Wheatgrass is that ‘super’ natural supplement that is sufficient to fulfill also every mineral, vitamin, amino acids, enzyme and other healthy substances.
These nutritional elements are building blocks required for general wellbeing and also provide that extra punch required towards fitness and active lifestyle.
We are constantly making that consideration while buying fruits and vegetables or reading nutrition labels when buying processed food or sometimes even ordering at a Restaurant.
If we need to give a summary of wheatgrass nutritional elements it would be something like this—
If you put all fruits and vegetables in a bucket, you can call that bucket wheatgrass.
Here is what you can expect from Wheatgrass and the brief on the benefit associated:
Benefits of Vitamins present in Wheatgrass
Fights and prevents Cancer and keeps our eyes healthy. It also prevents deficiency diseases like night blindness. Promotes Healthy skin.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
Helps in the metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins in our body. Prevents Beri-Beri disease. Promotes healthy growth and development of the body.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
It helps in preserving and maintaining the characteristics of youth, tightness, and smoothness of skin and body tissues.
Vitamin B4 (Adenine)
Promotes cell formation and ensures normal tissue development. It also helps by increasing our immunity and prevents infections.
It’s vital for the formation of Haemoglobin and also keeps skin healthy.
Vitamin B7 (Biotin)
Promotes metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins. Helps in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. This vitamin is also responsible for maintaining healthy skin.
It is needed for healthy bones and nervous system.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)
An anti-cancer vitamin responsible for building up our immunity, maintaining healthy arteries, teeth, and bones.
One vitamin our body can produce if we take sun baths. It is responsible for absorption of calcium in bones i.e. calcification of our bones which prevents our bones from becoming porous and weak.
It helps in fighting cancer and keeps our skin healthy. (All beauty creams and lotions have it in their formulation). It helps in preventing heart attacks and treating Alzheimer’s disease. It also increases fertility among men and women.
It helps in coagulation (clotting) of blood and prevents infections. It helps in preventing haemorrhage and excessive bleeding in wounds.
Benefits of Enzymes present in Wheatgrass
There are three types of Enzymes–Metabolic enzymes, Food enzymes, and digestive enzymes–wheatgrass is a rich source for all of them.
Enzymes present in wheatgrass facilitates many processes in the human body
Like the removal of accumulated toxins and keeping the blood clean.
They also help in the formation of new muscles, strengthening the immune system and other functions required to keep our body in top shape.
Our usual cooking methods generally destroy most of the enzymes present in raw food. Thus regular consumption of fresh wheatgrass in its raw form works as a rich source of enzymes for our body.
Benefits of Chlorophyll present in Wheatgrass
Wheatgrass contains 70% Chlorophyll which more than any other plant.
- Acts as an antioxidant (fights free radicals which are responsible for the decaying of body and diseases like cancer)
- Improves digestion and weight control
- Acts as an Anti-inflammatory (helps in relieving pain, swelling, redness, and heat from an injury)
Improves the Immune system, helps in the formation of red blood cell and detoxification of the human body. It also acts as a deodorizer (prevents bad breath, body odour, bad smell of urine and faecal waste).
- Chlorophyll present in fresh wheatgrass has also been known to regulate Blood Sugar levels for Diabetic patients.
- Chlorophyll is also an antibacterial and is used for treating internal and external skin infections.
Studies have proven that chlorophyll helps in reducing high blood pressure and LDL (bad cholesterol responsible for various heart diseases).
These are only a few benefits of Wheatgrass Powder which we get due to its high chlorophyll content but the list is endless.
Benefits of Amino Acids present in Wheatgrass
Amino acids are the building blocks of life. Wheatgrass contains 17 Amino Acids. They create the proteins that make muscle tissue and speed up the metabolism of fats.
Athletes and bodybuilders use powdered amino acid supplements to help “bulk up” and improve their performance in competitions. They spend thousands of rupees on supplement while they can get it naturally from wheatgrass juice.
Deficiency in one or more amino acids may cause health problems like poor metabolism, low energy, insomnia, poor digestion and many more.
Getting enough of the essential amino acids helps control weight and removes waste from the blood.
Below is the list of amino acids wheatgrass contains along with their benefits for healthy living.
Valine works with leucine and isoleucine to accomplish several crucial tasks. It helps provide energy for the body and promote normal growth.
It regulates blood sugar to prevent diabetes, keeps mental function sharp and stimulates the central nervous system. Valine gives muscles extra glucose for more energy during intense exercise.
It may help reverse alcohol-related brain damage, and treat alcoholism-related damage to the liver or gallbladder. A valine supplement is recommended for people who exercise a lot or have a low-protein intake.
