I stumbled into Jamba Juice excited to get my morning smoothie, and to start my nutritional journey to awesomeness. I look behind Sierra, who is my smoothie Yoda, and there is a patch of grass... literally a patch of beautiful green grass. Now to be honest, I have heard of wheat grass, and I have heard of the health benefits. I just thought it was something health conscious hippies smoked before a Grateful Dead concert. Or maybe something ultra marathon runners digested instead of real food! It turns out it is a super-food packed with amazing benefits.
WHY WHEATGRASS? (taken from www.hippocratesinst.org)
"Wheatgrass juice is nature’s finest medicine. It is a powerful concentrated
liquid nutrient. Two ounces of wheatgrass juice has the nutritional equivalent of five pounds of the best raw organic vegetables. For example, wheatgrass has twice the amount of Vitamin A as carrots and is higher in Vitamin C than oranges! It contains the full spectrum of B vitamins, as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium and potassium in a balanced ratio. Wheatgrass is a complete source of protein, supplying all of the essential amino acids, and more. It has about 20% of total calories coming from protein. This protein is in the form of poly peptides, simpler and shorter chains of amino acids that the body uses more efficiently in the blood stream and tissues."
In addition to flooding the body with therapeutic dosages of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, and phytonutrients, wheatgrass is also a powerful detoxifier, especially of the liver and blood.
So to be clear, wheat grass is amazing. I felt the most real and authentic shift in mood, energy, and mental clarity. This comes from eliminating my fatty foods and embracing both my morning Jamba Juices "Apples N Charge," and a double shot of wheat grass. I do want to stress that it taste like you would think wheat grass taste like, so have an orange for a chaser. Trust me.
Before I began my Jamba Juice regimen I had some Jamba, went to the gym, and went home to pizza night. I was feeling great, and as soon as I digested some of that pizza it was like an internal car wreck. Within 20 minutes I felt sluggish and tired. It was truly the first time I felt an obvious shift in the kind of fuel I feed my body. I became a wheat grass disciple at that moment, and have made them a part of my daily routine, well every other day routine!
Trust me and try it!