Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Health Benefits of Wheatgrass

Health Benefits of Wheatgrass

Wheat grass is one of the healthiest substances on the earth and has amazing health benefits.

Celebrities like the stunning and beautiful Angelina Jolie is known to drink wheat-grass juice. At most every juice bar and natural-foods store, customers peek up from mid-day fatigue with a shot of bright-green, pungently wheat-grass juice.

Wheatgrass juice contains most of the important vitamins and minerals which are essential for good health. It contains 70%  chlorophyll and also excellent source of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulphur, cobalt, and zinc.

Wheatgrass contains high level of Vitamin C, E, K and B complex (including B12). Adding to these, wheatgrass juice contains 17 types of amino acids.

 
Nutrient content of wheatgrass juice compared to fruits and vegetables.

  • 1 ounce of fresh wheatgrass juice is equivalent to 2.5 pounds of vegetables in nutritional value.
  • 1 ounce of wheatgrass has more vitamin C than 1 ounce of oranges.
  • 1 ounce of wheatgrass has twice the vitamin A than in 1 ounce of carrots.
  • It is said that 25ml of wheatgrass is equivalent in vitamins, minerals and amino acids to a kilogram of fresh garden vegetables in nutritional value.
I love the Jamba Juice: home to the famous wheatgrass shot because
it gives me an instant feel good, energetic, positive energy, alive feeling! And weaned me off coffee!


Benefits of including wheatgrass juice in your regular diet:
Here are the major health benefits of wheatgrass:
  • An Energizer:
    Wheatgrass and wheatgrass juice increase the energy level. Drinking wheatgrass juice can make you refreshed and energized throughout the day.
  • Builds Blood:  Hemoglobin molecule in human blood and the chlorophyll molecule in wheatgrass are very similar. This similarity helps human body to transform chlorophyll into hemoglobin increasing the red blood cell count. Chlorophyll builds blood cells quickly
    and also normalizes the blood pressure. Thus it is very good to reduce anemia.
  • Detoxify: Wheatgrass has great cleansing capabilities. Because of wheatgrass is a great source of Vitamin, B, C, E and beta-carotene, it helps to destroy and eliminate the free radicals. Regular consumption of wheatgrass juice is great for detoxifying of the lymphatic system.
  • Weight Loss:
    Complete nutrition in wheatgrass relieves your body of
    cravings resulting in the reduction of unnecessary over eating.
  • Anti-Cancer:
    Wheatgrass works as powerful anti-cancer agent. Chlorophyll and beta-carotene in wheatgrass juice
    help to prevent cancer. According to a study by University of California, wheatgrass helps to reduce side effects during chemotherapy.
  • Anti-inflammatory: The high alkalinity property in wheatgrass is very good for the people suffering from inflammatory ailments, like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Good for Skin: Chlorophyll in wheatgrass is very good for the treatment of various skin diseases. For first and second-degree burns, the use of chlorophyll has been established as an outstanding aid. Chlorophyll also reduces the foul odor associated with burns.
  • Eliminates Body And Breath Odors:
    Wheatgrass juice reduces body and breath odors. It is very effective to naturalize the odor form physical exercise, menstrual odors, and also from food, beverages, tobacco etc.
  • Body building:
    Amino acids are building blocks of protein. Wheatgrass juice contains high amount of amino acids that are great for body building.
  • Immune system:
    Wheatgrass and wheatgrass juice, both are very good to build strong immune system.
  • Candidiasis:
    Wheatgrass creates an unfavorable environment for bacteria.
    Regular consumption of wheatgrass juice prevents bacterial growth. 
  • Mental Problems:
    Wheatgrass is very good to prevent any mental memory deterioration and Alzheimer's disease
  • Wheatgrass juice held in the mouth for 5 minutes will eliminate toothaches
    and will firm up and tightens gums.
  • The
    insoluble fiber in wheatgrass: gently cleanses your digestive tract and promotes regularity.
  • Wheatgrass juice
    keeps hair from graying & removes dandruff.
  • Wheat grass juice increases red blood-cell count and lowers blood pressure.
  • Wheat grass juice washes drug deposits from the body.
  • Wheatgrass juice is an excellent skin exfoliation and can be absorbed through the skin for nutrition. Apply the wheatgrass juice on your body and let it stay for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse off with water.
  • Wheatgrass juice can
    dissolve the scars that are formed in the lungs
    from breathing acid gasses.
  • Wheatgrass juice can remove heavy metals and other toxic (mercury, cadmium, nicotine) from the body.
  • Wheatgrass juice restores fertility.

Calorie Content of Wheatgrass (Juice): 100g of Wheatgrass have 23 calories. Calories from fat are 0.


Other Health Benefits of Wheatgrass (Juice): Wheatgrass juice is good for curing asthma, hair and skin problems and throat infection. It also cures constipation, improves digestive system, prevents diabetes and heart disease, tooth decay, detoxifies the blood, helps manage menopause and improves the overall health due to the nutrition. Chlorophyll in wheatgrass soothes and heals tissues internally and stops development of harmful bacteria in the body.

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