- Wheatgrass is a food prepared from the cotyledons of the common wheat plant, Triticum aestivum.
- Wheatgrass is harvested when the grass is at its nutritional peak and has an extremely high concentration of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, living enzymes, chlorophyll and phytonutrients that can’t be found in the mature wheat plant.
- Nicknamed “liquid gold,” one serving of wheatgrass juice is the rough equivalent to 700grams of dark leafy green vegetables.
- Because of its high chlorophyll content, wheatgrass has a strong alkalizing and detoxifying effect on the body
- Like all chlorophyll-rich green plants, wheatgrass is high in oxygen and therefore an excellent source of natural energy.
- Wheatgrass is superior to other green plants because it has more than 100 elements needed by humans.
- Most often, wheatgrass is found as juice but powder supplements are also available and can be mixed into juices, smoothies or water.
- Known to improve digestion, wheatgrass only takes one minute to digest.
- Even though the word “wheat” is in its name, wheatgrass is gluten-free