Cancer cells cannot thrive in an alkaline environment, so if you prevent the acidic state of your body, you will successfully prevent cancer as well as other health issues.
One of the best natural and nutritious alkaline- booster is wheatgrass. It is the young grass of the wheat plant, Triticum aestivum, and grows in the U.S. and Europe. It is a much cheaper variant to grow it on your own.
Only a week after you germinate the seeds, you can already harvest it. Its taste is extremely bitter. Therefore, you should keep it exposed to low sunlight, and harvest it immediately after the germinating stage, as its taste is the sweetest then. Namely, if it is directly exposed to sunlight, its taste will be more bitter.
During its growing process, its roots are tightly bound in moist soil, which may often lead to the occurrence of mold, which leads to health issues. Hence, note that you should plan the wheatgrass in a well-ventilated area, plant the seeds less densely, and water it rarely, in order to prevent mold.
It is extremely rich in minerals and vitamins, several of which act as antioxidants, such as:
- Vitamins A, E
- Full spectrum of B vitamins
It is also a complete protein source, and 2oz of its juice has the nutritional equivalent of 5 pounds of the most beneficial raw organic vegetables.
Therefore, wheatgrass provides large amounts of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, phytonutrients and enzymes. It cleanses the blood and liver of toxins and environmental pollutants.
Moreover, it includes cancer-fighting enzymes, called Superoxide Disumates, reduces the effects of radiation, eliminates pollutants and heavy metals from the body, and discards toxins from our system.
Furthermore, wheatgrass is rich in chlorophyll, which is extremely healing and it helps the body to cure diseases. Green plants are the only ones which are able to turn the energy of the sun into chlorophyll via the process of photosynthesis.
Chlorophyll is rich in oxygen which is thus easily delivered to blood. Therefore, the regular consumption of wheatgrass juice increases the oxygen levels in the blood, as well as the red blood cell counts.
Oxygen is essential for numerous processes in the body, particularly for the brain, as it uses 25% of the oxygen supply and uses it to promote the entire health of the body.
Also, in order to function properly, the body needs to maintain a blood pH of 7.35 to 7.45. Yet, wheatgrass sis the best food you can consume in order to alkalize your body and balance these levels, as it successfully fights acidity.
What’s more, wheatgrass contains the enzymes P4-D1 and D1-G1, which can effectively repair genetic makeup that has suffered damage due to x-rays or radioactivity.
Hence, you will benefit a lot if you incorporate wheatgrass into your diet. Namely, juicing is a great way to consume all nutrients from foods, as it “pre-digests” them for you.
Moreover, if you find it difficult to eat the recommended amounts of vegetables during the day, you will obtain the same results by drinking a vegetable juice.
Due to its bitter taste, you should combine wheatgrass with coconut water, bananas, and pineapples, and the taste of your drink will be delicious!
This is the recipe of this extremely healthy and nutritious green smoothie:
Pineapple and coconut Green Smoothie with Wheatgrass
- 4 ounces of juice from freshly juiced wheatgrass
- 2 cups pineapple, cubed
- 4 ounces coconut water
- 2 small bananas, peeled
- 1 cup baby spinach
Method of preparation:
In the blender, pour the wheatgrass juice, the coconut water, and add the peeled bananas and pineapple cubes. Eventually, add the spinach and blend for half a minute on high until you get the desired consistency.
For best results, consume the wheatgrass juice fresh, within 15 minutes of juicing.