Leucine along with valine and isoleucine, provide energy for the body and repairs muscles.
This amino acid offers several important health processes on its own. Leucine helps burn deep fat layers in your body- the fat that’s the hardest to get rid of, and unresponsive to exercise or diet.
If you have a few stubborn pounds, you can’t lose, more of the amino acid leucine in your diet (or through supplementation) may help you finally reach your goal.
Lysine produces antibodies and has strong antiviral properties. It prevents cold sores and herpes and bolsters the immune system. Vitamin C, flavonoids and lysine in supplement form has been shown to prevent herpes outbreaks, according to some studies.
Like several other amino acids, lysine helps form muscle protein and collagen. It also aids in healing injuries and recuperation from surgery Lysine isn’t manufactured in the body, so you must get 100% of it from food and supplements.
Phenylalanine is changed into tyrosine, another essential amino acid that creates brain chemicals, proteins and thyroid hormones, among other needed elements.
This amino acid can be used to treat Parkinson’s disease by improving rigidity, depression, and inability to walk, according to an animal study. Since phenylalanine boosts production of dopamine and other brain chemicals, it may help combat depression.
This amino acid is derived from glycine. It’s found in all cell membranes and is crucial for brain function, regulating mood and mental stability. Serine impacts physical health by forming muscles and boosting immunity.
Serine is essential in producing another amino acid, tryptophan, which is crucial for the formation of the happiness-regulating hormone serotonin. People lacking in serotonin and tryptophan are more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, and insomnia.
Methionine contains sulphur, which helps produce the non-essential amino acid glutathione. Methionine helps the liver process lipids. Along with choline and inositol, methionine ensures that fats don’t build up in the liver.
It also helps to make creatine, a nutrient that produces energy to make muscles move. Methionine, like lysine and other amino acids, helps form collagen for stronger skin, nails, and connective tissue.
Muscle tissues break down when you exercise, releasing toxins. Alanine removes toxins, allowing the liver to metabolize them and rid them of the body. It may help to reduce cholesterol.
Glycine gives the body the glucose it needs for energy. It helps cells grow and function properly, and keeps the digestive system healthy. Glycine is a major component of collagen, which keeps skin elastic and youthful-looking. About one-third of the collagen in the skin is made of glycine.
Aspartic acid raises metabolic levels, like asparagines. It aids in synthesis for other amino acids and is used to treat depression and exhaustion. High amounts of aspartic acid are found in the human brain. People who suffer from depression usually have lower amounts of aspartic acid in their brains, and doctors sometimes recommend it to improve mood.
Tryptophan, best known to most people as the substance in turkey that makes you calm and sleepy, serves as a mood regulator. It helps in the manufacture of serotonin, preventing or reducing the effects of depression, insomnia, anxiety, and aggression.
Benefits of Minerals present in Wheatgrass
Wheatgrass contains over 90 minerals, including high concentrations of the most alkaline minerals: potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sodium.
Covering all 90 minerals in this post will make the post really long, so we are covering some major minerals and their benefits to gone you a taste of Wheatgrass health benefit.
This vital mineral boosts bone health (prevents osteoporosis), relieves arthritis, improves dental health, and relieves insomnia, menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and cramps. Furthermore, it is important in preventing or treating obesity, colon cancer, acidity, heart and kidney disorders, and lowering high blood pressure.
As a vasodilator, potassium reduces the tension in the blood vessels, and ensures the proper distribution of oxygen to vital organ systems, while protecting against cardiovascular diseases. It can treat low blood sugar, regulate blood pressure, increase water flow in the body, alleviate muscle disorders and cramps, boost brain function, manage arthritis and diabetes, and treat kidney disorders.
Magnesium helps boost the immune system, treat high blood pressure, prevent heart attack and asthma, give relief from alcoholism, and improve bone health. It also relieves cramps, and aids in managing diabetes, menopause, and pregnancy. Magnesium is very important in terms of lowering anxiety and stress and has been closely linked to giving relief from insomnia, due to its enzymatic role in releasing hormones that calm the body and induce sleep.
This widely used mineral plays a key role in maintaining water balance, preventing sunstroke, improving brain function, relieving muscle cramps, and preventing premature ageing.
Like we said at the beginning of the post. Wheatgrass is a superfood that is all you need to complement your health requirement.
And you can start a healthy habit of wheatgrass juice with wheatgrass Farm, Bengaluru.
We deliver freshly cut wheatgrass to your home for making wheatgrass juice for Rs 300/week which is sufficient to make 30ml juice for one person for a whole week.
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