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Why you need a wheatgrass juicer

Updated on October 31, 2010

Wheatgrass is harvested when it is about 3-4 weeks old

Fresh wheatgrass ready to be juiced
Fresh wheatgrass ready to be juiced

Everyone can benefit from fresh and healthy wheatgrass juice

If you are already conscious of what you eat, and you are already determined to improve your health by changing your eating habits, you may want to consider investing in a wheatgrass juicer.

Unlike a regular vegetable or fruit juicer, a wheatgrass juicer uses a very efficient and powerful mechanism which slowly squeezes the liquid out of the tough and fibrous grass stalks. Its motor is specifically made to crush the nutritious juice out of the wheatgrass without causing heating or aeration.

 So what is special about wheatgrass juice in the first place, and why bother with it? Here is why. Once squeezed, the juice is composed of 70% chlorophyll. This rich juice can be compared to the composition of our own blood, and it can help enhance the body’s resistance to diseases and illness.

 According to experts, consuming one pound of wheatgrass is the same as eating 23 pounds of fruits and vegetables. However, since wheatgrass is composed of fibrous material, it has to be liquefied before it is consumed. This is where the wheatgrass juicer plays an important role.

How will you choose the best wheatgrass juicer? Make sure that you buy the one with a strong motor. You can try the Wheateena Marvel Red Label Juicer; it has a motor that turns the blades at a speed no greater than 177 revolutions per minute (RPM), a pulp expulsion system that continuously clears itself and a self-feeding chute that saves considerable time. It runs smoothly and quietly. This brand is made in the United States and will cost you about $300 to $400.

If you want an inexpensive juicer, you can try a Miracle MJ-550ss, this one is rated highly by consumers. It is also electric, and has a 220-watt motor – it si also a good choice if you will be extracting juice from ordinary kinds of fruits and vegetables. This model is built of stainless steel, which means it is totally food safe and can be washed in a dishwasher to save you more time. Expect to pay about $200 for this electric wheatgrass juicer; not really a bad deal for a solid stainless steel kitchen appliance.

Once you have purchased a wheatgrass juicer, it’s time to start juicing. Many people like to try mixing wheat grass juice with other fruits and vegetables to come out with a tasty and healthy drink. At first you might find that straight wheatgrass juice is a bit too strong for you, and diluting it with something like apple juice or similar is a good way to get it down easily.

A popular wheatgrass juice recipe is combining 5 celery stalks, 5 spinach leaves, a cup of parsley, a dose of wheatgrass and half a cup of water. Make sure that you wash all the ingredients, then toss them into your wheatgrass juicer and extract them.

The taste of the juice does take a bit of getting used to, but it really can work wonders for your body.

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