Wheatgrass

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Wheatgrass juice may look like what you would get if you put the grass from your garden in a blender.
Wheatgrass is the young grass of the wheat plant, Triticum aestivum. It grows in temperate regions in Europe and the United States and can live inside or outside. Many people grow their own wheat grass by putting wheat seeds in water and then harvesting the leaves.
Wheatgrass is a natural source of vitamins and minerals (of which there are a number of antioxidants), including:
  • Vitamins A, E, C, K and B6
  • Calcium
  • Selenium
  • Magnesium
  • Iron

The leaves are difficult to digest, so they are usually crushed and pressed to make juice. Wheatgrass leaves can also be dried and processed into tablets or capsules. Some people mix wheat grass with water and use it as an enema to cleanse the digestive system. Others eat raw wheatgrass because they believe that cooking food destroys the natural enzymes that the real health shovel offers.

Use
Wheat grass fans use it to counter the most common and everyday health problems. Wheatgrass is also used by some people to treat potentially more serious conditions through experiences of others. Those who swear by it say that the powerful ingredient in wheatgrass is chlorophyll, the pigment that gives plants their green color. They say that chlorophyll works like hemoglobin (the protein in red blood cells that transports oxygen). Any vegetable food that you have eaten over the years, such as spinach, parsley or arugula, also contains chlorophyll.

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