SUPERFOODS| Barley grass benefits

Barley grass is yet another super green super healthy superfood. According to organic facts, its benefits include relief from ulcerative colitis and strengthening of the immune system. It cleanses and detoxifies the body, protects from radiation and cellular damage, fights addiction, and regenerates damaged cells and tissues. It also maintains healthy skin and an appropriate acid-alkali balance, contributes to bone metabolism, promotes agility, and exerts rejuvenating effects on the entire body.

What is barley grass ?

This is the name referred to the “young version” of the barley plant in simple words. Barley grass is among the world’s youngest grown sweetgrass and lately it has been gaining more and more popularity due to its healing benefits.

Nutrition facts

This is a very nutrient rich superfood containing vitamins such as C, B1, B2, B3, B6, foliate, A, E and K. It also contains a variety of minerals and electrolytes like magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and zinc, iron, calcium. It also provides us with powerful antioxidants, essential amino acids, and beneficial enzymes. It also supplies valuable fiber to the body and does not offer any harmful cholesterol. That all makes it a great superfood and perfect to use in our post workout shakes 😛

Health benefits

Gut health

Barley grass is valuable in treating ulcerative colitis attributing to its stimulating effect on the gut-friendly bacteria. It helps in alleviating inflammation and other associated symptoms implicated in ulcerative colitis by reducing the provocative chemicals in the bowel. It also helps to eliminate toxins from the body.

Detoxification

The cleansing ability of barley grass is effective in eliminating the harmful heavy metals from the body, including lead, which may cause behavior and learning disorders, particularly in kids. That all is due to zinc, selenium, and copper. Moreover, thanks to chlorophyll and beta-carotene barley grass stimulates the eradication of waste materials such as mucus and crystalized acids. It also supports the metabolic processes and aids in strengthening and detoxifying the liver.

Prevents diseases

Regular consumption provides the required nutrition which is necessary for balancing the optimal production of immune cells in the body. An effective and strong immune defense system vigilantly fights infections and prevents the development of fatal diseases.

Fights addiction!

Barley grass is also a remedy for fighting various kinds of addictions, that is thanks to the glutamic acid in it inhibits the craving for harmful materials such as alcohol, coffee, nicotine, drugs, and even sugary sweets.

Alkalizaition

Barley grass is of alkaline nature what contributes to balancing acidity in the body.

How to use barley grass ?

#1 There is a lot of ways to help include this one into your diet. I would compare its taste to the one of matcha green tea, therefore I sometimes make myself a barley grass latte with a little bit of honey. Delish !

#2 Smoothies. I’m not a smoothie fan to be honest (don’t come @ me..) but whenever I make one I make sure to add some of that superfood in, as you canny even taste it !

#3 Porridge. Always. I generally add a blend of seeds + flax + barley grass as I am topping my oats. Once I mix everything together I can’t taste the barley 🙂


Have you heard of this superfood ?

What do you think of it ? Let me know !

Liv x

 

 

 

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