Wheat Grass - Wheat grass has many remarkable properties. So many that if you are thinking of taking one herbal supplement with your diet, wheat grass must be one of the front runners. Wheat grass has only about 10-15 calories per teaspoon. It has no fat or cholesterol. It has nearly a gram of protein per teaspoon, and includes all eight of the essential amino acids, as well as 13 of the remaining 16. The amino acids it doesn't contain are easily made within the body.
It contains Vitamins A, B1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, and 12; C, E and K. A teaspoon of wheat grass contains around 15mg of Calcium, 8mcg Iodine, 3.5mcg Selenium, 870mcg Iron, 62mcg Zinc, and many other minerals.
There are four other special components of wheat grass, which make it particularly valuable.
* Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)
SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE (SOD) (an anti-cancer factor) - There are three enzymes known to have significant anti-oxidant activity. One of these is Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), which is present in wheat grass and Stevia.
It has been found that cancerous cells have a deficiency or a complete lack of SOD. So, if you supplement your diet with wheat grass you will almost certainly be helping your body to avoid, or deal with, cancerous conditions. Anti-oxidants have the ability to mop up free radicals and so reduce or avoid cell mutation. Mutation is part of the first stage of cancer formation.
This is an extremely important factor - because cancer is the biggest killer after heart disease in the Western world.