How To Grow Your Own Organic Wheatgrass At Home (The Most Alkalizing Food You Should Be Eating Every Day!)

Wheatgrass is the latest trend in healthy living.

Wheatgrass is not the same kind of grass that grows on your lawn. Instead, it’s the young sprouts of the wheat plant.

These sprouts contain high amounts of powerful antioxidants and essential nutrients.

Wheatgrass contains proteins, fibers and antioxidants. It also contains vitamins A, B6, C, E and K as well as potassium, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, zinc, iron, copper, manganese and selenium. Besides all these nutrients, wheatgrass is also rich in chlorophyll, a substance with the same chemical structure like hemoglobin, a protein that helps red blood cells carry oxygen to the body’s tissues.

Because of its close similarity to hemoglobin, it is believed that chlorophyll helps increase oxygen concentration in the blood. A study published in 2004  found that patients with a blood disorder called thalassemia required fewer blood transfusions when given wheatgrass daily.

Wheatgrass fights cancer

Wheatgrass is essential component of the alkaline diet which fights both inflammation and cancer by alkalizing the body. Also wheatgrass is very helpful in the treatment against ulcerative colitis and for liver and colon cancer.

Is it gluten-free?

Gluten is present only in the seed kernel, not in the stems or leaves.

Wheatgrass doesn’t contain gluten because these cereal grasses are harvested prior to jointing, before the grain forms and any gluten is present.

Gluten is present only in the seed kernel, not in the stems or leaves.

How to take wheatgrass

Wheatgrass can be purchased as fresh juice or easy to use powder and capsules.The recommended daily amount of wheatgrass is: 1-2 ounces of fresh juice, 1 tablespoon of wheatgrass powder 1-3 times a day, or 7-10 wheatgrass capsules daily.

How to grow your own wheatgrass

Here’s what you need to grow  your own wheatgrass at home:

  • Organic winter wheat seeds or wheat berries;
  • Fine mesh strainer;
  • A clean cotton towel;
  • A large glass bowl;
  • A medium-sized sprouting tray.

Instructions:

1.First rinse the seeds with cold water using your strainer. The quantity depends on the size of your strainer.

2. Place them in a bowl in the morning, then pour filtered water over them and soak them for 8-12 hours.

3.In the night rinse them well and let them drain by placing the strainer in your empty glass bowl and cover with a towel.

4.Repeat the rinsing process every morning and evening for 3 days, until you see them sprouting. On the last evening, prepare the sprouting tray and spread the sprouts evenly along the tier.

5.On the third evening, prepare the sprouting tray and spread the sprouts evenly along the tier.

6.Now mix two tablespoons of baking soda in a standard spray bottle filled with warm water, and then spray the sprouts in order to keep them mold-free.

7.Cover your tray with a thick towel or lid until the second or third day of sprouting and keep it in direct sunlight.

8.Spray them once a day, and in few days you will have healthy, long sprouts to harvest!

Enjoy in your own wheatgrass!

source:dailyhealthpost.com

 

 

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