Wheatgrass is a popular dietary supplement that packs a lot of vitamins and minerals in a small shot. Wheatgrass can be taken as a single “shot” on its own, mixed with water or juice, or blended into a smoothie. A type of young grass in the wheat family, wheatgrass has an incredibly concentrated amount of nutrients in a small amount of the fresh blades. Recognized as a powerful detoxifier and cleanser for the blood, wheatgrass is thought to support the immune system and organ functioning.
By alkalizing the blood and increasing red blood cell count, wheatgrass juice can lessen problems caused by over-acidity in the gastrointestinal tract or elsewhere in the body. This may improve digestion and boost metabolism. Its high chlorophyll content aerates the blood and it also contains anti-inflammatory enzymes.
Wheatgrass is available in soothing skin creams, but it is most commonly ingested as a juice. The juice can be fresh, frozen, powdered or in capsule form. The Red Radish Natural Foods carries freshly made wheatgrass shots, juiced from the live plant with a masticating juicer. This is the most desirable way to take wheatgrass, as juicing with a masticating juicer allows you to extract the most juice out of the living grass while, maintaining the highest nutrient content. The masticating juicer produces a juice that is easily absorbed into the blood once consumed.
Some people like to make their own wheatgrass shots. The Red Radish Natural Foods sells juicers and can special order flats of live wheatgrass so you can juice at home. A large flat can yield several shots of juice once the grass is about 6 inches tall.
While many like the very fresh, sweet, exhilarating taste of a wheatgrass juice shot on its own, you can also add it to a shake or smoothie, or ingest it in another form that has a milder taste. The Red Radish Natural Foods sells frozen wheatgrass shots and wheatgrass in powdered form, that you can add to any food or drink. Come check it out at our store in Neenah, Wisconsin and see for yourself what this super-powered detoxifier is all about!