What is Wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass refers to the young grass stage of grain plants, taken just after sprouting.
What does Wheatgrass contain?
Wheatgrass has one of the highest concentrations of nutrients and is the fastest and easiest grass to grow. Claims about wheatgrass’ health benefits range from providing supplemental nutrition to having unique curative properties. It contains chlorophyll (nature’s most health promoting nutrient), 20 amino acids, several hundred different enzymes not found in other foods, as many as 90 out of 102 possible minerals, vitamins and other important nutrients. Chlorophyll is the pigment found in the grass, and means ‘leaf green’. This is what gives all green plants both their characteristic colour and their ability to create energy from sunlight, without this exposure, plants are unable to manufacture chlorophyll.
What are the benefits of Wheatgrass?
- Wheatgrass works by filling nutritional gaps in the diet and cleansing the blood.
- It is high in vitamins A, C and E, containing the same amount of vitamin C as an orange.
- It is also an excellent source of essential B vitamins, which are necessary for normal brain and body development.
- It helps eliminate toxins accumulated from eating processed food, breathing polluted air and drinking impure water.
- It also has dilating effect on the blood vessels allowing blood to flow more easily. This improved circulation means valuable nutrients can be distributed more efficiently throughout the body.
- It also has an effect on red blood cells, whereby it increases the iron content in the blood.