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Wheatgrass and Nutritional Value of Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass and Nutritional Value of Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass is nature's gift to mankind. Wheatgrass is a power-house of nutrients and vitamins. Wheatgrass is the young grass of the wheat plant, which is consumed either in the form of juice or powder. In scientific terms, wheatgrass is also known as Triticum aestuyivum.

Wheatgrass is one of the healthiest Agropyron plants with all vital nutrients. Wheatgrass is a natural herb and is full of enzymes, minerals, vitamins and amino acids which add lot of nutritional value to the body. It includes enzymes like protease, cytrochrome, amylase, lipase, transshydrogenase and super oxide dismutase. It also containsvitamins like vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E and minerals like iron, calcium and magnesium. The amino acids are helpful in providing good amount of protein in body.
Today, people are becoming diet and health conscious. Research shows that the consumption of wheatgrass has increased over years. Wheatgrass contains a variety of natural healing properties. As such, lot of health food stores stock it in a large quantity to be supplied to people. However, they supply it in a form of fresh juice, powder and tablets. Wheatgrass juice has become so popular that you may find it in juice bars too. People also love to consume it with different mixed fruit and vegetable drinks. Wheatgrass can be easily grown at home as well.

Top 5 Nutritional value of Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass is a complete source of natural vitamins and proteins. It does not have any elements that are injurious to health. The nutrients that the wheatgrass contain are very essential for the human body. Have a quick look at the nutritional value of wheatgrass.

Wheatgrass contains Chlorophyll

The chlorophyll in wheatgrass is alike to hemoglobin present in blood which helps in the development of the blood. The "blood" of plants, chlorophyll, is useful for anti-inflammation, purification, and regeneration of blood. The anti inflammation part of chlorophyll called Superoxide Dismutase or SOD, plays a crucial role in reducing inflammations throughout the body.
Wheatgrass contains approximately 70-75% of chlorophyll. The purification feature of chlorophyll, stops the growth of bacteria in wounds, eliminates odors of the body, bad breath, and removes chemicals from your body through detoxification. After wheatgrass consumption the process of anti-inflammation and purification, renewal and regeneration of blood takes place. This process takes place due to thechlorophyll present in wheatgrass and is similar to the functions of hemoglobin in human body.

Wheatgrass is Combination of Maximum Nutrients

Wheatgrass has the remarkable ability to concentrate maximum nutrients from the soil and have them all in it, so that people can rely on it completely. Hence, wheatgrass is a naturally rich source ofVitamins, Minerals, Amino acids, Enzymes, Chlorophyll and Dietary Fibre. Scientists have recognized that it has to be cultivated carefully and harvested at the 'jointing' stage, when the nutritional content in the soil is at its peak. This will help all the additionalnutrients also to come together. It is rich in proteins and contains about 30 enzymes. Wheatgrass is said to contain more than 90 differentnutrients and 19 Amino acids including 9 Essential Amino Acids (EAA).

Wheatgrass Acts as a Hunger Suppressant

The presence of innumerable nutrients in wheatgrass and its consumption makes people less hungry. Hence, it is also known as a hunger suppressant and helps you in maintaining your body weight. 100 g wheatgrass powder, obtained from 1 kg of fresh Wheatgrass, can provide sustenance equal to that obtained from 23 kg of selected vegetables. Wheatgrass and the products of wheatgrass are suggested by most of the dieticians as they contain abundantnutrients.

Wheatgrass is a Medicinal Herb

Wheatgrass powder is high in dietary fibre and thus helps in maintaining the blood sugar level. In order to maintain the sugar level of diabetic patients, many doctors suggest them to drink the wheatgrass juice in the morning. It also helps in maintaining the cholesterol level and prevents constipation as well. The chlorophyll present in the wheatgrass helps in the generation of Red Blood Cells (RBC).

Wheatgrass is Called "Green blood"

Human blood contains a substance called 'Hemin' which is similar to the molecular structure of Chlorophyll present in wheatgrass. Therefore, dieticians regard wheatgrass as 'green blood'. It is highly beneficial for human body as the hydrogen molecules (pH) value of human blood and wheatgrass are very similar. As a result, it can be quickly absorbed in human blood.
Hence, the consumption of wheatgrass is advantageous for the health of human beings. Wheatgrass picks up 92 of the 102 minerals in the soil and contains all vitamins which science has isolated. So stock few strands of wheatgrass in your kitchen cabinet and enjoy its health benefits.

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Very interesting. Thank you for the excellent information.

Arnold Ray
( Lead Contributor at is Good For Health )
Payal.9 years ago
where can I get this wheat grass? Is it available with chemists or do ?i need to grow it?
Melissa.9 years ago
amazing health benefits of wheat grass.. thanks for posting this article.
Jenny.9 years ago
Wheatgrass extract is considered to be one of the most popular and healthy superfoods due to its innumerable properties and great medicinal values.
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