Monthly Archives: February 2010

Wheatgrass Juice

Wheatgrass can offer you many benefits.  First it is an energizer.  Second it is nutritious.  Third, it is a body builder.   And lastly it helps cleanses the body and helps weight control.

Some believe that wheatgrass helps prevent cancer, lower blood pressure, is a natural energy stimulate equivalent to coffee or caffeine but without the crash.  Wheatgrass also gives better complexion and a healthy grow associate with physical fitness.  The slowing of graying hair is also to be a benefit of consuming wheatgrass.

The best way and cheapest way to take advantage of the benefit of wheatgrass is to get a home grown kit so that you can grow it at home with relative ease and put it in your blender and drink it on a daily basis.

It takes about 10 days to grow.  All you have to do is set up the kit and add water.  You can make the wheatgrass with other fruits to create exotic cocktails.  Whatever you eventually decide to do the benefits and results will be immediately felt and seen by others.

Wheatgrass provides chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes.  Some people consumers grow and juice wheatgrass in their homes.

It is often found in popular juice bars, alone or in mixed fruits and/or vegetable drinks.

Food Labels

You need to read the labels carefully to make sure you get what you are looking for.  Its no secret that the healthiest foods are not what sells the most because they lack the proper marketing powers.

Its the job of the consumer to explain food labels to see if they are buying what they want.

For example,

Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential component of a healthy diet, but that doesn’t mean every product emblazoned with the word is a healthy source of it.

The FDA allows certain foods that are rich in two of the omega-3 fatty acids to advertise that they can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, but only if they’re also low in saturated fats or other risk factors.

Which is why many eggs and some walnuts use this bit of marketing misdirection: The packaging has the phrase “omega 3,” but nothing specifically about heart health, according to the CSPI.

The FDA specifically prohibited eggs from carrying the “qualified health claim” linking omega-3 fatty acids to heart health because eggs are high in cholesterol; it ruled out walnuts because the omega-3 fatty acid found in the nuts isn’t one of the two that has been linked to heart health.

These products, and others, dance around the truth and the law by simply stating that they contain omega 3s, which bathes the food in a healthy light they don’t necessarily deserve.

Another example is free range eggs.  The government does not regulate the use of the phrase “free range” or “cage free” on eggs.    So just because the label says free range does not mean that those eggs that you purchase were raised ethically, with room enough for hens to roam the yard.

And lastly, not all fiber is good fiber.  Unnatural fibers are unlikely to lower blood cholesterol or blood sugar.  Currently fiber is being added to all kinds of foods so that you the consumer think it might help you.

For the real thing in fiber, look for foods like whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and beans.