Barley Grass and the Many Benefits
Many of you have probably heard of wheat grass shots and the benefits associated with them. However, there is a new grass out there that has many benefits as well if not more. Barley is found in many food products from breads to other grain products to beer. We are going to look at barley grass and the benefits to the body it may produce.
Barley grass is a nutrient dense grass that may reduce the oxidative stress on the body. This action leads researchers to believe that barley grass may be anti-carcinogenic since it protects the body’s cells. Barely grass has been shown in studies to lower cholesterol, reduce atherosclerosis, and stabilize blood sugar levels. Barley grass is alkaline in nature too. This is important because it helps to reduce the acidity in the stomach. This allows for better absorption of vitamins and minerals.
Barley grass contains many important vitamins and minerals such as:
Vitamins C, E, and K
Vitamins B, B2, B6, B12
It also contains ever-important fiber for digestive tract health, lutein for your eyes, and digestive enzymes to aid in the breakdown of other foods and nutrients. Barley grass is a complete protein food as well. This means it provides the nine essential amino acids needed by the body on a daily basis.
Many “greens” type products contain barley grass. These products come in powder and tablet form. These products are for people who don’t like to eat vegetables or do not eat enough of them. Raw Greens, from Prescription Nutrition, is a great tasting, all natural formula that is in powder form. It provides several servings of green fruits and vegetables and contains other useful enzymes that make it a complete “greens” product. Try adding barley grass to your diet and see what benefits you can gain from it. It’s your health and it’s priceless.