Wheatgrass can help you get more from your life - more energy to be active, more confidence in your ability to stay healthy and more hours alert and awake each day to accomplish your goals in life. I am assuming you are reading this because you feel there is room for improvement in your health. Maybe you get worn out easily, wake up tired or in pain, or can't manage to drop those ten extra pounds by the end of the spring anymore. In any case, you're probably right: there is room for improvement in your health and wheatgrass juice could be your route to a healthier, happier life.
Millions of people, young and old, are drained of their energy by the end of a day, despite the fact that most of them walk less than two blocks and sleep eight to ten hours. Many middle-aged people accept the loss of youthful energy as an inevitable product of aging.
Do you have to settle for less energy at any age? No, you don't have to. Long-lasting fatigue is abnormal and is largely caused by a poor diet. Modern life demands a great deal of energy which cannot be adequately replenished by a nutritionally imbalanced diet. While a certain amount of fatigue after a long day of work is normal, when a night's rest doesn't leave you perfectly refreshed and recharged, there is a problem. If you wake up looking and feeling as tired as when you went to bed you are not getting what your body needs from your diet—or you are getting too many things you don't need and they are blocking your flow of energy.
Wheatgrass can help you restore a high energy level in two ways. First, by fulfilling nutritional deficiencies, and second, by removing wastes that clog your cells, blood, tissues, and organs. Each of us is the keeper of over ten trillion little batteries called cells. Like flashlight batteries, our cells hold a charge of electricity. In order for this charge to be strong and steady we need to have a steady supply of the proper nutrients, especially the high-quality minerals, vitamins, enzymes, and amino acids contained in wheatgrass juice. With the addition of wheatgrass and raw foods to your diet, your cells will store a maximum electrical charge, and you will have plenty of energy. At the same time, wheatgrass will help to release excess fats, mineral deposits, and proteins that are trapped in the organs of digestion and elimination, and in the blood, thus saving you energy that would otherwise be spent in your body's struggle to cleanse itself.
WHEATGRASS CAN LENGTHEN YOUR DAY:
One thing you may notice right away after beginning the wheatgrass is that you will need less sleep than you do now. Six hours of sleep—maybe even less—is adequate as long as it is deep and undisturbed sleep. Even though many people sleep in excess of eight hours a night, their sleep is chaotic and broken up by raids on the refrigerator and trips to the bathroom. These people often wake up feeling and looking exhausted. During sleep, the body goes on "automatic" and balances and re-energizes its cells. Ideally, a night's sleep of four to six hours, and an optional afternoon nap of an hour, will give your body plenty of time to renew and refresh itself. But when your body is overloaded with food, more than half of it consumed at the evening meal, your sleep will be more restless and less restful.
Whenever your cells are more out-of-balance, as often occurs during an illness, the more sleep you will need. Wheatgrass and other raw foods are light, clean foods that nourish and cleanse the body, whereas meats, cheeses, and sugared and processed foods are heavy and tend to congest and age our cells. After a few days of drinking and applying several ounces of wheatgrass juice, if you avoid heavy, clogging foods, your body's housecleaning burden will be reduced and one morning you will awaken from a short, deep, undisturbed sleep refreshed and renewed. As accumulated wastes and debris are removed, you will find that your energy and confidence will return.
Wheatgrass juice is perhaps the most powerful and safest healing aid. Not because it can attack and destroy bacteria or malignant cells, but because it has the ability to strengthen the whole body by bolstering its immune system. There are one or two "elements" responsible for the healing power of wheatgrass. The key factor is a unique combination of nutritional values, chemical values, and energetic attributes. The body's ability to fight illness is determined by the immune system. Through improving the health of the immune system, wheatgrass juice and other raw foods may increase the odds of your overcoming any kind of health problem. In contrast, modern medicines are taken to correct one symptom or another without effectively strengthening the overall state of health. Knowing this full well, Hippocrates, the father of medicine, stated, "The body heals itself; the physician is only nature's assistant."
The unique nourishing and cleansing properties of wheatgrass, make it an ideal ally in the battle against disease, including illnesses like heart disease and certain forms of cancer, especially those that lead to depressed immune response and the subsequent attack of the body by microbes or viruses. For anything, including wheatgrass and other raw foods, that strengthens the body and especially the immune system, can serve only to increase well-being.
PROTECTION FROM CITY BLUES:
Nearly every day one group of scientists exposes another chemical as a dangerous carcinogen, while another group of specialists creates one. Our air is unfit to breathe, our water too acid and polluted to drink, and thousands of acres of our topsoil are eroded each year. Many cities which were once the lifeblood of culture and the arts are slowly becoming huge concrete and electronic wastelands where people spend their days before hurrying home to the suburbs at night. But even in the suburbs, industrial pollution, auto exhaust, and toxic chemicals have taken their toll. It seems that unless we experience a major environmentally-based technological revolution, pollution and its attendant health risks will be here to stay. Fortunately, there is a sensible way to combat the "city blues." We can protect ourselves from environmental hazards by strengthening our internal defense. If our eliminatory processes work more efficiently, toxins that do enter the lungs and blood won't stay as long. Poisons that do linger can be more easily neutralized by a healthier liver. With fewer heavy foods in the diet, we can increase the amount of oxygen in the blood and ease the burden on the circulatory system. Then pollution will affect us less severely than it will strike people who remain heedless of their health. There is even evidence that wheatgrass can protect us from both low- and high-level radiation. Things are changing, however. The past few years have seen the first significant research on chlorophyll and wheat-grass since the 1940s, and all of the reports I have studied confirm that wheatgrass is a top-notch cleanser, builder, healer, protector, and rejuvenator of health. Few foods or medicines contain as many active live ingredients as wheat- grass. We cannot deny the fact that without wheatgrass and the other grasses that cover the earth, the human race could never have survived. Nor can we turn our backs on the amazing potential of wheatgrass as a superfood and medicine that is completely safe in any amount, and available to everybody for just pennies a day.
The following write-up is extracted and edited from 'The Wheatgrass Book' by Ann Wigmore. You can buy fresh Wheatgrass from www.pkdairy.com/products or order online on www.instamojo.com/pkDairy