Grasses are bursting with every single essential vitamin, mineral, amino acid, enzyme, and chlorophyll to sustain optimal vitality. In addition, they promote digestion and systemic alkalinity. Today we digest many of these grasses in the “Superfoods” we add to shakes and smoothies. Due to their high enzyme and nutrient content, the grasses pass into our bloodstream rapidly, providing a burst of energy.
With the increasing awareness of Healthy Eating, grasses have gained in popularity. It is reported that many grasses have a higher content of vitamins and minerals than the common foods we eat. For example, wheat-grass contains more vitamin C than oranges and more vitamin A than carrots, and barley grass has more calcium than milk, and more iron than spinach. Wheat-grass also contains up to 70% chlorophyll which neutralizes toxins, purifies the liver, improves the heart, intestines, and lungs. Alfalfa grass contains more protein than most other plants. It has solid benefits and ensures our digestive system is balanced.
Many fear gluten in wheatgrass, however, since it is harvested while in its early state there is no gluten within the grass. Below is a brief breakdown of some of the common grasses we should be utilizing in Our Balanced Diet Today.