To squeeze juice from our favourite fruits and to extract juice from our leafy greens, we use the juicer. We press our oranges, lemons, and other citrus fruits at home on this kitchen tool with a cone-shaped ridged centre for fresh doses of Vitamin C. We use the mechanical juice extractor for our herbs to help us get to our “detox” goals.
But what exactly is that wheatgrass juicer we keep hearing about? More than that, why is the wheatgrass juicer becoming a must-have kitchen gear, rightly beside the blender and even the microwave.
First, let us take a quick rundown on some wheatgrass facts. Wheatgrass, is the young grass of the common wheat plant, Triticum aestivum. Wheatgrass is a natural source of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. Its high chlorophyll composition nearly resembles our body’s haemoglobin. Its roots and stems can be used in herbal remedies after processing it through a wheatgrass juicer.
Wheatgrass has been known to alleviate conditions like the common cough and cold, fever, bronchitis, mouth and throat inflammations, and colitis, which is a bowel problem with an inflammation of the colon. However, there may be some precautions when it comes to integrating wheatgrass to general intake. With its several forms available in the market, a doctor must be consulted first when other medications are presently taken. You can never be sure these days, and you never know if some medicines may get in the way of wheatgrass benefits.
Wheatgrass today, is made easily accessible in the form of capsules, extracts, tablets, and tinctures. These kinds of wheatgrass are what I commonly refer to as commercial wheatgrass.
The big question is, why would you buy commercial wheatgrass when you can have the natural and real thing?
Get some seeds, soil and water, plant and after a few days you’ll have your own little wheatgrass garden. Simply harvest and cut these then stick it in your manual juicer.
With a wheatgrass juicer you can extract the juice, enzymes, fibre and other nutrients of each wheatgrass blade. Compared to high-speed electric wheatgrass juicers, it may look slower, but it definitely has its benefits.
Experts on nutrition and diet have long suspected electric and specifically centrifugal juice extractors to not have the same quality of extracted juice as that from a manual juicer. What’s more, recent designs have made the manual juicer really practical and simple to use. And contrary to popular belief, you won’t make up a sweat using a manual wheatgrass juicer as it’s extremely efficient at extraction.
With your wheatgrass juicer, you have the freedom to explore a lot of other healthy variations. Be it a salad dressing, smoothie, or tea. By eating, drinking, and refreshing the wheatgrass way, you become the expert to your own balanced diet, detoxification, enhancement of immune system, and repair of body tissues. All these are in your hands. And best of all get all the benefits of wheatgrass at home.
With your very own wheatgrass juicer, you can steer away from the commercialized wheatgrass, save money and go natural all the way, all the time.