I never heard of a wheatgrass juicer (much less a wheat grass) before until I saw a TV infomercial about its health benefits. So you can understand my reaction about drinking the green, gooey stuff as something like stepping on bird poop on a perfectly good day.
Imagine my surprise when I learned that it is one of the next wave of industries to sweep the U.S. now and in fact, the wheat grass was cited by SPINS, which tracks down market trends, as one of the top five herbal supplements of 2008 (1). It’s no wonder therefore that wheat grass juicers have become a multimillion dollar industry today.
Quick googling would give you a laundry list of ailments and diseases it can help guard against: bad breath, cancer, diabetes, high blood, tooth decay, obesity, athlete’s foot, inflammations, anemia, or Alzheimer’s disease (2), Believe me, that kind of benefit doesn’t come cheap. Imagine that one shot of commercial wheat grass juice costs somewhere between $1.50-3.00 an ounce (3). Now, there’s a way to save on cost if you’re in this for the long haul: why not gift yourself a wheat grass juicer and make your own concoction in the comforts of your home?
A tray of wheat grass can yield from 10-12 ounces of juice (4). Do the math and you can clearly see the price difference. Another advantage to growing your own grass is you know where to point your finger to when a shot leaves a rancid taste in your mouth.
Where do you start? Well, the first step is to equip yourself with the right information. There are a number of websites that review wheat grass juicers from their performance, user-friendliness, and cost. There are electric juicers, heavy duty juicers, and crank juicers (and build those biceps and triceps in the process). It would also be a good idea to visit Internet forums where you can gain insights into the brand you are buying.
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There are do-it-yourself websites that teach you how to cultivate your own wheat, what grade to buy and where. It might surprise you that there’s a growing and community of netizens out there dedicated to promoting wheat grass production and they are usually very eager to share their experiences with anybody who bothers to listen. To illustrate, just type the word “wheat grass” in Google and it will get you 1.8 million results. Search for “wheat grass juicers” and it will yield 184,000 pages.
It might sound like hard work but it pays to be prepared. Besides, consider the tradeoff: an ounce of 70% chlorophyll-grade wheat grass juice is equal to the vitamins and minerals you get from eating three pounds of vegetables(5). That might be the best news your kids will hear since “Tickle Me Elmo” first hit the store shelves! Unless, of course, you are one of those people who actually love to eat vegetables and three pounds just represent breakfast. But that’s a whole different story for another day.