The Super Food
In the book The Perricone Promise by Dr. Nicholas Perricone he cited wheatgrass as one of the super foods.
Indeed, wheatgrass is considered as a life-sustaining complete food. Just take a look at the cattle. With their muscular built and might, they are able to survive just by eating grass.
Wheatgrass contains carbohydrates, proteins, fatty acids, 17 amino acids, 13 vitamins, 10 minerals, various trace minerals, more than 100 types of enzymes, fiber, chlorophyll and different phytochemicals. And the best thing about it ~ the mixture and synergy of elements in wheatgrass is created by nature, having the perfect balance, right amount and right kind of nutrition in its most absorbable form. This perfection cannot be met by any laboratory-formulated supplements. Synthetic supplements may have the highest amount of nutrition but if the right proportion and synergy of nutrients are not achieved, the body will not be able to absorb it and most portion, if not all, will go to waste.
Wheatgrass being a Super Food is completely assimilated in the body in 20 minutes.
Vitamins: Vitamin A, B Complex, C, D, E, F, K, Choline and Folic Acid.
Minerals: Iron, Calcium, Potassium, Sodium, Manganese, Sulphur, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Magnesium, Zinc.
Amino Acids: Arginine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Penylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine, Alanine, Proline, Tyrosine, Aspartic Acid, Cysteine, Glutamic Acid, Glycine.
Enzymes: P4D1, Superoxide Dismutase, Peroxidase, Phosphatase. Catalase, Cytochrome oxidase, DNAse, RNAse, Hexokinase, Malic dehydrogenase, Nitrate reductase, Nitrogen oxyreductase, Fatty acids transhydrogenase, Phospholipase, Polyphenoloxidase, etc.
Phytochemicals: Chlorophyll, Auxin, Abscissic Acid (ABA), Bioflavonoids, Mucopolysaccharides, Lutein, Lycopene, Zeaxanthin, Amygdalin (B17)
Fatty Acids: Linolenic acid, Linoleic acid.