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How To Grow Wheatgrass At Home?

Updated on May 1, 2020
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An author of the book Aggregate 50, a fitness enthusiast who believes in healthy living and healthy thinking.

Health And Challenges

Staying healthy and fit is the buzz of the era.

From espousing exercise to changing food habits many people are changing their lifestyles to achieve their goal of fitness.

But how many of us really eat healthily, is a million-dollar question.

Packed calendars, never-ending deadlines, dominating work culture are the reality of life which in turn makes our life miserable.

While running behind the busy clock by wearing a sharp dress we are overlooking our sharp body requirements. The outcome is, most of us are falling in the trap of costly hospital bills.

Another challenge is only a few people have enough understanding of what they are consuming. Advertisements are all around us, and they vary greatly in their attempts to attract consumers, manipulating the fake things into reality, and baffling our minds to take a correct decision.

Here I am suggesting a healthy juice that will not only help in improving your immunity but also an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals. The best part is, you can easily grow and prepare this miracle drink at home.

This is nothing but the wheatgrass juice.

In this article, I will discuss what is wheatgrass, how we can plant them at home without soil, and what are the benefits of consuming wheatgrass juice. So guys stay tuned and keep reading.


A Tray Of Wheatgrass
A Tray Of Wheatgrass | Source

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What is Wheatgrass Juice?

Wheatgrass juice is prepared from the freshly sprouted leaves of the common wheat plant, Triticum aestivum. It is packed with healthy nutrients and acts as a super food.

Wheat seeds
Wheat seeds | Source

Process Of Planting The Wheatgrass At Home.

For planting the wheatgrass at home neither you need a huge land or terrace nor a huge investment. As most of us are living in a concrete jungle getting soil is a dream. You can use your balconies and even your window sills to grow this grass all you need is sunlight, a flat tray, wheat seeds, and coconut coir if you want to plant it without the soil. Coconut coir helps the roots to hold it tightly while growing.

Procedure:

  1. Take 1 cup of wheat seeds for a 20 cm tray.
  2. Rinse it in lukewarm water then drain the water. After a thorough draining of the rinse water.
  3. Soak the seeds in water for a day. After this, you will notice the seeds are a little swollen.
  4. Then drain the water again.
  5. The next step is to wrap the wet seeds in a cheesecloth or any thin cotton cloth and sprinkle some water on it so that it didn't get dried up and put it on room temperature away from the direct sunlight.
  6. After 48 hours you will notice fresh white sprouts of wheat.
  7. Cover the bottom of the tray with about 2 cm of coconut coir then spread the sprouts on it. The benefits of adding coconut coir are it will keep the surface fungus free.
  8. Now sprinkle some water and keep it under the sun. Make sure that the surface of the tray should not have standing water. Just keep the surface damp not soggy otherwise it will kill the plant.

Caring for wheatgrass is fairly simple, and within 10 days you’ll have a fresh harvest of healthy, delicious sprouts.

Benefits Of Drinking Wheatgrass Juice

  • Clear and healthier Skin: It has chlorophyll which helps to purify the blood; when the blood is cleaner, it is better equipped to protect the body and it also helps to carry oxygen around the body more efficiently, which has the external effect of fresher, healthier-looking skin.
  • Detoxify the body: The chlorophyll content helps in cleaning the toxic elements of the body hence helps the lungs to function well.
  • Helps in proper digestion: It helps in the break down of the food and the enzyme present in it helps in absorbing the nutrients which leads to the proper functioning of the digestive system.
  • It acts as a defense system for the body: It helps in boosting the immune system of the body hence acts as a defense system.
  • Helpful after chemotherapy treatment: It helps to get rid of the side effects of chemotherapy by detoxifying the body.
  • Lowers blood pressure: Many studies claim that it helps in lowering the cholesterol level as well as blood pressure.
  • Helps in weight loss: As it helps in proper digestion of food as well as has low-fat content consuming this cooperates in weight loss.

How To Prepare The Wheatgrass Juice?

Making of this miracle juice is quite easy.

Cut a bunch of fresh wheatgrass leaves rinse it in water then blend it in a mixer grinder by adding water. You can add little sugar as per your preference. Then filter it. Your wheatgrass juice is ready.

