Health Benefits of Wheatgrass

10/03/2011 15:48

Wheatgrass is thought to have a higher vitamin B12 content than other vegetables. This is an essential nutrient, though the vitamin is not contained within the wheatgrass but is a by-product of the micro-organisms living on it. Vitamin B12 is absent from many other leafy green vegetables.

It is a complete food: Wheatgrass has over 13 vitamins, including B12, lots of minerals and trace elements and also contains all 8 amino acids - making it a complete protein - vital building blocks for cell renewal.

Wheatgrass is justifiably known as one of nature's super foods with 1oz of wheatgrass juice containing the nutrients of 2.5lbs of green vegetables. Wheatgrass, like all green plants that contain chlorophyll, is high in oxygen and wheatgrass is also full of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

The juice from wheatgrass contains high levels of beta-carotene, the same beneficial element found in green vegetables and carrots. Beta-carotene is good for the skin and eyes and acts as an antioxidant, inhibiting the metabolic properties of cancer-causing agents.

Several people have begun to want to juice wheatgrass at home but don't have a proper wheatgrass juicer.Wheatgrass is a very difficult thing to extract juice from and several juicers simply cannot do it.

Regular consumption of wheatgrass is known to help your body build a stronger immune system to fight off damaging infections and disease. The improvement in your immune system also enables your body to heal wounds faster and expel toxins and carcinogens that have built up in the body.

People are beginning to realize the importance of eating healthier and the positive benefits that are derived from a healthy diet. The benefits are many and studies have shown that individuals who eat foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals suffer less health problems and can even live longer lives.

Wheatgrass is a plant grown from the Red Wheatberry that is moving to the top of the nutritional tree. It's an incredible health elixir. Some people call wheatgrass juice "beer before it's beer"; technically, it is young wheat, but non-alcoholic.

Commercials describe the benefit of wheatgrass very vividly - "a shot glass of chlorophyll-laden wheat grass juice is like drinking one day's worth of sunshine".

In general, for normal health maintenance, drinking one to two ounces of wheatgrass juice every day or every other day is common. If you have never consumed wheatgrass juice before, one ounce is a good place to start. The slower the better; wheatgrass can have a detoxifying effect so small doses to start are a good idea.

Wheatgrass has several health benefits. It is young wheat plant of 1 to 2 weeks of age and is widely used as health supplements. It is highly rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, protein and chlorophyll.

It contains almost every amino acid, vitamin and mineral necessary for human nutrition that makes it a complete food for us. The high chlorophyll content make it acts as a magnet in drawing out toxins from the body.

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