Barley Grass

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Barley Grass

Barley grass powder is something I have been taking for many years now. In fact the only time I have been sick over the last 5 years has been when I was not taking Barley Grass. It’s made from the dried young leaves of the barley plant.

At the early stage of its growth, the barley plant is closer in composition to vegetables than grains. As the plant grows, the nutrient content of young cereal grasses change rapidly. The nutrient concentration – vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, chlorophyll – deteriorate significantly.

In its young state, however, barley grass contains extremely high levels of the abovementioned nutrients. Barley grass powder thus contains very dense nutritional and healing properties in a concentrated form that is easily assimilated by our digestive system.

Benefits of barley grass

Barley grass is a ‘concentrated’ nutritious whole food and is very easily digested by the body, thus allowing the body to use its nutrients within a matter of minutes. It also has very strong alkalizing effects on the body.

Barley grass is said to be the only vegetable on Earth which can supply all the nutrients which the human body needs from birth to old age. That is one big claim and, if it is indeed true, then we should really waste no time in making it a regular part of our diets!

What barley grass powder contains

Barley grass contains very large amounts of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and other beneficial nutrients. Including:

  • essential and non-essential amino acids
  • high amounts of antioxidants and enzymes
  • high amounts of folic acid and pantothenic acid
  • high amounts of carotenoids, including beta carotene – apparently more than 6 times the amount of carotene in spinach
  • high amounts of vitamin B1 – apparently 30 times the amount in cows’ milk; and apparently also 4 times the amount in whole wheat flour
  • vitamin B2, B6 & B12
  • high amounts of vitamin C – apparently nearly 7 times the amount in oranges; and apparently also more than 3 times the amount in spinach
  • high amounts of calcium – apparently more than 10 times the amount in cows’ milk
  • copper, iron, magnesium
  • high amounts of organic sodium – apparently more than 25 times the amount in celery; organic sodium helps in joint health as well as improves digestion

Barley grass is also rich in living chlorophyll. Chlorophyll has the following benefits and effects:

  • It is the basis of all plant life, playing a critical role in photosynthesis.
  • It is the first product of light, containing more light energy than any other element.
  • It is anti-bacterial, stopping the development and growth of harmful bacteria. It can be used inside the body as well as topically as a healing agent.
  • It rebuilds the blood. Chlorophyll is very similar in structure to blood hemoglobin.
  • Liquid chlorophyll gets into the bodily tissues, rejuvenating and rebuilding them.
  • It alleviates blood sugar problems.
  • It neutralizes toxins in the body.
  • It helps to purify the liver.
  • Liquid chlorophyll washes drug deposits from the body.

 

  • What barley grass and barley grass powder can do
  • It helps to alkalize the body.
  • It helps in cell DNA repair.
  • Barley grass acts as a free radical scavenger, reducing the amount of free radicals in the blood.
  • It helps in improving skin health.
  • It helps to stimulate weight loss.

 

  • Conditions which may be helped or alleviated by the use of barley grass powder or juice
  • Barley grass helps in the treatment of arthritis; it also provides relief from arthritis pain.
  • It helps in the treatment of asthma.
  • It helps to combat blood clots.
  • Barley grass helps to combat cancer.
  • It helps to reduce low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the ‘bad’ cholesterol) levels.
  • Barley grass is helpful against diabetes; it also helps to delay or prevent blood vessel damage which could be caused by diabetes.
  • It helps to reduce fatigue.
  • Barley grass helps in relieving inflammation in various parts of the body; it also reduces inflammation-related pain.
  • It helps to treat migraine.
  • It helps to relieve stomach and intestinal disorders.

 

  • Common ways to consume barley grass

Barley grass is commonly taken as barley grass powder. It can be mixed with raw juices or water. It is also available in capsule or tablet form.

Filed Under: Nutrition

Leave a Reply