I don't grow my own wheatgrass, but today I was in a health shop (pretty discouraged, everything is processed! ...the hell?!) and I bought a wheat grass shot. Then I went to the mall (I'm not really a shopper but The Girls need a new bra) and was really nauseated.
I had a full LFV raw breakfast of about 470 calories, at least 2 L of water, so I don't know if it was the wheatgrass, or the perfume samples wafting through the mall.
I normally have a stomach of iron. All I could think was "Please don't let me lose this $4 shot of wheat grass on the floor of the mall."
Also what are the nutritional stats for wheatgrass juice? Not on the cron-o-meter.
I never had wheatgrass and I probably never will:)
It's just not appealing to me.. I'd most likely throw up from it:)
Any time I've tried to drink Wheatgrass Juice I simply couldn't swallow it unless I held my nose, closed my eyes, and thought about something else. Then after swallowing it I would have to spend the next 30 minutes or more fighting and resisting the urge to throw-up due to the extremely strong and pungent after-taste.
Wheatgrass Juice is EASILY the worst tasting thing that I have experienced in raw foods! So bad in fact that even if all the hype about Wheatgrass Juice being a "Longevity" food was true I'm not so sure that I would want to live to be 150 years old if I have to drink Wheatgrass Juice on a regular basis for the rest of my life.
sorry, it's bunk. Gram for gram, spinach far exceeds wheatgrass.
8x the calcium
6x the magnesium
10x the potassium
15X the vitamin C
43x the vitamin A
8x the chlorophyll (if anybody still actually cares about that)
+ juicing has it's own problems
With a few exceptions, it is preferable to consume the whole food rather than to extract part of it and drink it. Drinking fruit or carrot juice without the pulp being present to slow the absorption rate of the nutrients can spike the blood sugar and throw your blood chemistry out of balance. It is far better to consume the whole fruit. One exception is fresh-squeezed citrus fruits, since a significant portion of the pulp is generally retained with the juice. The other "exceptions" are to blend fruits such as melons, and to make smoothies out of various fruits like bananas and strawberries. Liquefying the entire fruit in a blender turns it into a juice or a thick smoothie, while keeping the entire nutritional package together. Blending whole tomato, celery and orange together makes a thick, tasty, salad dressing.
Ednshell, your logic is faulty. First off, spinach is also extremely healthy and is one of my favorite foods. Just because spinach contains, say, more vitamin C than wheatgrass does not take anything away from the validity of consuming wheatgrass. Secondly, wheatgrass contains more protein, vitamin E, vitamin B12 and phosphorous than spinach. If you want to be intellectually honest you would have mentioned that.
In addition, just because something has "more" doesn't necessarily mean "better". I only mentioned that wheatgrass has more of certain nutrients than spinach to counter your argument, not to argue that wheatgrass is healthier than spinach. Furthermore, I don't see how you can say spinach has 8x more chlorophyll than wheatgrass, since wheatgrass itself is 70% chrlorophyll (minus the water).
You copied a paragraph that says juicing fruits and vegetables presents problems. This says nothing of juicing grasses and therefore is completely besides the point. I prefer smoothies over juicing for my fruits and veggies, but am obviously not going to throw wheatgrass in my smoothies.
In summary, by dissing something as healthy as wheatgrass by comparing it to something that is also extremely healthly is illogical and doesn't do anyone any good. If you don't like wheatgrass that is up to you, but saying "it's bunk" (whatever "it" is) is simply ignorant.
Salt water on the wheatgrass?
I juice 8 oz/day, grow my own. I'd never poison it with salt--have not felt a need to in the 35 years of WGJ.
sorry to go back to that part about juices compared to whole fruit, but i get confused easily....does that paragraph mean that we are allowed to drink pure orange juice or not allowed? because i love orange juice and thought it was ok to drink it on 811 :'(