Juicing is an important detoxification, we can do for our bodies. Everyday we are bombarded with toxins coming from our environment.

World Wild Life is an organization that helps preserve world’s biodiversity by reducing the amount of global footprint. They have found that since 1930, the world’s chemical production have increased dramatically, 400 fold. These chemicals can travel through air, water, and can be accumulated by plants, animals and human beings. Man can ingest it through food or water, and even absorb it through its largest organ, the skin. It can disrupt many bodily processes, create hormonal imbalance, damage DNA, and cause cancer.

And many Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) have found its way to our very homes. Environmental Working Group (EWG) has found substances in more than 2,000 home cleaning products in the US to cause health problems, such as asthma, cancer, reproductive and developmental toxicity, allergies and irritations, even causes burns and poisoning.

Everyday, we obtain many hits of cancer-causing agents. That’s why it’s important not only be aware of what products we use at home, but also what we put in our bodies. Detoxification is one way to eliminate many of the toxins bioaccumulated in our system.  And juicing is one effective way to do that. It not only cleanses but nourishes our system.

Wheat grass and barley grass, have been extensively researched. These are two powerful, nutrient-packed green grass. You take it in a powder form, but the nutrients however becomes more bioavailable when it is freshly juiced. You can mix it with apples, cucumber, lemons, kale and celery. But even just an ounce shot of wheat grass juice is equivalent to the nutrient content of 20 pounds fruits and vegetables. Powerful! It’s rich in vitamins and minerals, essential amino acids, enzymes, chlorophyll and a plant steroid (betasitosterol). Wheat grass is a great blood detoxifier!

But for others who are allergic to wheat, there is a great option, barley grass. Barley grass, though on a bitter side compared to the slight sweetness of wheat grass, produce less gastric symptoms. It is considered to have more calcium (11x) than cow’s milk, more potassium (5x) than spinach, and more vitamin C (7x) than oranges, and has 80 mg of vitamin B12 per 100 grams.

These two are the Super Grass!

Start juicing today, and give your system a good spring cleaning!

 

Myrtle Pettit is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist. She finished her Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Nutrition at Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA. Furthermore, her drive to combine theory and practice led her to Living Light Culinary Institute, Fort Bragg, CA, to be certified as a Raw Food Chef and Instructor. She also holds a Master Food Preserver from Cornell University. Myrtle offers one on one consultation, provides health lectures, seminars, and healthy cooking classes to promote a healthier lifestyle. She’s very supportive of her students’ journey to health in every stage.