Wheatgrass nutrient information
Wheatgrass is packed full of nutrients that are of great benefit to your health.
Where does one start when talking about the nutrient content and benefits of
wheatgrass juice? Wheatgrass contains vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino-acids
(used to build proteins) and large amounts of chlorophyll.
Wheatgrass consists of 70% chlorophyll. This is significant because chlorophyll
is very similar in structure to Haemoglobin. Haemoglobin plays a vital part
in our red blood cells functionality, enabling the blood to carry oxygen to
the different parts of the body, chlorophyll is very similar in structure to
Haemoglobin. Because of this chlorophyll is often know as “the blood of
plant life” and as such the high levels of chlorophyll found in wheatgrass
can be easily absorbed by our bodies and used to rebuild the blood. Read more
about wheatgrass health benefits.
The high cholorphyll content of wheatgrass also acts as a powerful detoxifier
cleansing the liver, cells, tissues and blood
Juicing is necessary to release the nutrients contained in wheatgrass into
a digestible form. Find out more information
on juicing wheatgrass. Wheatgrass contains vitamin A, vitamin C, B complex
vitamins, vitamins E and K. Wheatgrass also contains 82 out of the 92 minerals
found in soil including calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Potassium, Phosphorus
Wheatgrass also contains numerous amino acids. Amino acids are the building
blocks the body uses to make proteins. Protein found in meat, fish, eggs etc
needs breaking down into amino acids before being built into protein. Wheatgrass
provides the body with the protein building blocks so there is no need to expend
energy on breaking the proteins down into amino acids. Because wheatgrass juice
is raw the amino acids do not suffer from any deficiencies in structure caused
It is said that vitamin, mineral and enzyme content in one ounce of
wheatgrass juice is equivalent to levels found in about 2.5 pounds of other
green vegetable juice.
The high level of enzymes contained in wheatgrass juice help the body in the
metabolism of nutrients and help in the repair and generation of cells and tissues.
Read more on how the nutrient content relates to the health
benefits of wheatgrass.