Wheatgrass is green food having great natural source of Vitamins, Minerals and Enzymes. The wheatgrass juice is 70% chlorophyll and molecule structure is almost identical to hemoglobin (red blood cells that carry oxygen), thus wheatgrass juice oxygenates your body. This is why; Dieticians treat Wheatgrass as “Green Blood”.
Nutritional Values in Wheatgrass
Wheatgrass is rich in protein, and contains 17 amino acids, the building blocks of protein.
Wheatgrass contains the eight essential amino acids. Essential amino acids are those which our body doesn’t produce, thus they are to be obtained from diet only. These includes: phenylalanine, valine, threonine, tryptophan, isoleucine, methionine, leucine, and lysine.
Wheatgrass Juice is a total nutritious food and high in vitamins A, B-Complex, C, E, K, l and B complex (including B-12) with Carotene (Vitamin A), rich with laetrile (B-17).
Vitamin A: improve health of Eyes, Skin, Teeth and hair. Reduces dandruff, shin problems and fights against pollution.
VITAMIN ‘B’ – Assists in Body growth, forms blood cell, rejuvenates body cells and builds body. Helpful in nervous and digestion disorders. According research Vitamin ‘B17’ (Laetrile ‘B’) helps in fight against the cancer.
VITAMIN ‘C’: Necessary for growth of teeth, gums and bones. It is a natural antibiotic which improve the body’s immune system and resists bacteria and viruses infections. Being a powerful antioxidant prevents Heart diseases, Controls Diabetes and Cancer. Vitamin C improves reproductive system.
VITAMIN ‘E’ – Removes cholesterol from the arteries and improves free blood flow in the body. Improve sexual efficiency.
Wheatgrass Juice contains over 92 minerals almost all the minerals required for Body, with high concentrated alkaline minerals potassium, calcium, magnesium and sodium, with other minerals includes: cobalt, germanium, iron, phosphorus, protein, sulphur, and zinc.
Magnesium, potassium and calcium are the minerals that maintain the PH of the blood.
CALCIUM – Essential for human body other than any minerals, found in the teeth and bones, nerves and muscle contraction, prevents blood clotting.
IRON – Essential in production of Hemoglobin in red blood cells, which carry oxygen to different parts of the body. Wheatgrass contains enzymes that absorb iron from blood stream.
SODIUM – It requires in many important body functions, like fluid electrolyte balance, pH balance, muscle relaxation, helps in absorption of nutrients from bloodstream.
POTASSIUM – essential mineral for life of every cell in the body. It helps in pH balancing (acid-alkaline ratio), functioning of heart muscles, and reducing blood pressure.
MAGNESIUM – Maintains healthy heart and nervous system functions. Controls cholesterol levels and prevents heart attack. Prevents kidney stone formation, fights against depression
ZINC – Antioxidant, that purifies the blood, benefits the skin and improves the functioning of reproductive system of the body.
SELENIUM –This is anti-cancer mineral
Wheatgrass contains more than 30 enzymes of which some of the essential enzymes are:
Protease: Helps in protein digestion
Cytochrome Oxidase: Powerful antioxidant
Amylase: Helps in digestion
Lipase: a fat splitting enzyme
Transhydrogenase: Strengthens the Heart, Brain muscle
Superoxide Dismutase (SOD): Protects cell from damage caused by infections, air pollution poisoning and slows cellular aging.