There are many benefits to wheatgrass, the young grass of the common wheat plant. Wheat grass can be taken in tablet, powder or fresh form. The recommended daily dosage of maximum health benefits is 30 ml fresh wheatgrass or 3.5 grams of the tablet of powder form.
Wheatgrass offers the beneficial effects of chlorophyll in the human diet. Research has stated that green leafy vegetables, along with wheatgrass, are high in chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is so important because it cause Hemoglobin production in the body.
The result is an increase in the oxygen carrying capabilities of the body. Blood sugar levels can be improved and toxins such as carbon dioxide can be removed with more ease. High concentrations of chlorophyll have been linked to lower rates of colon cancer.
Wheatgrass, when compared to other vegetables, is slightly better in nutritional value. A comparison of wheatgrass juice, broccoli and spinach yielded surprising results. The protein content of wheatgrass juice is 860 mg, 800 mg for broccoli and 810 mg for spinach.
Wheatgrass juice has 880 mcg of Vitamin E; broccoli has 220 mcg and spinach has 580 mcg of Vitamin E. Spinach is richer in iron at .77 mg with wheatgrass at .66 mg and broccoli at .21 mg per serving. Phosphorus is in all three but at different concentrations: wheatgrass per serving has .21 mg, broccoli has 19 mg per serving and spinach has 14 mg per serving.
Other benefits associated with wheatgrass are important for good health. Wheatgrass improves digestion, reduces blood pressure, improve the body’s ability to heal wounds and aids in the prevention of tooth decay.
Additionally, wheatgrass can help strengthen your immune system, lessens appetite cravings, creates steadier nerves, improve mental clarity, provide more energy and result in a better quality of sleep.