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Wheatgrass is loaded with nutrients ... but which nutrients?
You can find out in two ways:
- You can do it the easy way by reading this article ... or ...
- You can spends loads of hours researching it on your own only to discover the exact same information in this short but information-packed article
Wheatgrass Nutritional Content
Within the young tender sprouts of wheatgrass lie one of nature's few "whole foods" -- fast becoming one of the most popular and widely used health supplements for very sound nutritional reasons:
Chlorophyll ... 20 amino acids, several hundred different enzymes not found in other foods, as many as 90 out of 102 possible minerals, a full menu of vitamins, phytochemicals, and other important nutrients. Authorities have described chlorophyll as "Quite possibly the closest thing to the fountain of youth man has ever conjured up."
Wheatgrass is plain chock full of nutrition! Take a look:
Vitamin C, Vitamin E (succinate), Vitamin A (beta-carotene), choline, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B7 (biotin), B9 (folic acid), B12 (cyanocobalamin), Vitamin K
Wheatgrass contains the entire B-complex:
The B-complex vitamins are actually a group of eight vitamins, which include thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5),pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folic acid (B9), and cyanocobalamin (B12). The B-complex is essential for:
- Delivering energy by breaking down carbohydrates into glucose
- Helping the immune and nervous systems by breaking down fats and proteins
- Maintaining toned stomach and intestinal muscles
- Maintaining healthy skin, hair, eyes, mouth, and the liver
- Promote cell growth and division especially in red blood cells to prevent anemia
Minerals and Trace Minerals (partial list):
zinc, selenium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, boron, chloride, chromium, cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, nickel, sodium, sulphur (up to as many as 90 out of 102 possible minerals)
tryptophan, glutamic acid, alanine, methionine, arginine, lysine, aspartic acid, cystine, glycine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, phenylalanine, proline, serine, threonine, tryosine, valine, and small polypeptides
super-oxide dismutase, peroxidase, phosphatase, catalase, cytochrome oxidase, dnase, RnaseSuperoxide, hexokinase, malic dehygrogenase, nitrate reductase, nitrogen oxyreductase, fatty acid oxidase, phosolipase, polyphenoloxidase, dismustase, transhydrogenase (all told: several hundred enzymes not found in other foods)
chlorophyll, carotenoids, bioflavonoids, growth hormones, RNA, DNA
Wheatgrass Nutrition Benefits
In those tender young shoots of wheatgrass, you get a bounty of nutrition:
- You'll replenish your nutritional deficiencies by getting 20 amino acids, several hundred different enzymes not found in other foods, as many as 90 out of 102 possible minerals, a full menu of vitamins, phytochemicals, and other important nutrients ...
- You'll boost your energy level skyward by breaking down carbohydrates into glucose ...
- You'll increase your focus, concentration, and clarity -- with increased oxygen and blood flow ...
- You'll detoxify, neutralize, and flush out deadly poisons in your body ...
- You'll stop absorbing any more toxins -- including dangerous cancer-causing dioxins in your food, water, and air ...
- You'll enhance your peristaltic movement (it helps you go and keeps you regular) ...
- You'll oxygenate your blood -- benefiting all cells in your body ...
- You'll bolster your immune system and nervous system -- by breaking down fats and proteins ...
- You'll tone up your stomach and intestinal muscles ...
- You'll experience healthier skin, hair, eyes, mouth, and liver ...
- You'll promote cell growth and division -- especially in red blood cells to prevent anemia
The most popular way to eat these tender wheatgrass shoots? By making fresh wheatgrass juice in a juicer. And three weeks ago, you learned about the risks in drinking fresh wheatgrass juice.
But for this week's post, know this: The nutritional content of wheatgrass includes chlorophyll, minerals, and amino acids not found in other foods -- and certainly far above and beyond any multi vitamin-and-mineral supplement you can take.
Nothing feels better than being healthy!
With our very best wishes to you,