Wheat Grass

We recently started a home farm to grow vegetables using hydroponics. One of the first things we grew was wheatgrass. Wheatgrass to the uninitiated is a gluten free plant called triticum aestivum. Wheat grass is an extremely nutrient rich plant with over a hundred beneficial vitamins and minerals. The key nutrient is chlorophyll. In addition is has anti-oxidants, iron, over nineteen amino acids, vitamins A,E, C and Selenium. It is the chlorophyll that gives it its unique green colour. We made a shot of juice with it and tested it on our son. I am quite sure he hates us now. Hopefully he will forgive us someday.

Wheatgrass juice is an amazing source of nutrients. It help detoxify your body. It promotes oxygenation in you. It helps establish an alkali environment and remove harmful bacteria. It helps purify your liver, improve digestion and regulate your sugar levels. Many harmful bacteria and cancer cells are unable to survive in an alkali environment. Wheatgrass is also able to mitigate some of the side effects of chemotherapy. If you have acne, wheatgrass is known to eliminate it in six to eight months.

If you are able to source wheatgrass from an organic source or grow it at home, it is ideal. The grass grows quickly and can be blended into a shot of juice. Its best drunk early morning on an empty stomach. If you find it hard to drink it, capsules and other forms are available. You can also mix it into a smoothie or other drink (not whiskey, hopefully).

Ann Wigmore a nutritionist famously gave locks of her hair to be tested at an old age. She claimed that her hair was naturally black because she had wheatgrass juice. There are those who like the salt and pepper look, other the shocking white. For the rest there is apparently wheatgrass juice. My son knoweth not what he does.


Ritesh is a born again health enthusiast and holds a Certificate in Physiology from Harvard Medical School and a Certificate in Nutrition from Tufts University.