Wheatgrass, Barley Grass and other “cereal grasses”…these nutrient powerhouses are the young tender leaves of the wheat, barley, oat and rye plants. No other foods match the nutrient density of these organically-grown Green Superfood grasses. During their early stages of growth, these grasses are actually considered vegetables, not grains. Once they reach their nutritional peak (just before developing into a firm stalk), these grasses are harvested and pressed into juice, or low-temperature dehydrated into a whole food powder, which preserves all the nutrients and enzymes.
Green Superfoods like Cereal grasses are richer than ordinary vegetables in many nutrients, including antioxidants like beta-carotene. They’re also very rich in phytonutrients, and have what early researchers called ‘The Grass Juice Factor’. This unidentifiable ‘factor’ was consistent evidence that livestock and other animals raised with these ‘cereal grasses’ as part of their diets showed superior health and vitality when compared to animals raised on more conventional feeds. Prominent food scientists Charles Schnabel and Dr. George Kohler began researching the effects of these powerful foods in the 1920’s and 30’s. They discovered uniquely high amounts of diverse nutrients and food factors in the grasses, when compared to other vegetables. “15 lbs of wheat grass is equal in overall nutritional value to over 350 lbs of ordinary vegetables,’ said Schnabel.
After Schnabel and Kohler’s findings were recognized and endorsed by government agencies, dehydrated wheat grass tablets were the first ‘multivitamins’ sold nationwide, and were even prescribed by doctors for various ailments. It wasn’t until the chemical revolution in the 1950’s that consumers began forsaking nature’s nutrients in favor of manmade vitamins. But…results don’t lie, and over the last few decades there has fortunately been a renewed interest and appreciation for whole food nutrition, and green superfoods like cereal grasses.
Green Superfoods such as wheatgrass are an awesome addition to anyone’s daily diet. They are:
– Super-rich in Antioxidant beta carotene
– Source of Alkalizing trace minerals and Phytonutrients
– Big nutritional punch per gram vs. many common vegetables
Ultra-concentrated source of broad spectrum nutrients
When shopping for a wheatgrass / barley grass product / green foods product, there’s a few requirements you should have. A good green superfood product should:
-Use organically grown grasses
-Be concentrated and in a form easy to drink and digest
-Have a dark green look, a smooth rich texture, and a rich, ‘greens’ scent
-Be wild-crafted and all-natural, with no added synthetic ingredients
-Use no low cost fillers such as soy lecithin or apple pectin fiber
-Have additional support super-ingredients like spirulina and chlorella
In my opinion, green superfoods are the absolute best whole food supplement to your daily diet.
Remember, invest into your health, and your life will thank you!