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Kick start new year with wheat grass, green foods

Janet McBride wants more energy this year, and she’s taking steps to make that happen.


“I want to be healthier,” the South Lyon resident said during a recent presentation at the Salem-South Lyon Library. The program, run by Rachel Cara, discussed body cleansing, the benefits of green foods and wheat grass.

With the hum of a juicer serenading her talk, Cara told participants they can try incorporating more green food in their diets on a one day basis, a weekly regimen or “whatever works best for you.” Green foods are often used to help diabetics control glucose levels, people who are trying to lose weight and even cancer patients, she said.

A taste

Cara, a Pines Wheat Grass company educator and nutritional consultant, made samples of her “Detoxing Green Juice” to pass out to a full house. She added cucumber, celery, cilantro, parsley, ginger, a green apple and lime to a juicer as she explained the benefits of eating green. She personally prefers using a blender for the same mixture.

“You can use it to kick start the new year with cleansing. Or, kick start a diet,” said Cara. adding that she’s known as the Wheat Grass Girl.

Whole food nutrition is good for losing weight or just improving energy, Cara said. “It’s great for diabetics and has been used by cancer patients.

“Nothing saps one’s endurance quite like not eating enough deep green, leafy vegetables,” reads to a Pines Wheat Grass handout. “These foods provide not only exceptionally fine quality fiber for good health, but also nutrients essential for healthy blood.”

Seeking health

Another woman at the presentation said she wanted to learn more about eating clean and the power of “super foods” to fight cancer.

Eating green isn’t only good for humans, Cara said as she shared a story about her dog who was 13-years-old and had begun limping. Her pet seemed to be near the end of life, Cara said, when she began feeding it wheat grass. The dog stopped walking stiffly, had more energy and will celebrate its 16th birthday soon.

Cara was born in Lansing, but called South Lyon her second home, because she often visited her grandparents, Richard and Virginia Hausrath, who lived in the city and were active at the library. Now she splits her time in California and the Midwest, mostly in South Lyon.

Learn more online at wheatgrassgirl.com.

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