The Health Benefits of Wheatgrass

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I love wheatgrass. It is one of my favorite superfoods. I take wheatgrass twice a day, every day in a powdered form. I prefer a powdered form because I can take it with me wherever I go and it requires no refrigeration. I either add it to my protein drink or juice. Wheatgrass juice is an effective healer because it contains chlorophyll, all minerals known to man, and vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, and K. Wheatgrass is extremely rich in protein, and contains 17 amino acids, the building blocks of protein. It contains choline, magnesium and potassium which repair and maintain liver health. It also contains indole, an enzyme that is capable of deactivating carcinogens in the liver. It cleanses the blood and digests toxins in the cells, and to be honest its list of health benefits just keeps going.

 

The Benefits of Wheatgrass:
Wheatgrass is a nutritionally complete food
Effective in destroying anaerobic bacteria
Destroys harmful germs and microbes
Beneficial in treating anemia
Effective antioxidant for cell strength and preservation
Stimulates digestion
Stimulant for transport of oxygen to cells
Neutralizes the toxic effects of flourine
Immune booster
Blood cleanser
Detoxifies and regenerates the liver
High in enzymes and amino acids
Chemically neutralizes pollutants
Neutralizes toxicity of nitrogen compounds found in automobile exhaust
Destroys harmful germs and microbes
Chlorophyll content protects from carcinogens
Contains potassium, which acts as a stimulant and is also beneficial to muscle integrity and prevention of spasms.
Contains magnesium, which draws out excess fat from the liver the same way magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts) draws pus from an infection.
Contains Choline, which helps prevent fat deposits in the liver.
Contains source of B12. folic acid, iron. Copper, potassium and protein are readily converted by the body into health red blood cells and bio available because wheatgrass juice is consumed raw.
Neutralizes toxins in our cells
Contains bio-flavonoids (compounds related to vitamins that help cleanse blood and tissues).
Neutralizes toxic substances like mercury, strontium, nicotine and polyvinyl chloride by changing them into insoluble salts for easy elimination.
Anti-mutagenic and anti-neoplastic effect (ability to fight tumors).
Has a dilating effect on the blood vessels (making them larger to improve blood flow).
Acts as a natural body deodorizer effective against bad breath, perspiration odor, menstrual odors, and foul smelling urine and stools.
Contains exogenous enzymes (powerful detoxifiers)
Contains amino acid chains (polypeptides)
Lowers blood presure
Increases red blood cell count
Cleanses the blood, organs and gastrointestinal tract of debris
Restores alkalinity to the blood
Powerful detoxifier

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References:

http://www.hippocratesinst.org/natural-health-resources/benefits-of-wheatgrass

http://annwigmore.org/living_foods.html#wheatgrass

Anne Wigmore-The Wheatgrass Book

Healthy Healing by Linda Page, Ph.D., Traditional Naturopath

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