Something so supremely simple as grass can give us a lifetime of better health. I hope to convince you to use it as food, medicine and an overall tonic for various ailments. Of course, nothing can replace a sound diet, exercise, and a positive attitude, but wheat grass will give added strength to combat life’s pitfalls.
Much of the degeneration and illness we suffer is from the lack of life and vitality in our foods. Yes, even us vegetarians have terrible diets. You must have a diet of live foods to survive; as soon as you cook something it dies, killing all the enzymes and many vitamins and mineral needed to be healthy. Wheat grass is full of enzymes, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. AND, as Jim Corcoran swears -- by phytonutrients.
One of the most important and amazing ingredients in wheatgrass is chlorophyll. It is, in essence, liquid energy from the sun. It is the life force that nature uses to explode plants into greenery every Spring, plant blood. Chlorophyll cleans the blood, increases the function of the heart, improves colon functioning. It is practically identical to human blood except that magnesium is in its nucleus instead of iron.
Now many of you know that I’m the green drink lady because I am trying to get all of you to drink a green tonic every day. Many people who have done this drink them religiously since I began talking about it, and have commented to me that they are now feeling healthier and are seeing improvement in health concerns. Why not make your green drink even more powerful by adding your own wheatgrass to the juice each day? It is very powerful and incredibly easy to make. Here’s what you do:
|1. Buy bulk wheatberries at Whole Foods. They are very cheap.|
|2. Wash then soak a portion of the berries in a jar for 12 hours. The jar should be tilted at a 45 degree angle. The amount you use depends on how big of a tray of grass you want. The sprouts should have what looks like little white tails sticking out of each seed. If there is a bad smell or any mold start over. Don’t put the jar in the sun.|
|3. Using a plastic tray about 1 ½ in. deep put in about an inch of topsoil, mixed with peat moss, from your organic garden, (no chemicals please), or buy a bag of soil and peat. You can add a tablespoon of Kelp powder to give trace minerals to the soil, too.|
|4. Spread the seeds out on the top of the soil, do not cover them. The seeds should be touching each other very closely.|
|5. Spray the seeds with water to make them damp, not swampy.|
|6. Take a second tray and cover the seeds for two to three days, keeping it moist and dark.|
|7. Uncover the tray when the grass is about one inch high and put in indirect sun light. If you see mold start over. Try less water next time.|
|8. Water every day and the grass will be ready when it is 7 to 10 inches tall. I keep mine out on my deck where it gets lots of indirect light. You can grow it inside in the winter too.|
|9. Cut a portion of the grass as close to the soil as you can and put it in your green drink with your other greens to juice.|
Now you have a very powerful mineral substance to drink that will give you nothing but vitality and energy. A small investment in time and effort will help you on the road to perfect health and long life. If you have any problem with growing wheatgrass, please email me with your questions and I’ll be happy to reply.
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