Wheatgrass comes in many forms with the most popular being raw. Wheatgrass can be found in capsule, tablet and liquid extract form as well. The method of growing wheatgrass is usually in water or soil. The taste of raw wheatgrass is very grassy and can be difficult for some to get used to. Wheatgrass aids the body in healing and rejuvenating itself.
Wheatgrass has high chlorophyll content that is easy for the body to change into hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a molecule in human blood and increasing hemoglobin raises the amount of red blood cells. It also promotes the bloods ability to send nutrients and oxygen to cells. Chlorophyll stabilizes blood pressure, eliminates harmful carbon dioxide and stimulates enzymes and metabolism. It even gives the body energy and alkalizes the blood.
Amino acids are prominent in wheatgrass. They are necessary for protein to develop, support growth and regeneration of cells. This is why many gym fanatics and bodybuilders swear by consuming wheatgrass powder or shots on a daily basis. Wheatgrass is what is known as a “complete” protein and has amino acids such as glycine, serine, aspartic acid, leucine, arginine, valine, alanine, phenylalanine, tryptophane and many others.
The properties in wheatgrass are known for helping the body cleanse itself. A 140g serving of wheatgrass, or a shot, is equal to 3kg’s of fresh vegetables, which makes wheatgrass a great way to absorb the recommended daily intake of green vegetables. The vitamins A, B, C and E, combined with carotene, in wheatgrass eliminate free radicals and purify the body. It is also known to clean organs and blood.
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