Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Amazing Grass!

i tend to talk a lot about products i believe in. i'm a coach and an athlete afterall. my life revolves around my health. when i find a product i think improves my ability to train hard and recover i start telling everyone about it.

i've been interested in wheat grass ever since last winter. i stayed in slc with patagonia ultrarunner roch horton, ultra running legend and like 10 time finisher of the hardrock 100 (no i didn't get in ~ sux). i tend to study these types. you have to assume they are doing something right. so i ask a lot of questions, etc. ask karl meltzer about our first time we met in hawaii... i must have asked him 300 questions about how he trains in the first 2 hours.

anyway roch had a little plot of wheat grass and a wheat grass juicer on his counter. so i figured there must be something do it. however i wasn't interested in actually growing it if i could avoid it. after looking around a bit i found amazing grass wheat grass powder (at my local overpriced whole foods)! it's a great easy alternative and apparently has 10x the chlorophyll of tray grown wheatgrass.

here are some benefits:

  • Increases and sustains energy naturally
  • Detoxifies and cleanses your body
  • High alkalinity helps balance your body’s pH level
  • Strengthens your immune system
  • Insoluble fiber gently cleanses your digestive tract and promotes regularity
  • Complete food with enzymes and all essential amino acids (enzymes = proper digestion, amino acids = muscle repair)
  • Natural source of antioxidants to help repair damaged cells (this one is huge for ultra athletes!)
  • Excellent source of beta carotene, folic acid and vitamin C
  • Whole leaf powder- not from juice!
  • Dehydrated below 107 and nitrogen packed to preserve the raw food properties
  • 10x the chlorophyll of tray grown wheatgrass juice
  • Field grown outdoors through a cold winter
  • Tested free of mold
  • Gluten free and Vegan
  • Certified Organic
now i can't claim wheat grass juice or the amazing grass powder taste very good. however i feel like that is a small price to pay for the health benefits (this is the same theory i used to use with jack daniels for the buzz beneifts). with the powder you can add small amounts to foods you eat and not notice it.. i've been putting it in my smoothies and shakes. even though i eat a lot of veggies already i feel like this has helped tremendously and i've been putting in some real work lately.

give it a try and let me know what you think.

4 comments:

bobbyknight said...

Matt,
Sorry to hear see that you Hardrock is going to miss having you there this year. (same goes with WS100)
Thanks for the write up on the Amazing Grass, and I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts about this. It is a product that I was not sure I needed to try, but since you like it, I'll try it!

olga said...

I was about to get excited when I read the name of the post:) OK, I'll read the whole thing through and may be even try this thing. Everybody needs a little help, right?

Michmas said...

I woke up from a dream about 6 months ago with the clearest message that I should take Wheatgrass. I thought to myself, "Wheatgrass? WTF?". I went out and bought some the same day and was absolutely amazed to feel the difference over a period of a week. My energy levels shot up and my digestive engine started purring like a kitten.

When I run out or forget to take them, I can absolutely tell the difference. I start to feel tired, unmotivated and generally lethargic.

I personally prefer the tablets since it's less messing around but either way this stuff rocks!

paulcdoc said...

Wheatgrass is a healthy and complete food. A wheatgrass shot a day can help boost your immune system, and ward off toxins.