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What is wheatgrass?

What is Wheatgrass
Wheatgrass is a plant that is grown from the Red Wheatberry, a special strain of wheat that produces high concentrations of chlorophyll, active enzymes, vitamins and other nutrients.

How Is Wheatgrass Grown? At Abby's Health & Nutrition we buy our wheatgrass from Florida growers that grow their Wheatgrass in a controlled organically rich soil environment until it reaches maturity. Then it is harvested for consumption and to be made into Wheatgrass Juice.

What is Chlorophyll? Chlorophyll which makes up over 70% of the solid content of wheatgrass juice is the basis of all plant life. Chlorophyll is often referred to as "the blood of plant life." and It closely resembles the molecules of human red blood cells.

How is Chlorophyll so closely related to human blood?
Both Chlorophyll and Hemoglobin share a similar atom structure to create the there respective molecules, as shown below. The only actual difference in the two molecules is that of the metallic atom element. In human blood or hemoglobin consists of iron, while in Chlorophyll the metallic atom is magnesium.

What is the importance of Chlorophyll's resemblance to human blood? Since Chlorophyll and Hemoglobin are so much alike in atom structure it allows it to be absorbed quickly and begin to rebuild the blood stream.

What are enzymes?
Enzymes in lamen terms are like highly skilled workers on an assembly line. Each enzyme performs a specific function within the body while in harmony with other enzymes. They are important and required for everything we do, vision, thought, dreams, reproduction, breathing, digestion are all controlled by enzymes.

Why are enzymes so important for good health?
With the important role of enzymes involvement in every body function, it is necessary that we intake adequate enzymes on a daily basis. Unfortunately, medical doctors have found that we don't get all the enzymes we need from our cooked, oversalted and over processed foods. This in turn results in overall poor health situation. Wheatgrass Juice can provide the additional enzyme intake your body requires for overall good health.

Is it true that enzymes aid in the prevention and
curing of cancer

Yes, it is true that enzymes have been linked to the prevention and curing of cancer. In an article recently published in the Journal Of Longivity Research Vol.2/No.4 1996, enzymes were praised for there ability to combat the cancer disease. Enzyme in short deter the cancer cells ability to hide from the ammune system and spread throughout the body.

What is the nutritional value of wheatgrass Juice?
One ounce of Wheatgrass Juice is equivalent in vitamins, minerals, andamino acids found in 2-1/2 pounds of green leaf vegetables.

1 oz. Wheatgrass Juice = 2-1/2 lbs. Green leaf vegetables

Wheatgrass is one of the richest natural sources of vitamins A, complete B complex, B-17, C, E, and K. In addition, Wheatgrass is an excellent source of Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Sodium, Sulphur, Cobalt, Zinc, 17 forms of amino acids and enzymes.

What are the medical benefits of Wheatgrass Juice consumption to the human body? Wheatgrass Juice which contains chlorophyll, enzymes, vitamins and nutrients has been linked to many medical benefits. Some of those benefits are listed below

  • Increases hemoglobin production
  • Rebuilds the blood stream
  • Helps prevent tooth decay
  • Improves the body's ability to heal wounds
  • Purifies the Blood
  • Creates an unfavorable environment for unfriendly bacteria growth
  • Washes drug deposits from the body
  • Neutralizes toxins and carcinogens in the body
  • Helps purify the liver
  • Improves blood sugar disorders
  • Keeps hair from graying
  • Improves digestion
  • Removes heavy metals from the body
  • Reduces high blood pressure
  • Aids in the prevention and curing of cancer

    What is Wheatgrass Juice?
    Wheatgrass juice is the pure juice that is extracted from the wheatgrass pulp that human bodies can not digest. The juice consist of 70% chlorophyll and active Enzymes, vitamins and nutrients.
    How can I prepare the Wheatgrass Juice?
    After you have received your Wheatgrass and juicer. Juice 1oz of Wheatgrass in the juicer. You can then drink it straight like a shot or mix it with other ingredients.
    Here are a few different drink concautions you can try.
    Carrot - Wheatgrass Juice Drink
    • 1 oz. Wheatgrass juice
    • 3 oz. carrot juice
    Wheatgrass Cocktail
    • 1 or more ounces of Wheatgrass juice
    • 1 lemon or lime, juiced
    • 6 oz. distilled water mint oil or fresh mineral water
    Alfalfa - Wheatgrass Juice Drink
    • 4 oz. wheatgrass juice
    • 1 salad bowl of alfalfa sprouts, juiced.
    Pineapple - Wheatgrass Juice Drink
    • 1 oz. Wheatgrass juice
    • 1 oz. pineapple juice

    How much Wheatgrass Juice should I drink?
    We suggest that you start out with 1-2 ounces per day for the first week. Then if you wish you can gradually increase your intake to 4 ounces per day.

    Where can I get my own supply of fresh Wheatgrass?
    Fresh Wheatgrass is hard to come by for most people if they do not grow it themselves. Abby's Health & Nutrition not only serves fresh organic wheatgrass in their juice bar but they also sell it by the pound..Now you can gain the benefits of fresh Wheatgrass Juice without the hassle of growing yourself.

    Where can I get the juicer?

    Abby's Health & Nutrition
    carries several different models of juicers that can extract wheatgrass juice.