Some experts claim that wheatgrass contains over 100 different elements. One of the most noticeable (and important) nutrients in wheatgrass is chlorophyll. (3)
Chlorophyll is the substance that gives wheatgrass its signature, bright green color. It’s a natural liver cleanser and detoxifier, acts like an antioxidant to reduce free radical damage, and is a blood strengthener. Wheatgrass is also loaded with amino acids (the building blocks of proteins), enzymes which are needed for digestion, and many vitamins and minerals needed for disease-free living.
Wheatgrass is rich in the following nutrients:
* Antioxidants like flavonoids and phenolic acid
* Electrolytes including magnesium and calcium
* Amino Acids
* Vitamin A
* Vitamin C
* Vitamin E
It is safe for most pets to consume – cats, dogs, hamsters, birds etc. In fact pets can digest the fiber in wheatgrass easier than humans can. The following are some of the benefits of wheatgrass that our pets can enjoy:
* Nutritionally complete
* Provides stamina and energy
* Fights free radicals
* Rejuvenates blood
* Helps maintain optimal weight
* Detoxifies the body
* Repairs DNA
* Cleanses the blood
* Improves circulation
* Regenerates the liver
With all of its benefits its no wonder pets and humans alike love this. I have 2 resident cats and 5 foster kittens at the moment, and they all enjoy snacking on this both alone as a treat and mixed into their food. My resident cat Ziggy prefers his to be snipped into his wet food, while my other kitty, Steven, likes to chew on it straight from the plant.
While you can purchase wheatgrass in many pet stores, garden centers and health stores it is far less expensive to grow your own, but more importantly you can typically grow a much higher quality grass. Its very simple to sprout and only requires water (filtered recomended) and a bowl or dish of your choosing.
If you would like to purchase a bag of seeds for your feline family member or would like more information please visit our shop at www.catboxboutique.com/listing/528015929
We hope you all have a great day!!
The CatBox Team!