The incredible potency of wheat grass and green tea and their authenticity for treating arthritic symptoms should definitely not be underestimated.
So here's why you need to add these two important foods to your "home remedies for arthritis" arsenal...
In our opinion, cereal grass (such as wheat grass and barley grass) and green tea still don’t get anywhere near the recognition they deserve in regards to what diseases and ailments they can prevent, treat and ultimately reverse. No man-made drug has even come remotely close, or is even likely to come close, to what these astonishing live foods can do.
Cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis could all be wiped out tomorrow if every person on the planet consumed these foods on a daily basis. Just look at the Japanese, Koreans and Chinese. These people are the biggest consumers of green tea and cereal grasses in the world and they also have some of the lowest rates of these diseases of any countries in the world… particularly when it comes to arthritis! 1
So what exactly makes these green foods such incredible relief remedies for arthritis?
Well, there are two primary reasons...
First, they contain two of the most powerful antioxidants discovered thus far. Green tea contains the catechin or EGCG antioxidants, and cereal grasses contain super oxide dismutase (SOD).
These super strong antioxidants have been found to play a key role in the elimination of pro-oxidants in the joints. Once you eradicate pro-oxidants (free radicals), healing of the joint begins almost immediately.
So of course the knock on effect is a reduction in the swelling and pain associated with arthritic joints. Joint mobility is also increased dramatically. In fact, in one study 253 patients with arthritis were given supplemental SOD every day. Amazingly, 228 of them reported a huge decrease in joint pain and swelling, along with a vast improvement in joint flexibility and mobility! 2
The second advantage of cereal grasses and green tea for arthritis sufferers is they help keep the body alkaline. This is one of the most crucial elements to treating and curing arthritis (but one the medical profession never considers).
The human body must maintain its correct acid/alkaline balance (pH level) at all times. Your pH goes on a scale from 0 to 14 with 7 being the neutral level (right in the middle). Anything below 7 is acidic and anything above 7 is alkaline.
You must keep your body alkaline at all times. As long as the body stays alkaline, diseases such as arthritis (and cancer) cannot develop or progress.
But the problem is most people’s pH level remains in an acid state. And rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis thrive in an acidic environment.
They absolutely love it!
But neither of these ailments can survive when the body is alkaline. In fact, no disease can survive when the body is alkaline. (For more information on how your pH level works and why it’s so important, see our “natural remedies for gout” and “natural cancer cures” sections).
Testing your pH level is dead easy and only takes about 20 seconds to do. Just buy some testing strips (like these) from your local health food store or online and test yourself every few days (on an empty stomach). First thing in the morning before you have anything to eat or drink is the optimal time. More importantly, make sure you test yourself before you start following any of the recommendations listed here so you know exactly where your level is right now. If you’re currently suffering with arthritis then we’d be willing to bet that it’s sitting below that crucial pH level of 7!
Cereal grasses such as wheat and barley grass contain all of the essential vitamins and amino acids, along with many of the essential minerals you need for bone health and reversing arthritis including calcium, boron, selenium, copper, zinc and magnesium. Always make sure the product you buy is organic and has been grown in mineral rich soils. This is extremely important. Here's some of the best wheat grass powders on the market if you're interested... Best Wheat Grass Juice Powders
With your green tea, organically grown Matcha green tea is the best if you can get it. If not, regular organic green tea will still suffice. However, do not purchase any forms of Japanese green tea. Unfortunately, as a result of the Fukushima disaster, most Japanese green tea is now contaminated (a lot more than what they're telling us) so don’t risk it!
If you find that you cant handle the taste of green tea (it can be a bit of an acquired taste), either choose a substitute green tea blend, or as a last resort, take green tea extract instead.