Located in Williamsburg, (one of the coolest parts of Brooklyn) the rustic-chic Brooklyn Juice Bar promotes healthy living through organic cold press juicing, smoothies, fresh-squeezed juices and healthy food options. You can stay for lunch or take it to go. This juice bar has serious positive vibes. – Perfect Foods fresh wheatgrass juice, AKA The Green Shot is served here-
Green Point 336A Graham Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 486-2838
Whether you want fresh juice, salad, or crepes this artsy juice shop has it all. Bring a friend to Brooklyn Crepe for an authentic Brooklyn juice bar experience. – Perfect Foods fresh wheatgrass juice, AKA The Green Shot is served here-
Located in Park slope, This funky juice bar brightens everyone’s day. They have fresh juices, smoothies, and cool shots like “Big Dada”made with yerba maté concentrate • goji berry • living b vitamins • lime. You can also get vegan hot drinks in the winter like the “Hempeseed Mate Latte”purified water • maté • hemp seed • coconut oil • date • vanilla. YUM! – Perfect Foods fresh wheatgrass juice, AKA The Green Shot is served here-
Fuel up at this battery/positive charge themed juice bar + cafe. It was founded by a fellow Brooklynite whose mission was to bring healthy food and drink options to the neighborhood. Stop by and try some of their seriously awesome juices, nut milks, salads, and superfood bowls! – Perfect Foods fresh wheatgrass juice, AKA The Green Shot is served here-
This natural food market has been around since 1976. The staff here are trained in nutrition and very knowledgable of the products. Kill two birds with one stone by getting a juice while you shop for groceries! – Perfect Foods fresh wheatgrass juice, AKA The Green Shot is served here-
Brooklyn Heights 175 Remsen Street Between Court & Clinton St.
Cozy up at this coffee shop style juice bar and get a kick out of their Brooklyn themed menu. They have fresh juices like the “Transfer at Atlantic Juice” apple • ginger • celery • lemon • spinach and the “Williamsburg Wheatgrass Shot” (Our wheatgrass!!) They also have tasty food options like the “Park Slope Salmon Salad.”– Perfect Foods fresh wheatgrass juice, AKA The Green Shot is served here-
Bedford 194 Tompkins Ave (718) 484-2247
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Step 1) Pick one aspect of your life you want to improve
Everyone has something
in their lives that they’ve been wanting to change for some time but just can’t possibly fathom how it could get done. So, you let it wallow in the shadow of your life for far too long, and to no one’s surprise, you sink deeper and deeper, making the change seem even more impossible.
Rebecca Matsil, a team member at Perfect Foods, studied Psychology at the University at Albany and has made it her life’s mission to understand the life long pursuit of human beings called, “happiness”. As long time and respected leaders in the Health Industry, Perfect Foods has made it its personal mission to help New Yorkers find that.
The #1 factor in depression
in America is the feeling of a “lack of control” in one’s life. Have you forgotten that you have control. Feeling helpless, hopeless and trapped in the momentum of the life you built for yourself is not how life has to be. But, don’t worry, you’re not alone and you can make a change.
“I want New Yorkers to realize that they have the power to Take Control of their lives and no change is too big or too impossible if it means growth in the long run,”
said Rebecca. We want the humans of NY to know that you have the choice to make a change, and we are here to help you start now! You have control. Nothing makes you more unhappy with yourself than knowing that something is not right in your life and you’re not doing anything about it. So, let’s make a change together.
One of the biggest problem with successfully making a change is first identifying what the problem is and how you want to improve it. Pick one aspect of your life to take control of. This is something you have been wanting to change but just haven’t gotten around to.
Some possible changes could be:
Any Relationship: Romantic, Family, Friend, Co-worker
Mindset (being more positive or grateful)
Start a new passion
Start a new skill
Work on an old skill
Work on a relationship
Move to a new place
Change your diet
These are just ideas, but you know what change is right for you. Think of something that is holding you back from your potential. Think of something you always wanted to do but never had the time or guts to do. Think of something you envy in someone else that you wish you could have. Think of something that would increase your quality of life and, together, let’s take control.
