The Benefits of Barley Grass

Barley Grass is a young leaf of the barley plant, which is also named Hordeum Vulgare. Barley is known as one of the oldest grains to be grown on land, as it is able to adapt to different weather and soil conditions. It is also a great alternative to pasta, porridge or rice.

Barley grass is used as an ingredient for many juices. Many natural food stores will often sell bottled juice drinks that contain barley grass juice, barley grass powder; barley grass in capsules, or even kits to grow your own barley grass.

Here is a look at Barley’s nutritional facts per 100 grams:

  • Fiber 10 g
  • Fat 1 g
  • Carbohydrates 45 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Manganese 1 mg
  • Selenium 23 mg
  • Copper 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin B1 0.4 mg
  • Phosphorus 162 mg
  • Magnesium 80 mg
  • Omega 3 33mg
  • Omega 6 303 mg
  • Vitamin B3 8 mg

Barley also has ample amounts of Niacin, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and pantothenic acid.

Barley grass is a great way to not only help the body combat toxins, but also give your body important green nutrients like chlorophyll.

Here are a few other benefits:  

Cravings and Addictions

With the presence of glutamic acid may help stop the cravings for harmful materials such as coffee, alcohol, nicotine, drugs, and sweets. 

Cholesterol

Low fat and high fiber foods can be a great addition to your diets if you are at risk of heart disease. Barley is great for someone who are trying to avoid heart disease. Fiber and low-fat content help keep the cardiovascular health in check.

Blood Sugar Levels

Barley is full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, including beta glucan which is important to our immune system and helps regulate the body’s glucose and insulin responses.

Excess Acidity

Barley Grass may contribute to establishing the acid-alkali balance of the body to its super alkaline nature. It is a natural alkaline source which may help in reducing excess acidity in the body. An imbalance of acid-alkali in the body could lead to problems such as sleeping disorders, fatigue, constipation, and brittle finger nails.

Barley grass is a great way to up your whole-body nutrition, buy adding it to smoothies, baking, or even just water if you’re looking to charge your body with nutrients. 

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