Watching the sun set behind the Monticello Gardens oat field. Planted with care and love 0 pesticide and only organic compost for fertilizer.

Oat grass juice is just one of the health jewels we are looking forward to offering you at the Monticello Juice Bar (opening fall 2021). Curious about the health benefits of this green elixir?

Tricin – A powerful antioxidant 

Everyday stress, pollution and processed foods lead to the formation of free radicals. Free radicals are rogue atoms or atomic groups which have lost at least one electron and are forced to steal electrons from neighboring molecules in the hope of stabilizing themselves which can cause havoc in the body. Tricin is also a prolific free radical scavenger, helping to slow down the aging process and lessening the effects of oxidative stress.

It does wonders for your digestive health 

Oat grass is is a great source of both soluble and insoluble fibre – insoluble fibre isn’t broken down by the gut and absorbed into the bloodstream. It adds bulk to waste in the digestive system which helps to keep you regular, preventing constipation. The antioxidant tricin exerts smooth muscle relaxing properties, making it beneficial for gastrointestinal cramping.

Alkalinizes your body for improved energy levels.

The body’s Ph is now known to be of paramount importance, with countless studies pointing to the fact that disease struggles to take hold and thrive in an alkaline environment. Oat Grass is highly alkalising (as are many leafy green vegetables), and as such can provide many healing benefits. A slightly alkaline body is optimal and will provide you with the best energy levels, while an acidic Ph will make you sluggish. Click here to visualize a Ph food chart

Eating  too many acid forming foods without counterbalancing with alkaline foods is extremely harmful to the body  in many ways. An acidic body Ph will pull alkalising minerals (such as calcium, magnesium and potassium)  out of the  bones and teeth. This can understandably lead to awhole host of disorders including osteoporosis. The body will also store excess acid in the muscles, one of the primary causes of fibromyalgia and chronic inflammation.