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Nutrition - Overview

To get the most benefit from vitamins and minerals, a person's total intake should come in a form that is as close to a natural and organic state as possible. Unfortunately many of the fruit and vegetables we buy today are nutrient deficient and although vitamin supplements have their place, they have been processed in a laboratory and then sat on shelves for months before they are ingested, obviously nowhere near as powerful as live food.

Organic wheatgrass juice is an abundant source of the B vitamins and includes vitamins C, E and carotene. These vitamins work to successfully destroy free radicals that can lead to the degeneration of the immune system, and the body as a whole. It also contains at least 20 amino acids, as well as various minerals and enzymes. There are over 90 minerals, which are needed to maintain good metabolism. Some of these alkaline minerals found in wheatgrass are calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron.

Comparison Chart
Per 100 grams Unit GRASS Sprouts Spinach Broccoli Chicken
Protein g 25% 7% 3% 3% 17%
Fat g 8% 1% 0% 0% 20%
Calcium g 321.000 28.000 99.000 48.000 10.000
Magnesium mg 112.000 82.000 79.000 25.000 20.000
Potassium mg 3225.000 169.000 558.000 325.000 204.000
Phosphorus mg 575.000 200.00 49.000 66.000 172.000
Iron mg 25.000 2.140 2.710 0.880 1.040
Sodium mg 18.800 16.000 79.000 27.000 71.000
Copper mg 0.375 0.261 0.130 0.045 0.074
Zinc mg 4.870 1.650 0.530 0.400 1.200
Manganese mg 2.450 1.868 0.897 0.229 0.019
Selenium mcg 2.500 N/A 1.000 3.000 N/A
Thiamine mg 0.350 0.225 0.078 0.065 0.114
Niacin mg 8.350 3.087 0.724 0.638 6.626
Riboflavin mg 16.900 0.155 0.189 0.119 0.167
Folate mcg 1110.000 38.000 194.400 71.000 6.000
Vitamin B6 mg 1.400 0.265 0.195 0.159 0.330
Vitamin B12 mcg 0.800 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.320
Vitamin A IU 513.000 0.000 6715.000 N/A 178.000
Vitamin C mcg 214.500 2.600 28.100 93.200 2.400
Vitamin E mcg 9.100 0.050 1.890 1.660 N/A

Enzymes are an important active ingredient in wheatgrass juice. They are the life force of our foods and are required to carry out many important biological and chemical functions within the body. Enzymes also play a major role in breaking down fats stored in the body and assist greatly in weight loss. Some of these enzymes are as follows:

Source: Steve Meyerowitz, 1998