Why Drink Wheatgrass?

Updated: Oct 6, 2021

I often find it difficult to get the requisite amount of fresh fruit and veggies into my diet. Especially today, with so many of the new diet crazes focusing so much on eating lots of protein and avoiding carbs. Little said about fruit and veggies. Did you know that drinking 2 ounces of wheatgrass is the equivalent of eating 2 pounds of dark leafy green vegetables?


How we do wheatgrass

At Welbeze, we offer fresh wheatgrass shots and drink mixes. Our wheatgrass is organically grown at Peace Weavers Organic Farm in Bath NY - www.peaceweaver.com. and harvested weekly. We use a state of the art juicer specifically designed to extract the full juice. Each shot is pulled fresh to-order and best to be absorbed by your body. Rather juice your own? - Order a pound for pick-up and we'll have it ready.


Our Wheatgrass Blends:

  • 2 oz. shot - gets the job done!

  • Face Melter - wheatgrass, lemon, ginger, cayenne, and oregano oil - if your crazy and like heat.

  • Blastoff - wheatgrass, apple juice, and lime over ice.- smooth and easy.

We can add an ounce or two of wheatgrass to any smoothie or fresh-squeezed juice but we enough you to simply drink it straight up to get the most bang for your buck!


Why drink wheatgrass?

​​In terms of vitamin and nutrient content, drinking 2 ounces of wheatgrass is the equivalent of eating 2 pounds of dark leafy green vegetables. If you’re having trouble getting the nutrients you need each day, wheatgrass is an excellent and effective way to increase your vitamin content. If you’ve been feeling fatigued, weaker than usual, having trouble concentrating, low in mood, having trouble regulating body temperature, irritability, or notice wounds taking longer than usual to heal, these are all signs that you may be lacking vital daily nutrients. While you should always talk to your doctor about health concerns, increasing your intake of vitamins and nutrients is a good step to take to promote good health and wellbeing.


What is wheatgrass?

Wheatgrass is the freshly sprouted leaves of Triticum aestivum, the common wheat plant. It’s harvested before the wheat seed blooms, which means that wheatgrass is gluten-free*. While some vendors use wheatgrass in a powdered or freeze-dried form, we only use fresh wheatgrass here at Welbeze. We juice our wheatgrass to order, so that you receive its benefits as directly as possible.

*Those with Celiacs or gluten intolerance should talk to their doctor and be cautious when consuming wheatgrass due to the risk of cross-contamination.


What is in wheatgrass?

Like most leafy green vegetables, wheatgrass contains chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins and enzymes. It’s also a source of potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium. There’s about 1 gram of protein in every ounce of wheatgrass juice.


Sources:

https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-1073/wheatgrass


Meyerowitz, Steve (April 1999). "Nutrition in Grass". Wheatgrass Nature's Finest Medicine: The Complete Guide to Using Grass Foods & Juices to Revitalize Your Health (6th ed.). Book Publishing Company. p. 53


Dr. Ramesh Babu Bodla (2011) “A study on wheat grass and its Nutritional value”. Food Science and Quality Management Vol. 2

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