Wheatgrass is rich in magnesium since this is the core mineral found in every chlorophyll molecule. Magnesium has a relaxing and dilating effect on the blood vessels. It can relax constricted blood vessels and make them larger so that blood can flow freely and pressure on the walls of the blood vessels will be lessened.
The antioxidants in wheatgrass prevent oxidation of cholesterol in the blood, or when the cholesterol sticks to the walls of the blood vessels. Antioxidants prevent cholesterol plaque formation or atherosclerosis.
The fiber in wheatgrass also prevents absorption of cholesterol from the food, thus regulating cholesterol level in the blood.
Benefits in High Cholesterol: Animal studies found that consumption of wheatgrass juice could reduce total LDL (bad) cholesterol. There is no proof if humans with high cholesterol will enjoy the same benefits.However, some studies have been conducted on the benefits of wheatgrass for heart diseases. One found that those who consumed high fat diets are prone to high blood cholesterol and therefore susceptible to heart disease. Consuming wheatgrass can have anti-oxidant effects and this decreases total blood cholesterol and increases HDL or good cholesterol levels in the blood. Fiber-rich foods can improve heart health and reduce the risk of contracting heart disease by reducing total cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Young sprouts of wheatgrass are rich in dietary fiber and those who can digest this can enjoy the benefits.