Wheatgrass is one of the so-called green
foods that are valued by health-conscious individuals as great natural source of
nutrients. In Juice form it contains 70% chlorophyll, which is often referred to as the
blood of plant life. It closely resembles the molecules of human red blood cells.
Chlorophyll has been shown to produce an unfavorable environment for bacterial growth in
the body and therefore effective in increasing the body's resistance to illness.
Wheatgrass is considered to be a complete food in itself. The fact
is that one pound of fresh wheatgrass is equivalent in nutritional value to 23 pounds of
choice garden vegetables. Due to its fibrous nature, which is indigestible by humans,
wheatgrass must be liquefied before it can be consumed
Wheat grass is known as an alternative cancer therapy. Drinking of
wheat grass juice helps your body to build red blood cells which carry oxygen to every
cell. By increasing the oxygenation the body you can help offset smog and carbon monoxide
and increase your endurance during physical exercise.
Wheat grass has been found to dissolve scars formed in the lungs and
in addition helps wash drug deposits from the body, purifies the blood and organs and
counteracts acids and toxins in the body. It helps to increase the enzyme level in our
cells, aiding in the rejuvenation of the body and the metabolism of nutrients These
enzymes help to disolve tumors.
This nutrient-rich grass contains 17 amino acids which are the
building blocks of proteins. The body uses these amino adds for, things like building,
muscle tissue, repairing cells, and clotting the blood. Wheatgrass retains 92 of the 102
minerals found in the soil. These minerals include calcium, phosphorus, iron magnesium and
potassium. It is a rich natural source of vitamins A and C. Wheatgrass has more
vitamin C than oranges and twice the vitamin A as carrots. It is exceptionally rich
in vitamins E, K, and B-complex. It is also a natural source of laetrile (B-17). Dr. Chiu
Nan Lai of the University of Texas has found that wheatgrass produces an immunization
effect against many dietary carcinogens.
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