What is so special about wheatgrass, and why introducing it in your diet, can make a difference?

 

Nutritional profile

It contains:

  • An extraordinary amount of B vitamins, particularly thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5) and B6
  • Vitamins E, A and C, beta-carotene, B1, B2, B6, PP, E
  • Manganese, zinc, copper and iron and dozens of trace minerals and 17 amino acids
  • Chlorophyll
  • Enzymes
  • Minerals such as Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc
  • Acid folic and pantothenic
  • Bioflavonoids
  • Antioxidants
  • Essential amino acids

For these attributes, wheatgrass is one of the most complete plant nutrients available, superior even to green vegetables.

What benefits can you expect if you regularly consume wheatgrass?

  • Fights skin problems such as eczema and acne
  • Neutralises toxins
  • Cleanses the liver
  • Alleviates problems related to blood sugar
  • Improves heart function
  • Relieves toothache and improves oral health
  • Improves digestion
  • Fights constipation and gastrointestinal problems
  • Relieves inflammation
  • Renews the skin cells
  • Fights free radicals and contributes to cell renewal
  • Gives greater resistance to fatigue, both physical and mental
  • Boosts immunity
  • Taken 40 minutes before lunch, it is used in diets to reduce appetite
  • Lowers FSH and regulates the menstrual cycle of women.

Moreover, it has a high content of chlorophyll, which:

  • Detoxifying: cleanses the body from toxins, pollutants and chemicals substances
  • Helps to purify the liver and regulates digestion
  • Has alkalising, antibacterial and immunostimulant properties

There are many beneficial actions of wheatgrass. Perhaps the most evident, is the detoxification aspect, due to a significant concentration of chlorophyll. Research has shown that chlorophyll assists the cleansing of heavy metals such as cadmium and mercury, pesticides and industrial pollutants, that can accumulate in our body.

Wheatgrass contains plenty of digestive enzymes. Known for the treatment of digestive related problems, it can help soothe the symptoms caused by IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and acid reflux. Thanks to its high fibre content, it is a remedy useful to fight constipation and sluggish bowels.

Using wheatgrass in your diet

You can find wheatgrass in its various forms: juice, powder and tablets. It is often mixed with other superfoods.

Side effects

Wheatgrass, as well as wheat germ, is not suitable for those who are intolerant and allergic to wheat.

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