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Some consumers grow and juice wheatgrass in their homes. It is often available in juice bars, alone or in

mixed fruit or vegetable drinks. It is also available in many health food stores as fresh produce, tablets, frozen

juice and powder. Growing wheatgrass to about seven inches tall is optimum for its health benefits. Simply

place selected grain in about one-inch of organic soil to enjoy one of the most cleansing and nutritious juices.

Indoor grown wheatgrass grows from 8-14 days before it is harvested.

Wheatgrass Juice Facts

1. 30 ml of freshly squeezed wheatgrass juice is equivalent in nutritional value to 1kg of leafy green

vegetables.

2. Wheatgrass contains over 90 minerals, including high concentrations of the most alkaline minerals:

potassium, calcium, magnesium and sodium.

3. It contains the essential enzymes: Protease (assists in protein digestion), Cytochrome Oxidase (a

powerful anti oxidant), Amylase (facilitates digestion), Lipase (a fat splitting enzyme),

Transhydrogenase (strengthens the heart muscle) & Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) (found in all body

cells and is known for its ability to lessen the effect of radiation and slow cellular aging).

4. Just one teaspoon of Wheat Grass powder, weighing a mere 3.5 grams, is nutritionally equal to an

entire spinach salad weighing a full 50 grams.

5. Wheatgrass has more vitamin C than oranges and twice the vitamin A as carrots.

6. Wheatgrass 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.

7. Wheatgrass contains 19 amino acids, the building blocks of protein.

Nutritional Value of Wheatgrass Juice (Per 100 gm)

Nutritionally, wheatgrass is a complete food that contains 98 of the 102 earth elements. Wheatgrass is

considered to be a complete food because it contains every amino acid, vitamin, and mineral (some in only

trace amounts) necessary for human nutrition. No complete nutrition analysis of wheatgrass or wheatgrass

juice is available in the literature. It is mentioned that 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.

• Calories 21.0 Cal

• Carbohydrates 2.0 gm

• Fat 0.06 gm

• Water 95 gm

• Sodium 10.3 mg

• Iron 0.61 mg

• Folic Acid 29 mcg

• Dietary Fiber < 0.1 gm

• Glucose 0.80 gm

• Calcium 24.2 mg

• Magnesium 24 mg

• Selenium < 1 ppm

• Potassium 147 mg

• Zinc 0.33 mg

• Phosphorus 75.2 mg

• Vitamin A 427 IU

• Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0.08 mg

• Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.13 mg

• Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) 0.11 mg

• Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 6.0 mg

• Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCI) 0.2 mg

• Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) < 1 mcg

• Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 3.65 mg

• Vitamin E 15.2 IU

• Chlorophyll 42.2 mg

• Choline 92.4 mg

Wheatgrass Benefits for Hair

Wheatgrass juice has external benefits as well. It can be used as a scalp treatment to restore luster to hair,

as a skin cleanser and astringent, and as a sinus treatment. There are many people that have seen their gray

hairs vanish with regular intake of wheatgrass juice. Wheatgrass juice keeps hair from graying & removes

dandruff.

Wheatgrass Benefits for Cancer

Wheat grass is known as an alternative cancer therapy. In a study it was found that wheatgrass juice

duplicates the molecular structure of hemoglobin, a important part of the blood, and because it is so rich in

free-radical scavengers such as provitamin A, it may inhibit cancer. 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 assist in dissolving tumors.



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