Wheatgrass is an incredibly powerful and versatile superfood which is a rich source of essential vitamins and minerals.
It is prepared from the freshly sprouted leaves of the common wheat plant, Triticum aestivum, and you can grow it and prepare it at home, or buy it in the form of supplements, powder, or juice.
According to Charles Schnabel, “fifteen pounds of wheatgrass is equal in overall nutritional value to 350 pounds of ordinary garden vegetables”.
It is loaded with Chlorophyll, which regulates pH levels in the body, and neutralizes acidity, as the main cause of cancer. It creates a highly oxygenated environment that alkalizes the body, and thus inhibits the development and spread of cancer cells.
Test-tube studies have shown that it may help destroy cancer cells, inhibit cancer development, and lower the complications of chemotherapy.
This natural miracle contains all minerals known to man, as well as vitamins C, A, E, I, K, and B-complex. It is a rich source of protein, and contains 17 amino acids, which serve as the building blocks of protein.
Wheatgrass has strong antioxidant properties and contains superoxide dismutase that prevents premature aging. Moreover, the phenolic acid and the flavonoids boost the immune system, alleviate inflammation, detoxify the body, and increase energy levels.
It also cleanses the liver and strengthens the blood, treats hyperlipidemia, and improves gut health.
Wheatgrass juice has been found to lower levels of total cholesterol, “bad” LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides.
Also, the thylakoids it contains, which contain chlorophyll and absorb sunlight for photosynthesis, improve weight loss, boost metabolism, and create a feeling of fullness.
Wheatgrass has potent neuroprotective properties that relieve anxiety and improve the mental function. It prevents memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease.
To reap all its benefits, just add a tablespoon of wheatgrass to a glass of water, juice, or to your smoothies, sauces, and soups. It is completely safe to use, but make sure you consult your doctor prior to taking it in the case of a pregnancy.