The Many Health Benefits of Wheatgrass
Discover the many health benefits of wheatgrass for men and women, pets and animals too!
In this article I detail some of the primary reasons why I believe you should supplement wheatgrass every day.
I’ll also explain what wheatgrass is and show you how to grow your own wheatgrass, as demonstrated by the very best in the world for wheatgrass knowledge and cultivation: The Hippocrates Health Institute.
Hi, if there is one superfood I believe you must investigate, it has to be wheatgrass.
I first came across this amazing grass when when contacted by the The Hippocrates Health Institute to do some video work for them. Doing my background research I was amazed I had not heard about it before. Then when asked to do some work on the “How to grow wheatgrass” video below, I immediately set about growing it myself. It’s easy, very easy! Follow the directions below and you’ll have no problems.
So I strongly suggest you check out the science, the properties and the many wheatgrass testimonies so that you take action and get this “King of Superfoods” in your anti-aging regime.
What Is Wheatgrass
Wheatgrass is a food prepared from the cotyledons of the common wheat plant, Triticum aestivum (subspecies of the family Poaceae). It is sold either as a juice or powder concentrate.
Wheatgrass differs from wheat malt in that it is served freeze-dried or fresh, while wheat malt is convectively dried. Wheatgrass is allowed to grow longer than malt. Like most plants, it contains chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes.
Claims about the health benefits of wheatgrass range from providing supplemental nutrition to having unique curative properties, though few, if any, have been scientifically proven.
It is often available in juice bars, and some consumers grow and juice wheatgrass in their homes. It is available as fresh produce, tablets, frozen juice and powder. Wheatgrass is also available commercially as a spray, cream, gel, massage lotion, and a liquid herbal supplement. Because wheatgrass juice is extracted from wheatgrass sprouts, i.e., before the wheat seed begins to form, it is gluten-free.
How To Grow The Best Wheatgrass at Home
Growing Wheatgrass – The Basics
1. Soak your hard winter wheat seed (also called wheat berries) overnight (8 to 12 hours).
2. Sprout the seed in a jar for the next 16 to 24 hours, rinsing the seed well three times a day.
3. After a very short “tail” is visible, plant the seed on top of the soil. Basic potting mix or topsoil will work fine. Peat moss is an important ingredient to look for in your soil so if you have to add it, the mix is one part peat moss to three parts soil, filled halfway up a two-inch deep tray.
4. Water the tray and then cover the seeds to keep them from drying out for the first three days.
5. During the first three days of growth, water once a day in the morning and really soak the soil (until the tray drips is a good sign you are watering enough). Then lightly mist your seed in the evening (lift cover off to mist seed).
6. On the fourth day, uncover grass (roots should begin to take over your soil), water heavily once a day and keep the grass in the shade (never direct sunlight).
7. For mold problems, increase your air circulation with a fan or air conditioning to keep the temperature between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (21° to 26° Celsius).
8. Harvest grass when a second blade of grass appears on the grass blades, or when the grass “splits” toward the bottom of the blade. Average growing time is seven to 12 days, depending on the weather, but still always watch for the second blade of grass as you can never judge by how many days it has been growing or how tall the grass is.
9. Only harvest once. Cut grass will store in the fridge for about seven to 10 days or longer in Green Bags. Then start the process all over again with new seeds and soil.