Wheatgrass – Wheatgrass is a nutrient-rich type of young grass in the wheat family. It’s sold as a dietary supplement in tablet, capsule and liquid forms. Wheatgrass is often used for juicing, or added to smoothies or tea. Proponents say that wheatgrass has numerous health benefits, but there are no significant research studies to support these claims.
Wheatgrass provides a concentrated amount of nutrients, including iron; calcium; magnesium; amino acids; chlorophyll; and vitamins A, C and E. Wheatgrass fans say that its rich nutrient content boosts immunity, kills harmful bacteria in your digestive system, and rids your body of waste. Some proponents tout wheatgrass as a treatment for cancer, anaemia, diabetes, constipation, infections, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis and joint pain, among other health concerns.
Twice the amount of Vitamin A as carrots and higher in Vitamin C than oranges. Wheatgrass also contains the full spectrum of B vitamins as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium and potassium.