Step 2) Be Committed and Have Possitive Support
Commitment is key to change and commitment without support is hard. That’s why we created the 4 Day Green Shot Challenge.
4 Day #GreenShotChallenge.
In 4 days you will provide your body with healthy nutrients and pick one aspect of your life you would like to see change with the support of Perfect Foods.
All it takes is a moment of power each day to focus your mind, bring mindfulness to your life and give you motivation to be the better you. It’s not easy doing it on your own, so we created the 4 Day Green Shot Challenge to give you healthy support and personal support. Drink The Green Shot (Perfect Foods Wheatgrass) for 4 days in a row in one of our many locations around New York. The Green Shot gives your body the nutrients and energy it needs to be healthy and the challenge gives you the discipline to succeed. This requires commitment to your body, health and life. With out that you won’t achieve any other goal.
Click ME to learn where and how to take the 4 Day Green Shot Challenge. #GreenShotChallenge
Step 3) Inspire others and be a part of a Mission.
Being connected and inspiring others is a key aspect of fulfillment, meaning and happiness. Post your personal goal on Instagram or Facebook to keep you motivated, inspire your friends and be a part of something bigger.
Mission: Let’s Make A Happier New York.
“Happiness is being comfortable with who you are and where you are going. Everything else doesn’t feel like such a challenge once you have that,” -Rebecca.
If you complete the challenge, you get entered to win $50 Juice Bar Gift Card to bring to any local juice bar that sells #TheGreenShot (Ask for Perfect Foods Wheatgrass). Post a picture of your wheatgrass shot on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with #GreenShotChallenge and send your video journal to email@example.com everyday!
By now you’ve probably heard that wheatgrass is a “super food” and you’ve seen it in all the juice bars but what is wheatgrass, what are the health benefits of wheatgrass and where can you buy wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass is young wheat that is grown 7-10 days, cut and juiced at its most nutrient rich stage of life. One ounce of fresh wheatgrass juice is equivalent to 2.5 pounds of deep leafy greens and contains almost every known vitamin and nutrient. Ann Wigmore first started using and teaching about wheatgrass in the early 1900’s where she used it to heal herself from gangrene and colon cancer. She taught the use of wheatgrass along with her Live Food Diet as the ingredients for an optimum lifestyle. She also began the Hippocrates Health Institute, now in Florida, helping to heal thousands with her teachings. Slowly, but surely, people recognized wheatgrass’ miracle healing qualities.
Scientific studies were performed that suggested wheatgrass helps in ulcerative colitis , improve toxicity from chemotherapy in breast cancer patients, reducing requirements for blood transfusions and many more. Perfect Foods brought wheatgrass to the East Coast back in 1982 before the health food industry had a foundation and now wheatgrass is one of the most up and coming health food products. Unlike other gimicky products, wheatgrass is popular because it is a freshly juiced and organic superfood that produces real results. Anecdotes of wheatgrass drinkers that swear by wheatgrass and the many scientific studies that prove its effectiveness is what makes it so popular.
So, what exactly are the wheatgrass benefits?
1. Provides Almost Every Known Vitamin and Nutrient
Researchers were perplexed when analysis showed that almost every known vitamin and nutrient known needed to sustain life was contained in wheatgrass. The main components it contains are:
Amino Acids: The essential building blocks needed to build and maintain a healthy functioning body
Live Enzymes: Break down food and are vital catalysts in the digestion process in your body. Unaltered live enzymes can only be found in freshly juiced wheatgrass — not the powdered or pilled stuff.
Chlorophyll: The pigment in plants that converts the sun’s energy into glucose and has a remarkably similar chemical composition to hemoglobin which provides oxygen to your blood. Chlorophyll cleanses and detoxifies your blood.
Grass Juice Factors – Although scientists have yet to isolate and identify them, mammals can’t grow and reproduce optimally without mysterious essential nutrients that occur only in grass!
If you don’t get enough veggies in your diet, which, let’s be honest, you probably don’t, wheatgrass is the easy answer. Just an ounce of wheatgrass is equivalent to 2.5 pounds deep leafy greens. This is the power shot, energy boost and daily dose of vitamins and minerals that can ensure you are receiving almost everything that you need to be healthy.
