Why Wheatgrass

Why is fresh wheatgrass so powerful?

Wheatgrass is referred to by health food experts as a green superfood because it has exceptional nutritional properties.

As fresh wheatgrass is a complete food for many animals, it is no surprise that is packed full of essential nutrients.

These include proteins in the form of amino acids, a vast array of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and phytonutrients, ideal for those seeking maximum cell vitality, which is a foundation for good health.

A shot of wheatgrass juice is like a single complete supplement. It is a source of B vitamins, including vitamin B12, folic acid, and also vitamins A, C, E.

Wheatgrass also contains minerals: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and selenium.

Wheatgrass juice has so many properties that it needs to be taken seriously in today's world - full of stress, toxins and poor eating habits. The benefits of drinking wheatgrass can be seen in many ways - including increased vitality, well-being and energy levels.

If you are interested to know more, we recommend you read 'The Wheatgrass Book' by Ann Wigmore which you can order direct from our On-line shop.

Living food teachers around the world advocate using wheatgrass as part of healing diets. For more details go to


How was it discovered?

Green juices were dubbed 'concentrated sunlight' by Dr Bircher-Benner (1867-1939) (above), a Swiss doctor and pioneer of dietary health. He was convinced that health care should be much more than just medical treatments.

In 1897, he founded a sanatorium in Zürich where he practised therapies which included a daily walk, bathing and sunbathing. He even set up exercise equipment, a kind of a forerunner of the fitness centres of today.

He famously invented muesli, and strongly advocated the consumption of more fruit and vegetables, which were traditionally regarded as foods for the poor. Contrary to orthodox medical doctrines of his time, Dr. Bircher continued to believe in what he called "the food of sunlight", meals based on natural raw ingredients. Green juices were in at the start of the modern health movement!

Dr Ann Wigmore (above) began her pioneering healing work with fresh wheatgrass over 40 years ago at the Hippocrates Institute in Florida. Her colleagues continue the work and many courageous testimonials and success stories emanate from there, always linked to greater self-knowledge, convincing us that better health is about diet, often about wheatgrass and juices, but always a story of personal evolution. Read more at http://www.hippocratesinst.org