During the 1940s a lady by the name of Ann Wigmore healed herself of cancer from the weeds she found in vacant lots of Boston. She began a study of natural healing modalities and with the help of a friend, Dr. Earp Thomas, she found that there are 4700 varieties of grass in the world and all are good for man. She arrived at the conclusion that Wheat Grass was the best or the medicinal grass.
Wheat Grass is fast becoming a popular supplemental health food. The true nutritional benefits are found in the young grass leaves. These leaves are harvested and processed into Wheat Grass powder. The leaves contain many of the vitamins, minerals, and protein necessary for the human diet. Wheat Grass is considered a whole food concentrate that is close to its natural state supplying the nutrients we require in a natural proportion. The colour reflects the abundance of chlorophyll and reflects the similarity to other dark leafy vegetables.
Wheat Grass is a whole food providing many essential nutrients that act synergistically together optimising bodily functions. Chlorophyll and other essential nutrients act synergistically in Wheat Grass to detoxify the body from destructive toxins such as heavy metals and pollutants that we digest every day. Chlorophyll also has anti-inflammatory properties. Wheat Grass can be easily absorbed throughout the digestive tract, giving our body access to vital nutrients. Many of the vitamins, minerals and enzymes present in Wheat Grass act as powerful antioxidants protecting our body from free radical damage, enhancing our immune system and improving cardiovascular health. Wheat Grass is a rich source of dietary fibre good for colon health and regularity. Sports people and others who need more energy have used Wheat Grass; it provides them with a nutrient rich food that is also packed with energy.
Many people are finding out for themselves the great benefits of Wheat Grass (liquid chlorophyll). Wheat Grass powder is from the young wheat shoots grown on the fertile Canterbury plains of New Zealand. No pesticides or herbicides are used. Wheat Grass and Barley Grass are both very similar in their nutritional composition but Wheat Grass is considered to have a sweeter taste.
Mix 1-2 teaspoons of powder into juice, beverage or food. Best taken first thing in the morning.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION ON WHEAT GRASS.
Per 100 grams
Vitamin E--12.45 mg
Beta Carotene:--31.6 mg
Total Tocopherols--13.1 IU
Vitamin C--261 mg
Folic Acid--1400 mcg