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how can i make wheat grass powder at home?
(November 10, 2010)

Advice on wheat grass Preparation

Wheat grass powder is an organic nutritional supplement which is prepared or extracted from wheat grass which has been on the field for three months or so. Wheat grass powder can be mixed in your favorite beverage or sprinkled over your breakfast cereal to supplement nutrition whenever required. It dissolves in generally all liquids or beverages and gets easily mixed with various foods.

• Wheat grass powder is a rich source of pigments and other nutrients and as such, offers numerous health benefits. Some of the wheatgrass health benefits are listed below:
• Wheatgrass powder is a rich source of Vitamin A and as such, it is extremely beneficial for your skin. It reduces the effects of ageing and helps in maintaining normal vision.
• Wheat grass powder is a rich source of Vitamin C, and in fact, the content of vitamin C in wheatgrass powder is more than its content in citrus fruits.

As such, wheatgrass powder boosts your immune system and prevents the onset of a variety of ailments. It also helps prevent bad breath and problem of gums including the oral disease of scurvy.
• Wheatgrass powder also helps in building red blood cells on account of its molecular structure which is similar to hemoglobin. As such, it normalizes blood pressure and prevents hypertension and as well as hypotension. Also, it stimulates the enzymatic machinery of the body and enhances the rate of metabolism.
• Wheatgrass powder is an excellent detoxifying agent. It purges the body of harmful and waste materials, thereby cleansing your body.
• Wheat grass powder helps in building muscles and also supports normal wear and tear of cells. This is on account of its high amino acid content; amino acids being the building blocks of the body.
• Wheat grass powder provides instant energy. Once you start consuming it on a daily basis, you can feel your energy levels going high and an increase in stamina.

As such, wheat grass powder offers immense health benefits. It is easily available in the market and you can buy a brand which offers organic and fresh wheat grass powder, which is not tainted with pesticides.
However, wheat grass powder can also be prepared at home. You just need to pluck wheat grass from fields and let it dry for a few days in order to dehydrate and preserve its nutritional content. You can then just grind the dried grass in your coffee grinder and use it as a nutritional supplement.

Submitted by S M on November 10, 2010 at 02:58


Wheatgrass Powder

Wheatgrass powder is a nutritional product that is manufactured from extracting the juice of wheatgrass and then dehydrating it. This wheatgrass powder is considered to be an important nutritional supplement and is therefore sold as one. For most health enthusiasts, this juice is considered extremely beneficial as it is a rich source of beta carotene, vitamin B, amino acids as well as soluble fiber.

Wheatgrass powder is famous for its restorative properties as well as its antibacterial properties. Essentially, wheatgrass juice is used to detoxify the body. Wheatgrass is typically grown in a greenhouse, mostly with artificial lighting. A lot of people also sprout wheatgrass in their own homes so that they can have a ready access to the goodness of the wheatgrass juice.

Wheatgrass usually sprouts in seven to ten days, and the juice can be extracted from it then. Since wheatgrass is a nutritional supplement, you can get both wheatgrass tablets and loose powder. The best quality of wheatgrass is the one which is grown naturally in the natural sunlight, with plenty of water.

Wheatgrass powder can usually be mixed with water. This makes an excellent nutritional drink. The powder is also added to other foods as a nutrition supplement. Wheatgrass contains a component that has concentrated quantities of chlorophyll. It is this component that makes the wheatgrass powder as nutritious as it is. There are many health benefits of this nutritional supplement. Research has found out that the wheatgrass juice can increase red blood cell count, prevent hair from turning gray, and even improve your overall fertility. There are many other claims that are made from time to time. Although there are many such claims, there is not much that can substantiate them. There is a raging debate about whether the wheatgrass benefits detailed by its proponents really are true.

There are many researches going on which try to find whether there is any truth to the claims of wheatgrass health benefits. There have been those who claim that wheatgrass can be an important treatment for diabetes as well as AIDS. However, such claims were falsified. Wheatgrass juice can be a little healthier than the powder. However, even wheatgrass juice has not been known to contain these benefits.
Although wheatgrass does have a lot of chlorophyll, research has not been able to find any trace of it in the wheatgrass juice or its powder. Even if there were any chlorophyll in the wheatgrass powder, the human body is not made to utilize it. The lack of chloroplasts in the human body makes it unable to utilize the carbohydrate in the body. Therefore, the claim that chlorophyll has any detoxification value due has been falsified. Wheatgrass powder does not naturally contain vitamin B12. In plants, vitamin B12 is synthesized due to the metabolic action as well as the process of photosynthesis. Again, this means that the claim that wheatgrass has the benefits of B12, is not true.

Yet, even though there have been no substantial proofs that can set wheatgrass aside as a nutritional supplement, it has been seen that there are no negative affects of consuming the juice of the powder of wheatgrass. There have been people who have claimed that regular consumption of wheatgrass powder has improved digestion, skin color, and texture or the general levels of energy to complete a day’s work. It has also been seen that wheatgrass is a good source of iron and vitamin C, and therefore, most of the health benefits that are associated with the vitamin C and the iron in the wheatgrass juice are in fact correct. Yet, it is largely known that the amount of vitamin C and iron contained in wheatgrass is not more than what is contained in other raw vegetables and plants.

Submitted by C N on November 8, 2010 at 05:42


Wheat Grass Preparation Advice

Wheat grass grows in the temperate weather and is a part of vegan diets. It is more preferred by individuals, who are particular about their health. It is a complete protein, comprising of about 30 enzymes. It is free of gluten and is referred for individuals with gluten intolerance. The pulp of the wheat grass is used to prepare wheat grass juice. The plant is a rich source of cellulose. The fresh leaf buds of the wheat grass plant is dried and made into a powder. Wheat grass is a good source of sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron. Vitamins E, K, A and B are also seen.

Seventeen amino acids and eight live enzymes are present. Most of the nutrients are lost, immediately after juicing. Maximum benefits are obtained by growing them in the kitchen garden. The high temperature used in powdering or processing the juice reveals a poor nutrient assay. The seeds are easily obtained and planted. Wheat grass juice is topically used on the scalp to enhance the sheen of the hair. It is also used as a skin toner, soothing sunburn, relieve sinus, treatment for burns and sores and for washing the eyes.

Submitted by E L on April 2, 2008 at 12:49


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