You can also prepare it with other fruit juices according to your taste.

Fresh leaves Of Wheatgrass
Fresh leaves Of Wheatgrass | Source

Wheatgrass is braced with a powerful combination of nutrients that make it extremely useful to your health. It has many therapeutic benefits and is known as complete nourishment. The extensive combination of vitamins and nutrients may make wheatgrass an exceptional choice to enhance your well-being. Wheatgrass has antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Please ask your doctor before consuming it if you have any allergies or health issues. Personally, this drink helped me a lot in gaining nutrition. I love the taste of the juice without adding anything.

Please ask your doctor before consuming it if you have any allergies or health issues. Personally, this drink helped me a lot in gaining nutrition. I love the taste of the juice without adding anything.

© 2020 Suchismita Pradhan

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    • AndazeAkash profile image

      AndazeAkash 

      2 months ago

      Immunity is very important for everyone because we can not survive, if we have a lack of immunity. An informative article with beautiful pictures.

    • nitinkhaire profile image

      Nitin Khaire 

      2 months ago from Mumbai

      You are right, Suchi, health is important always and more so in the times we are living in today. Thank you for a great and informative article. Wheatgrass has so many benefits and you have highlighted many of those. It's good to know how to prepare it at home.

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      Suchismita Pradhan 

      2 months ago from India

      Natural remedies are always better .Thanks for your comment Prateek.

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      Prateek Jain 

      3 months ago from Madhya Pradesh, India

      I certainly avoid having drug medicines and use more natural resources to remain active and healthy. This is a wonderful article very well presented.

    • Suchismita pradhan profile imageAUTHOR

      Suchismita Pradhan 

      3 months ago from India

      Thanks Scull

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      JC Scull 

      3 months ago from Gainesville, Florida

      Very good article.

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      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      5 months ago from South India

      Natural tonics are the best for our physiology than processed tonics from the pharmacy. Many essential amino acids and minerals and rare and unique phytochemicals required for the young ones and mothers of kids are available in instantly prepared juice. Very nice article, Ms Suchismita.

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      Liz Westwood 

      5 months ago from UK

      I had heard of the benefits of wheatgrass juice, but I had not thought of growing it myself.

    • Suchismita pradhan profile imageAUTHOR

      Suchismita Pradhan 

      5 months ago from India

      Thanks Niks,Iam glad you liked it.

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      Niks 

      5 months ago from India

      Those who are health conscious must know the virtue of wheatgrass juice. A good explanatory article describing the benefits of wheatgrass along with quality pictures.

    • Suchismita pradhan profile imageAUTHOR

      Suchismita Pradhan 

      5 months ago from India

      Thanks Raymond for stoping by,it is always advisable to take the fresh juice.Freezing and storage of juices significantly reduce the level chlorophylls, carotenoids, antioxidant, and catalase activity.

    • Suchismita pradhan profile imageAUTHOR

      Suchismita Pradhan 

      5 months ago from India

      Yes, Prantika this plant is a miraculous plant and does wonder to our body when included in our daily diet.

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      Suchismita Pradhan 

      5 months ago from India

      Thanks Eric for stopping by. You can buy the seeds from Amazon.I have mentioned the link in my article.

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      Raymond Philippe 

      5 months ago from The Netherlands

      I use wheatgrass powder in my morning shake. But I understand it isn”t as potent as fresh wheatgrass. I think I might consider frozen juice as I am not very successful in growing stuff. Do you think frozen wheatgrass juice could be a good alternative if you want the benefits you described?

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      Prantika Samanta 

      5 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you for sharing such an informative article. Great to know that it offers so many benefits and has high nutritional value. The plant can be grown and maintained at home easily. I'm definitely going to include this juice in my diet.

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      Eric Dierker 

      5 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks I will start today. Where or what kind of place do we get the seeds?

    • Suchismita pradhan profile imageAUTHOR

      Suchismita Pradhan 

      5 months ago from India

      Thanks Devika,Iam glad you liked it.Try this wonderful juice it has many nutrients and vitamins that are beneficial for our health.

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      Devika Primić 

      5 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Wheat grass juice is unique to me and sounds a great idea. I like the benefits and hope to try it. Your information is useful and always a well-researched hub from you. The introduction is to the point.

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