Wheatgrass contains over eighty different minerals, is high in fiber, and averages 25% protein (more than meat, fish, eggs, beans or dairy products). It is also more concentrated in iron than spinach but, unlike spinach, contains little or no oxalic acid, which binds the useable calcium in the system and can leach calcium from teeth and bones.
Wheat grass has about as much magnesium as broccoli, brussel sprouts, beets and carrots. Magnesium is vital for muscle contraction and bowel health.
Potassium, ”the youth mineral”, which is plentiful in wheat grass, maintains mineral balance, tones the muscles, firms the skin, and promotes overall beauty. If you are on a calorie restricted eating plan for weight loss, you can have all the potassium you need if you use wheat grass, without all the calories from the potassium rich fruits such as bananas.
Wheat grass contains about the same amount of Vitamin C as citrus fruits, and more than common vegetables like tomatoes or potatoes. As you know, Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant crucial to the health of the skin, teeth, gums, muscles, and joints.
Wheatgrass is rich in Vitamin A, which is essential for maintaining healthy eyes and skin, as well as supporting normal development and reproduction.
Antioxidant Vitamin E “protector of the heart” is a fat-soluble “fertility” vitamin, responsible for the healing of wounds and infections, and prevention of muscle degeneration.
Wheatgrass is a good source of calcium, which is essential for strong bones and teeth, in addition to acting as a buffer to restore balance to blood pH.
After reading about the abundance of different ingredients in wheatgrass, is it any wonder that a single packet of wheatgrass powder is equivalent to 17 pounds of choice vegetables?
Wheatgrass powder that includes the roots is more nutritious and has a milder taste than the wheatgrass powder from leaves only.