2. Major Detox: Detoxifies the Organs and Gastrointestinal Tract
Many people suffer with gut problems from sugar, poor food choices and food combining and drugs like antibiotics that screw with our good bacteria. Sometimes we don’t even realize that it isn’t working properly until we see symptoms in different areas like skin, headache, eye-sight etc. Our gastrointestinal tract is vital in maintaining your body’s overall health and wheatgrass cleanses, detoxifies and replenishes the gut with the necessary vitamins and minerals for healthy functioning.
3. Extremely Alkaline
Again, I’ll repeat, we are surrounded by toxins and these toxins are making our bodies acidic. Some of the most toxic substances on earth are present in our daily lives. That includes everything from your toothpaste, shampoo, drier sheets, detergents and artificial sweeteners to the preservatives and pesticides in your food, cigarettes and pollution in the air. Meat and dairy products are also very acidic. Disease thrives in acidic environments which is why wheatgrass and alkaline foods are essential. Wheatgrass is one of the most alkaline foods we can put in our body and is helpful in neutralizing our body’s pH in order to fight disease. It creates a turbulent environment for disease to survive and allows our body’s to start healing in other ways.
4. Energy boost you need
We all need it. Wheatgrass benefits are the healthy and effective alternative that provide us with energy by providing vitamins and nutrients that keep us going with out It’s addictive and it has countless harmful long term side effects that you can’t afford. For all the money you spend on coffee you could be spending it on wheatgrass which provides you with energy by enabling your body instead of disabling it.
5. Astronomically high in chlorophyll
Chlorophyll is the blood of plant life that closely resembles human red blood cells . The high levels of chlorophyll increase the levels of oxygen in the blood and helps cleanse and release toxins from the body. Increasing oxygen in your blood helps purify your blood and organs which helps push the toxins out.
6. Helps fight disease
Diseases live and thrive in acidic and toxic environments. Wheatgrass’s enzymes, antioxidants, alkalinity and nutrient rich nature creates a hostile environment that makes it difficult for many diseases to survive. Wheatgrass benefits have been known to help:
Skin conditions: Rashes, Psoriasis, ect.
Bad Breathe/Yellow Teeth
Blood Sugar Disorders
High Blood Pressure
7. Improves your immune system
Ultimately, wheatgrass provides your body with all othe essential ingredients for optimal health so that it can naturally heal itself. All of the vitamins, minerals and amino acids are in their simplest form for optimal digestion and immediate absorption into the blood stream to give your immune system the ultimate boost it needs.
8. Helps Weight Loss
Wheatgrass reduces cravings for fatty and sugary foods and also for addictive substances.
9. Contains Everything in its simplest form for immediate absorption and digestion!
Wheatgrass is made up of everything in its simplest form. It contains amino acids, the building blocks of protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and live enzymes that are already broken down and ready for immediate absorption into the blood stream. This is why you get such a kick when you drink it! This is also why it is good to have 2 shots in the morning and 2 shots in the afternoon to replenish your body throughout the day.
10. Fresh, alive, local & organic!
Why have powders or pills when you can have fresh wheatgrass cut from the soil and juiced right in front of you with all of the enzymes, vitamins and minerals still alive. We are local in the Tri-State region located in Goshen NY in the black dirt region. We have in house composted soil and are all organic for the highest quality wheatgrass.
How much should I drink?
Wheatgrass is extremely potent so we suggest to start off drinking 1 ounce a day everyday for 4-5 days. You will start to feel lighter, cleaner and more energized. For optimum results we suggest 2-4 ounces, optimally 2 ounces in the morning and 2 ounces in the afternoon. If you are fighting a degenerative disease like cancer you may want to drink even more depending on your dedication and individual case.
With or without food?
Without! Drink it on an empty stomach!
Will I feel Sick?
If you drink it on an empty stomach, no. But if you do, that means that you probably need it and your body isn’t used to that much concentrated health.
What about powders, pills and bottled wheatgrass?
