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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:43 am 
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Not just the seed - http://www.herbalremedies.com/wheatgrass.html


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Just because it's packaged as a food and has a health claim doesn't make it a food and doesn't mean that it's something you should put in your body.


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But people have been eating it for millennia - also lemon grass. To say you can't digest grass seems absurd (some grasses might be toxic, but certainly not all). Now, if you want to question whether it's good for you, that's another matter entirely.


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you guys are talking about pot right?

ahha just kidding


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frogbyte wrote:
Depends what grass you're referring to. Wheat is a grass.


It requires processing to make it digestible.


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frogbyte wrote:


That has been processed and it may or may not be digestible in this form.


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frogbyte wrote:
But people have been eating it for millennia - also lemon grass. To say you can't digest grass seems absurd (some grasses might be toxic, but certainly not all). Now, if you want to question whether it's good for you, that's another matter entirely.


Just because you can eat it doesn't mean you can digest it. People eating it for 1000 years only proves it's not toxic. There is no proof of health benefits and based on what we know of the human digestive system, it is unlikely we can digest it. It probably provides a small amount of fiber, but there are better options for that.


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Ok this is a semantics issue then. He's saying you can't "digest it" meaning you can't "digest all of it". Well, you can digest -some- of it at least, just like you can digest some broccoli, but not the insoluble fiber parts.


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frogbyte wrote:
Ok this is a semantics issue then. He's saying you can't "digest it" meaning you can't "digest all of it". Well, you can digest -some- of it at least, just like you can digest some broccoli, but not the insoluble fiber parts.


No, it's different than broccoli. The only thing they have in common is they are both plants. That's about it. You can't digest it without processing. Otherwise you just eat it and it passes through.


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Just to be clear, are you claiming that eating raw lemon grass provides no bio-available vitamins or nutrition whatsoever?


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It's possible you could absorb a small amount of vitamins, it's not digestible though. You'd be better off eating veggies you can digest or taking a multi.

Look up the digestive system of a sheep. You will see all the different stuff they have that lets them digest grasses.


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I'm not advocating eating lots of grass, but if you agree you can get some nutrients from it, saying it's not digestible seems misleading at best.


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frogbyte wrote:
I'm not advocating eating lots of grass, but if you agree you can get some nutrients from it, saying it's not digestible seems misleading at best.

I don't think you care about grass personally, I just think you like to argue.


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You MIGHT absorb a SMALL amount just because it is in your stomach. You still can't digest cellulose. That is the problem. You can get WAY more nutrient content in a multi or other food.

I think it's a love of arguing too. I don't get the grass fetish.


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Try eating veggies you can digest.


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