Ann Wigmore grew up in Lithuania, under the care of a grandmother who enjoyed far and wide known for its herbal knowledge. Wigmore remembers how she went along with her grandmother on the road to find the plants in forest and swamp she needed.
As an adult, she emigrated to America, health concerns, and then began experimenting with herbs. She remembered how excited her Lithuanian grandmother had been the use of grasses.
And so she began to cultivate all kinds of grasses and grains to make juice with it. The wheatgrass juice they drank improved her health. Wigmore wrote: "Was I in advance by exhaustion and nervousness not been able to work more than a few hours per day, the wheat grass seemed to bring me agility and energy."
This young shoots of barley and wheat has been known for decades that they contain an exceptional wealth of phytochemicals. In addition to vitami-nes as carotenoids, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin E and folic acid, and minerals such as calcium and iron is especially the high content of enzymes and chlorophyll remarkable.
That barley - and wheat grass is harvested to make them juice or supplements. The juice has a particularly strong antioxidant effects. The enzymes like superoxide dismutase and catalase, concerns, and together with the antioxidant vitamins A, C and E before they free radicals slows down, helps protect against premature aging and chronic aandoe-tions like heart disease, rheumatic diseases, tumors and al-lergieën.
Modern man is increasingly the way, exposed to free radicals through the environment and the food, which he can use extra protection. It is also proven by the enzymes of the func-tion of infection-fighting white blood cells gestimu-taught and thus increases the body's resistance.
Then the light sprouted wheat evenly spread material on a layer of potting soil, press slightly and cover with a few layers of damp paper towel and a temporary layer of plastic on top.
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