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sammy Apr 20, 2004 09:01 PM

I over hear two women in my yoga talking about wheatgrass or wheatgrass added smoothies/drinks and how it is very healthy. They recommended a few places but the name escapes me. Any rec.??? They also say that it is an acquired taste.

sammy

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    finnishflash Apr 20, 2004 09:52 PM

    Juice for Life will add wheatgrass shots to any of their smoothies. There is an Annex location and a Queen St. spot located inside/beside Le Chateau. You can buy flats of wheatgrass at St. Lawrence market on the lower level, and if you have a juicer, do it yourself. Apparently it's very high in anti-oxidants.

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      sammy Apr 22, 2004 12:19 PM

      I am a wheatgrass newbie, are the shots here any good? I assume they are since they supply the other places. And you drink them straight?

      Also, has anyone taken any of their courses?

      Sammy...
      This is taken from the supersprouts ws
      For our customers living in the East and North end of the city, our sprouts are now available in the following locations:
      Noah's Naturals 7117 Bathurst St, Thornhill, On L4J 2J6 905-731-2098
      The Big Carrot 348 Danforth Ave, Toronto, On M4K 1N8 416-446-2129

      Also, for anyone who drinks our wheatgrass it's available in the following locations:
      Booster Juice, Dairy Queen, Diesel Fitness, Fresh, Juice Box, Juice Zone, Jugo Juice, Lettieri, Live Health Café, Michel's Baguette, Organic Buddha, Papaya Island and Pulp Kitchen.

      * Don't forget that Super Sprouts has 2 for 1 wheatgrass shots on Fridays!

      Link: http://www.supersprouts.com/events/in...

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      Miguel Apr 20, 2004 09:53 PM

      Fresh By Juice For Life in its various locations (two on Queen) has it.

      The best place I've had it is Live, the raw food restaurant at Spadina and Dupont. The owner/chef is an amazingly nice person who will gladly pontificate on the virtues of wheatgrass. I just remembered that you can buy a shot of wheatgrass there...potent stuff.

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        finnishflash Apr 20, 2004 09:53 PM

        Juice for Life will add wheatgrass shots to any of their smoothies. There is an Annex location and a Queen St. spot located inside/beside Le Chateau. You can buy flats of wheatgrass at St. Lawrence market on the lower level, and if you have a juicer, do it yourself. Apparently it's very high in anti-oxidants.

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          finnishflash Apr 20, 2004 09:55 PM

          Juice for Life will add wheatgrass shots to any of their smoothies. There is an Annex location and a Queen St. spot located inside/beside Le Chateau. You can buy flats of wheatgrass at St. Lawrence market on the lower level, and if you have a juicer, do it yourself. Apparently it's very high in anti-oxidants.

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            KGB Apr 21, 2004 04:47 AM

            Wheatgrass juice is quite common these days...I see it all over the city.

            But I do not recommend the trays of the fresh stuff they use. I recommend buying a good quality organically grown and flash frozen variety such as "Evergreen"....available at Noah's.

            Evergreen Wheatgrass is planted in the fall season on organic farms. The winter wheat is in its grass stage for approximately 200 days. It grows very slowly through the cold Ontario winter accumulating and storing vitamins and minerals.

            The cold also kills the mold common in indoor wheatgrass juice, which is toxic and should be avoided.

            In contrast, tray wheatgrass is grown indoors under fluorescent lighting. Because it is grown so quickly in 7 - 10 days, the plant has a relatively high level of simple sugars and is not given the time to convert these sugars into complex carbohydrates, vitamins, enzymes, and proteins. This may explain the quick burst of energy that users sometimes experience after drinking the juice.

            With indoor grown grass there is a percentage of the seed that doesn't germinate. This results in mold growing, that is picked up by the roots and causes a bitter aftertaste. People who are sensitive to mold often get headaches or feel nausea within minutes after consuming. This is not detoxification, but a reaction to the mold.

            The freezing does not destroy any of the nutrients of the wheatgrass....especially the raw chlorophyll, which is biggest advantage to wheatgrass.

            It also tastes a lot better...the frozen stuff tastes fine on it's own....the indoor stuff tastes real funky sometimes, which is why people mix it into their drinks. Which is really not the best way to take it...it should be taken on an empty stomach on it's own to best absorb into your system.

            KGB

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