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Thank you Joshua for an excellent post, I am glad I am subscribed. I couldn’t help quoting it here and encouraging people to visit his…hmm well I can’t find his blog…his site link goes to a website that sells cool raw food stuff and has a newsletter sign up link so I am guessing that will do it. Joshua if you are out there thanks, take care, and get your blog on!:
“Grass, it’s not just for cows any more
By Joshua Schmidt
That’s right, although the wheatgrass craze is a bit past its apex, it’s clear that its popularity is more than just a passing fad. Somehow, despite the fact that obesity is on the rise, the country is getting more interested in health. Now I could do an entire article on what I believe to be behind this dichotomy but for now trust me, they aren’t related. Cows are fat for other reasons.
So once again this will be basic stuff for a great many regulars in this community but it’s important to keep pulling in those who are just getting into this stuff. And because the whole Juicy Josh community is relatively new, I think the basics need to be laid out.
Some health enthusiasts believe wheatgrass to be the pinnacle of healthy living, going so far as to claim that 1 pound of wheatgrass is the nutritional equivalent of 25 pounds of choice vegetables. I wouldn’t go that far. But there’s solid evidence that wheatgrass is good for everything from fighting cancer (for a great documentary watch Crazy Sexy Cancer on TLC tonight, 8/30/07 at midnight) to preventing tooth decay. It is enormously rich in beta-carotene, the vitamins A, B, C, D, K, and E as well as many amino acids, such as lysine, tryptophane, and phenylalanine. But most importantly wheatgrass is one of the highest sources of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll strongly resembles the molecular structure of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein of red blood cells and this is probably the reason it is so beneficial. Essentially it helps in clearing drug deposits from the blood, it counteracts and purifies toxins, removes heavy metals stored in our tissue, and increases the enzyme level in our cells. All this amounts to the rejuvenation and preservation of our vital system.
Not to mention it gives you quite an energy kick. Almost makes me want to MOO…