Wheatgrass has exploded onto the health scene and is now one of the most popular food supplements available for a healthy life. The magic comes from chlorophyll (regarded as a fantastic nutrient) and a combination of hundreds of rare enzymes and amino acids. Wheatgrass also contains nearly every required mineral and vitamin you need.
Health benefits of wheatgrass
The green chlorophyll molecule that is so abundant in leafy plants is very similar in structure to hemoglobin – a key component of your blood. Wheatgrass has been associated with improved circulation, detoxification, digestion and overall wellness (without scientific substantiation, however). There is research that suggests a diet high in chlorophyll and fibre assists in preventing colon cancer and many other digestive disorders. The fibre in wheatgrass comes from the cellulose in the cell walls of the plant.
What is wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass is the common name for the young grass of the wheat plant. It is juiced up or dried into a power that both animals and humans can consume. Wheatgrass can be grown in your own home and is very common in juice bars and health food shops that sell fresh products.
Wheatgrass is 70% chlorophyll, hence its great green colour. Chlorophyll also prevents the spread of harmful bacteria.