Wheatgrass is a nutrient-rich type of young grass in the wheat family. Do you like Wheatgrass? Did you know that the Chlorophyl in Wheatgrass is very powerful antioxidant to help get rid of bacteria and infections in the human body? Think about what the strongest animals on the planet eat, the EAT GRASS.
The bacteria is killed in your digestive system of which the source of all sickness forms. Most wheatgrass uses today is often used for juicing, or added to smoothies or tea, it provides a concentrated amount of nutrients, including iron; calcium; magnesium; amino acids; chlorophyll; and vitamins A, C and E. Also, its rich in nutrient content boosting immunity, killing harmful bacteria in your digestive system, and rids your body of waste.
Wheatgrass is known as a treatment for cancer, anemia, diabetes, constipation, infections, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis and joint pain, among other health concerns even though there aren't a lot of research on this it is a known fact that it does help in these areas.
It's taste is really strong and if taken in a large quantity can cause nausea, vomiting, hives, headaches and throat swelling so only 1 ounce at a time when drinking your freshly grown Wheatgrass. You can get it at Feed stores, Nurseries or grow your own with the recipe below.
To grow your own you will need a few supplies such as Organic soil, not a lot, only a inch in the planting tray. You will need paper towels , wheatgrass seeds, and water. First you measure out how much wheatgrass you will need , pour the organic soil in the planting tray and then spread it out. Pour the wheatgrass seeds on top of the soil covering the entire area. When this is done then you pour clean water on the seeds and soil mixture, we use ionized water to keep everything in optimal quality. You then cover the tray up with paper towels and then the next day you wet the tray with the paper towels over the seeds.
When the wheatgrass starts to sprout in about a day or two then you put it in sunlight for about a day but sunlight is not required to grow. After about 5 days or so it will grow nicely and the paper towels will be pushed up and the grass will be seen from under the towel, this is a indicator that its ready for harvesting.
To harvest the grass in the tray just use a pair of Shears to trim from the root, about a handful, and then store it in a ziplock bag or cut as much as you need as you go. The tray will grow again from the same seeds so you may want to do a second cut but we usually just do one growing at a time to have the strongest blades of grass.
When harvested the next step is to get the goodness out of those grass blades, that comes by juicing. The best juicer to use is a hand press juicer to get the most juice out of the grass. We store our juice in the freezer in ice trays and do only the amount we need each day.
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