What is Wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass is a superfood extracted from the wheat plant.
Wheatgrass contains all essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, and it’s one of nature’s greatest medicines. 1 ounce of wheatgrass juice has the same nutritional value as 2.5 pounds of local, organic vegetables.
Wheatgrass juice contains every nutrient necessary to sustain life. There are 8 essential amino acids that must come from food, because the body can’t make them itself— and wheatgrass contains all of them. It also contains Vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, l and K; and every mineral known to man. Altogether, our organic wheatgrass shots contain 17 amino acids and over 100 essential elements.
In addition to its robust nutritional profile, wheatgrass is also one of the best known sources of chlorophyll, a powerful natural healer. The liquid chlorophyll in fresh wheatgrass juice oxygenates your blood and balances its pH. This allows it to heal wounds, purify toxins, and fight unfriendly bacteria. Wheatgrass shots contain up to 70% chlorophyll.
Studies have shown that wheatgrass increases your red blood-cell count; cleanses your blood, organs and gastrointestinal tract; relieves peptic ulcers, ulcerative colitis, and other gastrointestinal issues; and detoxifies your liver. It has also been found to improve digestion, acne, dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, asthma, high blood pressure, pancreas and blood sugar problems, issues with thyroid and metabolism, arthritis, heavy metal toxicity, and even cancer.
Everyone could benefit from a daily shot (or more!) of wheatgrass juice, but buying and maintaining a wheatgrass juicer at home can be prohibitively expensive and time-consuming. Pre-packaged shots may seem like a simpler solution, but they lack the enzymes, chlorophyll, and many of the nutrients that are present in fresh juice. To receive the full health benefits of wheatgrass, you need to drink shots within 20 minutes of when they were juiced.
This is where the Alternative Market’s new Organic Juice Bar comes in!
Experience all the benefits of wheatgrass with none of the hassle. Stop by the Market any time between 10am and 6pm, Monday through Saturday, and ask us to make you one of our $2.00 fresh, organic wheatgrass shots.