February 18, 2012 Categories: Superfood
The study of foods like wheatgrass and barley grass for their health benefits date back to the 1920s here in the US. Two prominent food researchers, Charles Schnabel and Dr. George Kohler, noticed superior results from these foods when fed to animals and humans, even when compared to other leafy green vegetables. Schnabel said, “15 pounds of wheat grass is equal in overall nutritional value to over 350 pounds of ordinary vegetables.”
These grasses are the young tender leaves of their respective plants; wheat grass eventually becomes the grain, wheat. But while it’s a young grass, it’s a vegetable, and a very rich one at that. It doesn’t contain gluten (the sometimes allergenic accelerator in wheat), it’s rich in beta-carotene, and has a very complete nutritional profile, including many trace minerals that are rare in our diets today. These grasses are also superior to other vegetables, because they can be grown organically without the use of pesticides or fertilizer. Richer soil = richer food.
I’ve mentioned before that animals intake green grasses produce much healthier meat and milk than livestock intake nutritionally inferior grain. The same logic applies to us. These grasses are so packed with nutrients, that food scientists began gently dehydrating them into powder, and marketing them as a sort of primitive multivitamin in the 1930s (this was before mass market megavitamins were available). These grass powders and tablets were acquirable at drug stores, and even prescribed by doctors. People experienced awesome results, like resistance to the cold and flu, increased energy and vitality. Since then, green superfoods like wheatgrass have been studied and revered worldwide for their superior nutrient density and health benefits.
For more info on organic wheatgrass and green superfoods, visit http://www.harvestnutrition.com/.
Wheatgrass Health Benefits, “America’s 1st Multivitamin”
Aaron Hughes is a whole foods nutrition researcher, and is the founder/president of Harvest Nutrition LLC. Find the ideal Green Superfoods and other nutritional resources at http://www.harvestnutrition.com/.
After battling debilitating fatigue and illness a few years ago, he started to take a more traditional diet, rich in nutrients that are absent in modern processed foods. Through easy lifestyle and dietary changes he regained his health, and now is on a mission to inspire lasting change in people’s lives through superior nutrition.
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