Organic Barley Grass
Barley is a cereal grain. Large proportion of Barley crop is used as an animal feed. It is also widely used for malting and is a key ingredient in beer and whiskey production. Two-row barley is commonly employed in German and English beer breweries, and six-row barley is used in American breweries. We can also use barley grain to make non-alcoholic drinks for example barley water and mugicha. Barley is also used in soups and stews in Eastern Europe.
Most recently Barley grass becomes a popular healthy food. It is similar to wheatgrass but it is more easier to digest. Barley grass has many nutritional & healthy benefits. Nutritionally young barley leaves contain all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and detoxifying compounds, proteins and enzymes. In addition to chlorophyll and a bunch of vitamins, minerals and enzymes, it is also believed that barley grass have 30 times as much vitamin B1 as in milk, 3.3 times as much vitamin C, and 6.5 times as much carotene as in spinach, 11 times the amount of calcium in cow's milk, nearly five times the iron content of spinach, nearly seven times the vitamin C in oranges etc etc.
Barley grass contains an important element P4D1, which has been shown to be able to repair the DNA in the body's cells. P4D1 can help the preventing aging, and cell death. Scientific researchs shows barley grass juice could be better than steroid drugs but has fewer side effects. In practice doctors agree that barley grass juice is a helpful diet supplement in a variety of illnesses, including arthritis, migraine headaches, asthma, fatigue and gastro-intestinal disorders, and can help in clarifying the skin. Barley grass is also credited to be beneficial in other illnesses such as blood clots, and diabetes. According to a scientific paper published in Diabetes and Metabolism, regular consumption of barley grass is beneficial in reducing the levels of cholesterol and oxygen free radicals in the blood of type 2 diabetics.
Many people have reported weight loss effect after drinking barley grass juice regularly. According to scientific research, it is because of the enhancement of the cytochrome oxidase enzyme system which is essential for cell metabolism. Barley grass also contains another enzyme: superoxide dismutase (SOD), a powerful antioxidant, which protects the cells against toxic free radicals which are thought to be a primary culprit in aging and many other diseases.
There are two common forms of consuming barley grass, as juice or as tablets. Like wheatgrass powder, barley grass powder is an easy way to make barley grass juice.
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