FRESH IS BEST! You don’t need much more than common sense to realize that. Powders and pills are dried, heated, pasteurized, or processed which alter if not destroy the vital vitamins and nutrients that wheatgrass provides. If you must get powder make sure it is freeze dried juice powder. One source can be found here but we do not recommend getting powdered wheatgrass if at all possible to get fresh or frozen. The main reason wheatgrass is so amazing for you is because it is cut straight from the live tray and juiced right in front of you with the live enzymes, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants still intact! Once the juice is bottled on the shelf for over 30 minutes it loses almost all of the its nutritional value that it has when it is juiced fresh.
Where can I get it?
Call 800-WHEATGRASS for the closest juice bar near you in the Tri-State Area to get your shots of wheatgrass in the morning and afternoon juiced fresh for you right at the juice bar. You can also buy our wheatgrass or grow it yourself with our grow-kit and juice it yourself at home with our household Dr. Squeeze Green Queen juicer.
You can also follow us on Instagram and Twitter and like us Facebook to see our beloved juice bars featured from all around the Tri-State Area and events/demos that are happening!
33 years ago Harley Matsil started Perfect Foods Inc. with an ambitious mission to get the highest quality wheatgrass to the masses for a healthier and happier world. Today we sell wheatgrass to over 500 juice bars in the Tri-State area providing thousands of beautiful people with the green gold that inspirits their lives everyday. Everyday we work on finding ways to increase people’s quality of life and health with wheatgrass and we believe the first way to do that is through education.
We have made it our duty to inform and educate the public about the miracle healing qualities of wheatgrass so together we can combat the toxic world we live in and lead clean, painless,and rejuvenated lives. Since Ann Wigmore began experimenting with the healing qualities of wheatgrass in the early 1900’s, wheatgrass has been becoming a slowly recognized super food that has the endearing ability to heal the body in almost all of its functions. After hearing hundreds of life-saving stories from cancer survivors to fighters of other degenerative diseases, Harley and other believers have joined in the health food movement to promote nature’s super food as an established, miraculous healer. Too many people let their lives go by suffering, being bounced around in the toxic system we’ve indulged in and with your help we can create a happier world with a healthier world. Wheatgrass is one BIG step toward that so help us spread the word this summer! The world is going green and your bodies should too!
The following Wheatgrass Secrets blog series will cover:
Health Benefits of Wheatgrass
3 Factors to high quality wheatgrass
The difference between Fresh, Bottled, Powdered, Frozen and Processed wheatgrass products
My name is Harley Matsil, the owner of Perfect Foods, and I would like to share one of my many touching wheatgrass stories with you.
Wheatgrass Saved Juvenile Arthritis
Working in the health food industry, I meet a lot of sickly people desperate for help. One of these people was my friend Willie. She was a nutritional consultant at a health food store called Jandi’s on Long Island and a long time customer of ours. Her daughter, sadly, had juvenile arthritis and lived in excruciating pain and inflamed wrists every day.
This is a story of how wheatgrass saved Juvenile arthritis. This type of arthritis is recognized as a “terminal illness” in the western medical world and Willie’s daughter had little hope for a day with out pain. However, Willie’s daughter told her story and sweared to have felt significantly better immediately after using wheatgrass in her diet.
For years we delivered wheatgrass and sprouts to their home (we still do to this day), and got to know them as loyal customers, dear friends, and beautiful people.
A few years ago I decided to stop by their house personally. After Willie greeted me outside, she poked her head into the house and whispered to her daughter, “Come out and tell Harley what you told me this morning.” Her daughter, now in her teens, tip toed out to meet me and as she wiggled her hands and wrists in a circle, she cried, “I am able to do this because of you.” As tears rolled down her cheek, she explained how hard it was to constantly be in pain all day every day. When she started to drink wheatgrass, she KNEW it was working. “I ate pizza not too long ago,” she insisted, “and my wrist started to hurt again.” I looked at her mother Willie, and we both had a slight smile. It was clear thatwheatgrass saved juvenile arthritis nourishing her body with greens, chlorophyll, vitamins and minerals.
There is nothing more miraculous than seeing a child in pain feel that there is some hope. No child should have to be told there is no cure to their condition. With support, love and a healthy diet, our stories show there is nothing your body can’t heal on its own.