Wheat grass is one of the so-called green foods that are valued by health-conscious individuals as a great natural source of nutrients. In juice form it contains 70% chlorophyll, which is often referred to as the blood of plant life. It closely resembles the molecules of? human red blood cells. Chlorophyll may produce an unfavourable environment for bacterial growth in the body and therefore effective in increasing the body’s resistance to illness. Wheatgrass is considered to be a complete food in itself. The fact is that one pound of fresh wheatgrass is equivalent in nutritional value to 23 pounds of choice garden vegetables. Due to its fibrous nature, which is indigestible by humans, wheatgrass must be liquefied before it can be consumed Wheat grass is known as an alternative cancer therapy. Drinking of wheat grass juice helps your body to build red blood cells which carry oxygen to every cell. By increasing the oxygenation the body you can help offset smog and carbon monoxide and increase your endurance during physical exercise. Wheat grass has been found to dissolve scars formed in the lungs and in addition helps wash drug deposits from the body, purifies the blood and organs and counteracts acids and toxins in the body. It helps to increase the enzyme level in our cells, aiding in the rejuvenation of the body and the metabolism of nutrients These enzymes assist in dissolving tumors. This nutrient-rich grass contains 17 amino acids which are the building blocks of proteins. The body uses these amino acids for things like building muscle tissue, repairing cells and clotting the blood. Wheatgrass retains 92 of the 102 minerals found in the soil. These minerals include calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium and potassium. It is a rich natural source of vitamins A and C. Wheatgrass has more vitamin C than oranges and twice the vitamin A of carrots. It is exceptionally rich in vitamins E, K, and B-complex. It is also a natural source of laetrile (B-17). Wheatgrass produces an immunisation effect against many dietary carcinogens. Wheatgrass powder may benefit the blood cells, bones, glands, hair, kidneys, liver, muscles, spleen, teeth and other body parts. Wheatgrass powder protects the lungs and blood from water and air pollution, toxins, cigarette smoke and heavy metals. It is also a safe and extremely potent aid to weight loss since it suppresses the appetite and stimulates circulation and metabolism. One handful will produce approximately an ounce of juice. This can be taken alone, or mixed with other juices such as carrot and apple. Although the grass can be cut and stored in the refrigerator for a few days, once juiced it is not stable and will spoil quickly. Drinking it within fifteen minutes of juicing is optimal. Sipping it slowly over a couple of minutes – on an empty stomach – will provide the most benefits. Slowly increase from one ounce a day to about four ounces each day will gently acclimatise your system to it. Drinking it at mid-morning and mid-afternoon are great times for this green energy pick-you-up. Wheatgrass can also be taken in tablet and powder form – very useful when travelling. People sensitive, or even allergic to wheat and wheat products – usually to the gluten found in wheat and also rye, barley etc – have no problems with wheatgrass juice, since it contains no gluten in this form. Truly a complete superfood!