What are the Benefits? and nutritional content?

Researchers from as early as the 1930`s identified the young cereal grasses as complete food . 

Grasses contains hundreds of;

¨ Vitamins— substances that your body needs to grow and develop normally.                  

¨ Minerals—like vitamins, minerals help your body grow, develop, and stay healthy.

¨ Enzymes - are proteins that catalyse (i.e., increase the rates of) chemical reactions.

¨ Amino Acids—are the building blocks of proteins. They band together in chains to form the stuff from which your life is born. It's a two-step process: Amino acids get together and form peptides or polypeptides. It is from these groupings that proteins are made. And there's not just one kind of amino acid.

¨ Phytochemicals—are biologically active chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants

¨ Anti-Oxidants—An antioxidant is a molecule capable of inhibiting the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons or hydrogen from a substance to an oxidizing agent

¨ Immunomodulators—helps to modulate the immune system

¨ DNA and RNA are two different nucleic acids found in the cells of every living organism. Both have significant roles to play in cell biology.

¨ Protein—are biochemical compounds consisting of one or more polypeptides typically folded into a globular or fibrous form, facilitating a biological function.

¨ Chlorophyll— is a green pigment found in almost all plants, algae, and cyanobacteria.

¨ Carotenoids—protect your cells from the damaging effects of free radicals.

¨ Fatty acids—In chemistry, especially biochemistry, a fatty acid is a carboxylic acid with a long un branched aliphatic tail (chain), which is either saturated or unsaturated.

¨ Trace elements—An element present in an organism in only very small amounts but essential for normal metabolism. Iodine and cobalt are trace elements required by humans

“It is a folly to dose oneself with one or more vitamins when we know nothing of their relationships to fifty other food factors

—Charles F, Schnabel.

“All forms of life, on land and in the sea, even when they feed on each other, are parasites, depending ultimately on plant life. Your body, its flesh and its organs are made up largely of protein coming to you directly from food plants or the flesh of plant eating animals. You personally exist only because of chlorophyll”
—Dr. T.M. Rudolph.

The broad spectrum of nutrients is so vast that in 1939 dehydrated Wheatgrass was actually accepted by the American Medical Association as a natural vitamin food.

Drinking Wheatgrass juice is like drinking liquid sunshine transformed into nutritive energy drink. 

Whenever anyone talks about the healing powers of grass, they mention chlorophyll first. Green plant cells are the only ones capable of absorbing energy directly from the sun. The primeval energy for all life is thus light. Sunlight radiation is absorbed by plants and secondarily by humans and animals. Without the energy from the sun all living organisms would gradually slow down and eventually life on earth would become extinct.

Chlorophyll has remarkable similarity to our own blood haemoglobin. The compound that carries oxygen in the blood. Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara, president of the Hagiwara Institute of Health in Japan, is a leading advocate for the use of grass as food and medicine. He found that since chlorophyll is soluble in fat particles, and fat particles are absorbed directly into the blood via the lymphatic system, so chlorophyll can also be absorbed in this way. So when the "blood" of plants is absorbed in humans it is transformed into human blood, which transports nutrients to every cell of the body.