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 ìthe blood of plant lifeî 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 and Cobalt.
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 by heat.
It is said that vitamin, mineral and enzyme content in 30 ml of wheatgrass juice is equivalent to levels found in about 1.2 kg 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…..