Using a wheat grass juicer, you can harvest the bountiful antioxidants from wheatgrass in your very own home.
A wheat grass juicer is a handy machine to take grass grown from a wheatgrass kit
or in your garden, and extract the healthy, edible nutrition. Grass is normally indigestible by humans. The cells of the plant are too rigid for our bodies to digest. Even a cow has a specialized digestive system to allow it to eat grass. By using a wheatgrass juicer, you can get to the live enzymes, vitamins and antioxidants
stored in the plant.
Why would you need a wheat grass juicer?
Well, the answer to that is you want the benefits of the juice but in the convenience of your home. There are 2 kinds of wheatgrass juicers. A manual and an electric kind. The manual one, you attach to a sturdy table. You harvest the grass from your kit or garden by cutting it about 1/2 an inch above the soil. You then feed it into the machine and out comes the juice. The manual kind you have to crank with one hand and feed with the other (or get a helper). The electric kind are much easier to use but require more cleanup. It is important to make sure that if you chose an electric wheat grass juice machine, that the machine not heat the juice. Too much heat will destroy the live enzymes in the juice. When you get the antioxidant loaded juice, it is suggested that you dilute it with 5 to 8 parts clean filtered water. This is because it has a cleansing effect on your digestive system. You want to start at a mild dosage and increase it gradually. Always drink the juice within 30 minutes for maximum effect. After that time, the juice begins to lose its effectiveness.