Benefits of wheatgrass

Published August 14, 2014

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Wheatgrass is the young green shoots of the wheat plant that appear before the formation of the grain. It’s often classified as a “superfood” because it contains a concentrated amount and wide spectrum of nutrients. Benefits of wheatgrass include:

  • A complete source of protein ‐ Wheatgrass is believed to be a complete protein,1 meaning it provides all the essential amino acids our bodies need but cannot manufacture.
  • Rich in minerals – Wheatgrass contains a number of important minerals including calcium, magnesium and iron,1 and may therefore be a valuable addition to a healthy diet.
  • Delivers several vitamins – Vitamins that may be present in wheatgrass include vitamins A, C and E,1 which have antioxidant properties and are required for various body functions.
  • A source of chlorophyll – Wheatgrass is made up of approximately 70% chlorophyll, the substance that makes it green, and may contribute to general detoxification of the body.1
  • Provides natural enzymes – Wheatgrass contains approximately 30 enzymes,1 which may contribute to normal body processes.
  • Gluten free – Because wheatgrass is cut prior to the formation of the wheat grain, it lacks gluten,1 a common allergen in some people. It’s therefore suitable for those on a gluten free diet.

How to include wheatgrass in your diet

To obtain the nutritional benefits of wheatgrass and add interest to a healthy well‐balanced diet, you could juice wheatgrass or add a wheatgrass powder to water or a smoothie. It can also be combined with other ‘supergreens’ including chlorella, spirulina, alfalfa and barley grass for an extra boost of valuable vitamins and minerals.

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