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Overview

Wheatgrass (baby wheat) juice is an extremely natural food. Since Dr Anne Wigmore rediscovered the nutritional qualities of wheatgrass juice in 1960, the juice has helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world overcome serious health problems. However wheatgrass juice is not a panacea. If you continue to consume processed foods, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, burned foods and other toxic substances that can make you ill, wheatgrass will help your system move towards a more alkaline and healthy one.

But if you were to cut out (or substaintially reduce) alcohol, tobacco and fried/fatty foods and consume a predominately (or entirely) raw food diet with organic wheatgrass juice, you will most likely experience a world of improvement.

What's in wheatgrass juice? Over 100 elements have been isolated and scientists have concluded that it is a complete food. Only 140g of fresh wheatgrass is the nutritional equivalent of 3 kg's of the choicest vegetables. The solid content of wheatgrass is approximately 70% chlorophyll, and the chlorophyll molecule in wheatgrass is almost identical to the haemoglobin molecule in human blood. The major difference is the central atom; iron in blood, magnesium in wheatgrass juice. Scientists believe that chlorophyll is the natural blood-building substance of all plant eaters and humans. In fact, in animals with severe induced anaemia, chlorophyll has been found to have the same fast blood-building effects as iron. Wheatgrass cells naturally contain more oxygen, which, when consumed, promotes clearer thinking and acts as a natural antioxidant.

Mineral Interaction Chart

The table1 below shows how minerals interact with each other. For example, reading from left to right, Calcium needs Boron (B), Chromium (Cr), Copper (Cu), Iron (Fe), Magnesium (Mg), Manganese (Mn), Phosphorus (P), Silicon (Si), Strontium (Sr) and Zinc (Zn).

Wheatgrass juice contains all twenty-one minerals.

Nutritional Elements
  B Ca Cr Co Cu Ge Fe Li Mg Mn Mo Ni P K Se Si Na Sr Sn V Zn
B (Boron)                                    
Ca (Calcium)                      
Cr (Chromium)                                  
Co (Cobalt)                                      
Cu (Copper)                          
Ge (Germanium)                                        
Fe (Iron)                      
Li (Lithium)                                        
Mg (Magnesium)                            
Mn (Manganese)                            
Mo (Molybdenum)                                  
Ni (Nickel)                                    
P (Phosphorus)                            
K (Potassium)                                    
Se (Selenium)                                    
Si (Silicon)                                    
Na (Sodium)                                      
Sr (Strontium)                                    
Sn (Tin)                                        
V (Vanadium)                                        
Zn (Zinc)            

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Wheatgrass juice also helps eliminate toxins stored in the body such as hardened mucus, crystallised fatty acids, fat deposits, calcification and solidified decaying faecal matter.

As we know, selenium is vital to help purge the body of toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic. Because of the age of the Australian continent, most Australian soil is deficient in selenium. For this reason, many farmers routinely supplement their stockfeed with selenium. Wheatgrass juice (and garlic, seaweed and onion) provides concentrated sources of selenium.

Because wheatgrass juice is an extremely powerful food you don't need to drink a lot. Start by drinking just 30ml per day on an empty stomach, and juiced in a proper slow-turning wheatgrass juicer. Drink the wheatgrass juice immediately. Always follow the wheatgrass juice with an equal amount of water (taken on its own can stress the kidneys).

If you find that you can drink 30ml comfortably, begin to consume 60ml or even more, every day.

Source: Dr Ronald Bradley, Hippocrates Health Centre of Australia