Wheat Grass is an Amazing SUPERFOOD that is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals (including thirteen essential ones and dozens of trace elements and enzymes). Wheat grass proponent Charles Schnabel claimed in the 1940's that "fifteen pounds of wheat grass is equal in overall nutritional value to 350 pounds of ordinary garden vegetables", a ratio of 1:23. It is also a great source of Chlorophyll, which has been shown to naturally restore the body's pH levels. Since most people, due to diet and environment, have an overly acidic body composition, the Alkalizing benefits of Wheat Grass are numerous and very important to overall health. Due to these and the following amazing properties of Wheat Grass, it can offer health benefits such as:
Nutrients: Wheat grass contains ALL minerals known to man (Iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sodium and selenium are all present in wheat grass in at least trace amounts). Plus:
- Vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, I & K.
Protein: Wheat Grass is extremely rich in protein and contains 17 Amino Acids (the building blocks of protein)
Oxygenates the body: Chlorophyll creates a highly oxygenated environment in your body which helps increase Alkaline pH levels and helps eliminate Acidosis (a common problem in our society due to an overly acidic diet and environmental carcinogens). Cancer cells thrive in an acidic environment but cease to exist in Alkaline environments. Chlorophyll also helps:
- Detoxify the body
- Helps prevent premature aging (due to antioxidant capabilities and presence of super-oxide dismutase)
Antioxidants: such as flavonoids and Phenolic Acid help eliminate toxins and increases immunity and energy. Wheat grass is a natural liver cleanser and blood strengthener.
Digestion and Gut Health: Enzymes help to support overall gut health. Also, has been shown to help treat hyperlipidemia.
Taking Wheat Grass: Add 1 tablespoon (once per day) to any liquid drink (even plain water), soup, juice, smoothie, dip, sauce, etc.
Safety: While generally considered safe, most efficacy and safety information come from the testimony of long term users not long term scientific studies. Overall, wheat grass should be considered safe for all people (some individuals with grass allergies have reported adverse reactions such as swelling in the throat and nausea). If you are pregnant you should consult your physician before taking any dietary supplements including Wheat grass.