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Nutrition - Body Cleansing

Organic wheatgrass juice has a long tradition as a cleanser of blood, organs, and gastrointestinal tract. It contains saponin, a detergent factor which can help drain the lymphatic system, carrying away many toxins from the body cells. When an imbalance or injury exists, for example sore tendons or joints or degenerative diseases, there is a natural build up of mucous in the lymph particular to that area. This mucus is encapsulated, helping to ensure the proper flow of lyphatic fluid.

Wheatgrass juice helps to break down the mucous allows it to drain and thus helps to relieve pressure and aid healing.

Allergies and Sensitivities

Wheatgrass is different to wheat, as one is a green vegetable, the other a grain. The green vegetable grass contains no gluten and is therefore no more allergic than spinach or lettuce. In fact it contains anti-allergic factors. Since allergies are immune responses to toxic irritants, detoxification is crucial to any allergy treatment problem. (Steve Meyerowitz, 1998)

In the book Survival Into The 21st Century by Rev Viktoras Kulvinskas, MS, it states "In therapeutic amounts, wheatgrass juice will detoxify the body by increasing the elimination of hardened mucous, crystallised acids and solidified, decaying faecal matter. Its high enzyme content helps dissolve tumours. It is the fastest, surest way to eliminate internal waste and provide an optimum nutritional environment."

Kulvinskas adds "Wheatgrass juice is the nectar of rejuvenation, the plasma of youth, the blood of all life. The elements that are missing in your body's cells - especially enzymes, vitamins, hormones, and nucleic acids can be obtained from this daily green sunlight transfusion."

Anne Wigmore believes "Wheatgrass is not a cure, however, through scientific investigation and experimentation we have discovered that it furnishes the body with vital nourishment, which, when missing, yields sickness." (The Wheatgrass Book, 1989)

The movement for the human consumption of wheatgrass began in the western world in the 1930's and was initiated by Charles F Schnabel, known as the father of wheatgrass. He said "Fifteen pounds of wheatgrass is equivalent to 350 pounds of the choicest vegetables."