinach, kale and lettuce.
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7 Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice

7 Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice

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  1. Detoxification. Because wheatgrass is so loaded with antioxidants, it can bind up toxins, trap heavy metals and root out cancer-causing chemicals and carry them out of your body safely. It’s rich in chlorophyll and other nutrients that help cell repair and bind to free radicals so they don’t damage cells. Get the Internal Cleanse Kit with the free Colon Cleanse Kit along with the Wheatgrass Juice Powder for a powerful spring/summer cleanse.
  2. Weight Loss.  Rich in nutrients that support your thyroid, wheatgrass juice helps boost your metabolism. Also, because it is so rich in nutrients, it satisfies the body’s needs for the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients it needs. Then cravings lessen or cease all together. That makes it much easier to eat less and say no to fattening foods.
  3. Lowers Cholesterol. High cholesterol in the blood contributes to diminished blood flow and can lead to heart disease. Taking wheatgrass has shown significant reduction in cholesterol along with improvement in the good HDL. Wheatgrass stimulates the production of glutathione in the liver, thus helping to lower LDL cholesterol. Cholesterol is made in the liver. Support and cleanse the liver and cholesterol should lower. If you try a liver cleanse, you should see your cholesterol go down. (See 30-Day Detox.) I don’t recommend cholesterol-lowering drugs. My cousin’s husband took a popular drug for his cholesterol and it ruined his life. He has terrible pain in his legs that seems to travel around his body from time to time. None of the natural therapy doctors have been able to help him. He has talked with numerous people such as the man he met on line who said that drug nearly killed him.
  4. Boosts your immune system. Just 2 ounces (or the equivalent in powder) of wheatgrass juice per day can keep you from getting colds and flu. It can also improve your response to seasonal allergies.
  5. Lowers  blood pressure. Wheatgrass helps to open up blood vessels and increases blood flow.
  6. Sparks up energy. Feeling a bit tired these days? Wheatgrass juice is very energizing. In fact, don’t drink it much after 2 pm or it could keep you awake at night due to its energizing effects. Andy by opening your blood vessels, it can help you get more oxygen to your brain. It’s also a great pre-workout supplement.
  7. Balances hormones.  If you have an imbalance in your hormones, you may experience PMS or menopausal symptoms. Wheatgrass helps regulate thyroid and adrenal function and balances the release of hormones. When your adrenals are working up to speed, you feel more balanced, you have more energy and you sleep better. For further adrenal support, I recommend Vitality Renew. For hormone balancing,  FemComfort.

 

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Wheatgrass Helps You Lose Weight

Wheatgrass Helps You Lose Weight

Wheatgrass Helps You Lose Weight

Fresh or dehydrated wheatgrass really can help you lose weight. It’s loaded with nutrients that speed up your metabolism and convert calories to energy. It has a high concentration of iron, magnesium, calcium, amino acids, vitamins C, A and E, B12, B6, and chlorophyll. These vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients provide many health benefits. Wheatgrass is also very helpful in ridding the body of yeast and parasites. These bad guys especially don’t like wheatgrass. A friend got rid of a sizable tapeworm by consuming wheatgrass juice every day for a week.

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Wheatgrass and Brain Fog

Wheatgrass and Brain Fog

Wheatgrass and Brain Fog

Most people have experienced brain fog from time to time, but some people have it all the time. It’s like a mental cloud. Common brain fog symptoms include poor memory, difficulty focusing, and forgetfulness. Toxicity in the brain and lack of nutrients are major contributing factors. Also, overworking, multitasking, or substance abuse (i.e. alcohol or sugar) can contribute to this foggy feeling.

Veggie juices and eating more vegetable can help immensely along with detoxing your body from time to time. Include lots of green vegetables like kale, collards, spinach, chard, turnip greens, bok choy, and broccoli for your brain. Green vegetables are among the best sources of B vitamins. Three B vitamins in particular, folic acid, B6 and B12, are essential brain vitamins. (You get B12 from animal products.) An Oxford University study found that these three vitamins work synergistically to reduce brain atrophy, improve brain function, and dramatically reduce brain shrinkage in the part of the brain most affected by Alzheimer’s.1

Green veggies are also a good source of the amino acid l-tyrosine which can improve your mood and increase your ability to learn, solve problems, and remember. Tyrosine is needed to form the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine which are associated with alertness, drive, and motivation. 2

Wheatgrass juice is rich in many brain food nutrients and is considered to be a complete food in itself. The fact is that one pound of fresh wheatgrass is equivalent in nutritional value to many pounds of choice garden vegetables. Try adding wheatgrass juice with your vegetables for good brain health.

1 http://www.pnas.org/content/110/23/9523.abstract

2 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2736402

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Want More Energy?

Want More Energy?

Want More Energy?

I’ve found something that works! I started taking dehydrated wheatgrass juice powder about a week ago. I needed an energy boost. We have had two moves already this year, with one being across country from New Mexico to Coeur d’Alene, ID. It’s been stressful with everything else I do. I didn’t feel the same energy I had before moving. I knew wheatgrass juice could help me. Wheatgrass juice is very energizing, but it’s not so easy to obtain. Then I tried Sweet Wheat™. I noticed a little more energy each day and a happier mood. But today really surprised me. We were out late last evening for an event. I got to sleep a little after midnight. I took two capsules of Sweet Wheat™ before leaving for church this morning. Halfway through the service, I felt like my cells were doing jumping jacks. I felt so energized it was hard to stand still. In part, my energy has been influenced by the cleanse I’m doing with my 30-day Detox Challenge Group. But there was something more going on today.

Why Is Wheatgrass Juice Energizing?

Wheatgrass builds the blood. It’s rich in chlorophyll—almost identical to the haemoglobin molecule in human blood. The only difference is that the central element in chlorophyll is magnesium rather than iron. It is an effective agent in delivering oxygen and other nutrients to the body’s cells.

Chlorophyll has been shown to build red blood cells quickly, balance blood pressure by dilating the blood pathways, help transport oxygen, and promote a stronger metabolism. It also alkalizes the body. And it’s a known energizer.

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