Wheatgrass Wednesdays

They say that one should eat a variety of colours when they eat fruits and veggies. I’m down with yellow and red, and sometimes purple, but I struggle with green. I just don’t eat enough green! It’s not that I don’t like greens, because I do. It’s just that I like them cooked (preferably in garlic and butter),  and cooked greens aren’t very desk-friendly. Enter Wheatgrass!

Wheatgrass. It doesn’t sound good at all. Wheat makes my organs revolt, and grass is what cats eat when they want to puke. Wheatgrass is not as bad as that, really. It’s a bit sweet! In a rotting flesh kind of way. I slam my shot back and–still planting the back of the tongue firmly against the epiglottis– immediately chase it with pineapple juice. Ahhh! That’s the stuff! Good morning, World!

Why endure something that isn’t fantastic? BUILDS CHARACTER. And I feel pretty darn good after. An experiment done on chickens showed that sick chickens get better when force-fed wheatgrass. Because Science! I can’t find any clinical studies on what wheatgrass actually does, only things that say your blood seems to like it. One can assume that the greenness of the wheatgrass presents similar benefits to the greenness of other green things, like spinach. Wheatgrass contains admirable amounts of protein, vitamin E, and iron. There’s other good stuff in there, too, like micro-organisms that give you B12.

Is Wheatgrass worth it? Personally, I perceive an energizing effect. I feel alert sooner than I do on mornings that I don’t have wheatgrass. Also, I am technically putting green things into my body. Also-also, my local Booster Juice offers discounts on wheatgrass on Wednesdays. So, for now, I’m sticking with it. I can’t believe a lot of what I read about wheatgrass (Need me some clinical studies, please!), but I think that it’s a good idea to supplement your diet in reasonable ways in order to provide yourself well-rounded nutrition. Wheatgrass contains items that I fear my diet is lacking, and that’s all I’m looking for from it, for now.

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