Friday, February 4, 2011

Boost your Immune System!

The most important  benefit of wheatgrass is of boosting the immune system of your body. It contains many great vitamins and minerals that help to make the body better able to fight off ailments and illnesses, such as B vitamins, beta carotene, Vitamin K,C, H, and E. Potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and other minerals are also included, which are important to immune system health as well. So, those who are looking for a boost for their immune system can definitely benefit from adding wheatgrass to their diet.
 Alkalinity Chart Comparison of Fruits and Vegetables shows the high nutritive value of wheatgrass .
Wheatgrass is a complete food and feeds our bodies on the cellular level.  It contains a variety of vitamins, minerals, amino acids & enzymes.  Among the numerous active ingredients found in wheatgrass, enzymes stand out as the most important compound. They act as a “catalyst” in the body. It can be said that “if there is no enzyme, there is no life”. As we age, our body’s ability to synthesize enzymes reduces as well as the activity of enzymes diminish. Supplementing our body with enzymes enhances cellular activity on top of increasing the inherent enzyme reserves in our body. Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is particularly important among various wheatgrass enzymes. It can effectively scavenge free radicals. Once the SOD reserve in the body drops, oxides induce pathological changes in cells and subsequently the cells lose their self-repair ability. SOD not only prevents various syndromes, it slows down the natural aging process.  SOD is an essential antioxidant in cell activation. In addition to scavenging free radicals and eliminating toxins, wheatgrass enzymes break down excessive fat and protein. 

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