Sunday, February 22, 2009

sweet green grass...

in constant continuation of my current heath kick... i recently bought wheatgrass powder.

i'm not about to claim to be knowledgeable about this product, but i will share the small amount that i have researched over the past few days...

in the ever popular bullet format...

- aids in the prevention of and fight against infections and improves the body's ability to heal wounds.
- helps removes heavy metals from the body.
- absorbs 92 out of the known 102 minerals from the soil.
- helps with skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis.
- chlorophyll in wheatgrass helps improve blood sugar disorders.
- helps eliminate body odours.
- the high magnesium content in chlorophyll builds enzymes that restore the sex hormones.
- helps prevent tooth decay.
- chlorophyll in wheatgrass helps purify the liver.
- arrests the growth of unfriendly bacteria.
- is an energiser for body and mind.
- great for constipation and keeping the bowels open.
- is non-allergenic.
- aids in the prevention and fight against cancer.

all good things. so, when i got home yesterday... i whipped up a smoothie, and added 2 tsps of the wheatgrass powder. and then this morning, when i woke up, i decided that i would start my day with a wheatgrass shot. i took 2 tsps of the powder, and mixed it with about 1.5 ounces of tropicana orange/mango/peach juice. mmmm....

i would also like to remind you that almost every episode of "private practice", addison drinks a wheatgrass smoothie. according to dell (who is training to be a midwife), he makes her a wheatgrass smoothie every morning. apparently addison is said to believe that wheatgrass “detoxifies, energizes and stimulates.”


  1. hi nikki!! so wheat grass powder?? it sounds great with all those benefits, my kids have, eczema and tooth issues...but how bad or good does it taste??
    great blog entries by the way!
    i too am on a "lifestyle change" and have been trying to loose some of that extra winter skin! check out the blog "dinner with julie" it is great for recipes!
    take it easy, maybe we can hook up some time?!

  2. jenn!!!
    it's so good to hear from you!
    the health food store in the fairview mall has wheatgrass powder... you can add it to anything! i mix it with a bit of juice or in a smoothie. it's wonderful!