09 May 2015

Health Friendly Barley

Barley Grass
You must have heard the name of Barley grass, which however belongs to grass subcategory but contains tremendous amount of beneficial nutrients within itself. It has a long history of usefulness for the humans from past several centuries and is still relevant for fulfilling our daily intake of essential nutrients. Humans have cultivated barley grass purposely to satisfy their hunger when there were a shortage of meat and they had to look for other alternatives than hunting. As the time passes, people become more aware of its nutritional richness and find it useful for feeding their pet animals as well. Now days, barley considered as an important cereal grain used in variety of food supplements, energy drinks and acts as fermentation agent for food processing.

  The nutritional richness of barley includes phosphorus, magnesium, molybdenum, copper, manganese and selenium. Vitamin B1, vitamin B3 along with the richness of fiber found in barely makes it far superior than any other food grains. There is numerous health and other benefits found in barley grass, some of which mentioned below.

Nutritional Benefits

One of the major benefits involved with barley grass is its nutritional benefit for humankind. It contains vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, iron, calcium, useful enzymes, folic acids and many other useful supplements as well. Moreover, Barley grass contains magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, molybdenum, selenium and various renowned nutritionists in the world referred barley grass as one food source for all the
barley grass
required nutrition by us.

Health Benefits

Barley comes under the whole grain category, which is an important and nutritious diet source for humans. Various medicinal properties found in barley grass makes it an ultimate source for preventing a number of health disorders and in addition, it may be used for the treatments of certain medical conditions as well. Following are some health benefits of barley associated with the medicinal properties and contents of barley.

 Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

Various health benefits of barley grass due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory medicinal properties include treatment of various skin problems, digestion irregularities, cold and flu, bacterial, viral and fungal infections, diabetes, arthritis, liver problems, cholesterol level maintenance and many other health disorders.

Dietary Fiber

The dietary fiber found in barley ensures wide range of health benefits for humankind. It regulates the cholesterol level of body and decreases it when needed moreover, dietary fiber is very important for abdominal and intestinal health as well. It also reduces the chances of getting hemorrhoids, cancer and cardiovascular disease as well due to Niacin found in barley.  Rich dietary fiber value and low calorie contents of barley make it a perfect food for the weight losing enthusiasts also.  

Barley field
Barley fields
Copper and Phosphorus

Barley contains copper, which is a great source for preventing the threats of rheumatoid arthritis; in addition, barley contains another useful item phosphorus that not only strengthens the bone tissue but also helps in repairing the damaged body tissue as well.

Commercial Benefits

Barley grass is beneficial for the commercial purposes also, products like bear and alcoholic beverages are made through the fermentation process without which one can’t get bear or alcohol. The fermentation process in alcoholic drinks and bear making commercially carried out through the use barley grass. In addition, it extensively used in various foods processing as well.

                                                    So next time you are using Barley be confident that you are getting plenty of health benefits from it.



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