Special Delivery: Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass: The Goddess in the Greenhouse.

Can you imagine my excitement yesterday when 140 oz of wheatgrass was delivered to my door? 70 days of increased energy and wellness at my fingertips! The joy I felt for the addition to my freezer officially pushed me the category of health-nut.

High in chlorophyll, beta carotene, and antioxidants this plant is praised by health addicts around the world for its potential health benefits which include immune boosting power, gray hair prevention,  detoxifying action, and improvement in digestion, blood, and skin condition. Amazing right? No wonder it has created such such a buzz. Juice bars are queuing into what for them could be substantial potential profits.

The health claims surrounding wheatgrass are controversial. Enough scientific research hasn’t been done to prove any of the claims (although studies on benefits to colon health seem promising.)  But after talking to many that seem to have benefited from the stuff, I decided to give it a shot. (That’s a wheatgrass pun for those of you who missed it… laugh now, you shoot wheatgrass juice back similar to tequila, well, kind of. Anyway, get it?…Well, whatever, I’m not a comedian…). So I conducted an experiment on myself. I have been throwing back the green liquid everyday for a little over a month now.

Here is what my self-experiment concluded. I love this stuff. One, because it appeals to my vanity.  My skin does look better, my hair is healthier and fuller, and I have more energy. I didn’t look that bad before, but I would say there is marked improvement. The claim that this could all be the placebo effect? I don’t agree but I also don’t care. If I, along with many people around the world, think that downing 2oz of this green stuff will make me feel better and I do,  I really only care about the fact that I do feel better. Eating green things in general just always seems to be a good idea, and this stuff is REALLY GREEN.

 If you have a grass allergy, then no, wheatgrass won’t be for you. If you think enough research hasn’t been done, then don’t drink it. I am just sharing my experience. If it worked for me, maybe it will help someone else. Wheatgrass is just one of the many things I do to keep myself feeling healthy, happy, and beautiful. Put it next to exercise, other healthy eating habits, breathing exercises, good friends, positive thinking, and laughing, learning and growing as often as possible. All of it is important. So if you don’t want to try wheatgrass, try something else.

I suggest writing down the things or habits that you do that seem to have a positive effect on your life. For whatever reason, many times we lose these habits and have to circle back to them. Having a list  will give you a good place to start when you veer off into other not so positive habits that leave you feeling not so healthy, happy, or beautiful. Think back to a time in your life when you felt really healthy. What were your habits at the time? What were you focused on? Can you bring any of those things into your life right now?

Anyway, meet me at the bar. I’ll be there at happy hour throwing back 2oz. of  the green goods. Cheers!


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