Wheatgrass juicing produces the green gold of health food supplements: wheatgrass juice rich in chlorophyll, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. There is nothing else like it. Wheatgrass juice can help alkalize and oxygenate the blood, suppress appetite, regulate the thyroid, boost the immune system, and even attack cancer.
To juice wheatgrass at home, you’ll need wheatgrass and a wheatgrass juicer. It is important to buy a juicer specialized to work with wheatgrass. Most juicers on the market are made for dense fruits and vegetables and won’t work with wheatgrass. Centrifugal juicers work at high speeds and, not only will they do an inefficient job at extracting wheatgrass juice, but they will also get clogged when trying to juice wheatgrass.
Both manual and electric wheatgrass juicers act more like presses than fast-paced vegetable juicers do. They work slowly and efficiently to squeeze out the most juice with the least damage to enzymes and nutrients. What is left is an unsurpassed energy drink rich in nutrients and benefits. To find the right kind of juicer to juice wheatgrass, make sure it says it will juice wheatgrass on the label. Sometimes, wheatgrass juicers will also juice other fruits and vegetables, but you cannot be sure a regular juicer will work well for juicing wheatgrass.
Manual wheatgrass juicers sometimes look a little like meat grinders and they work on a similar principle. They work to destroy cell walls while retaining optimum nutrients in the resulting juice. Masticating juicers are electric wheatgrass juicers that grind the wheatgrass to a pulp within the juicer and release wheatgrass juice.
There are benefits and drawbacks to weigh when choosing a juicer, but they all produce the same end product: unparalleled nutrition and protection from disease in the perfect food, wheatgrass juice.
Proper juicing can result in effective weight loss. To learn more see: Diet and Juicing
Written by S. Kumar
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