So why should you take Barley Grass?
Barley Grass powder is made from young barley grass shoots providing a nutrient rich food. It is thought that our typical diet needs to be more alkalising, which requires an increased intake of fruit and vegetables, especially green varieties such as barley grass. Barley grass may help you shift from an acid state to an alkaline state which can result in improved wellness. It can do this by keeping the pH of the bloodstream at a normal healthy level.
It has high anti-oxidant properties and significant levels of Omega 3 essential fatty acids, necessary for healthy cell wall development and brain function.
It contains beta carotene and many antioxidants, and is gluten-free – making it safe for coeliacs and those avoiding gluten in their diet.
Cereal grasses like green barley (as well as wheat grass) help maintain a healthy digestive tract and support the growth of beneficial bacteria ‘lactobacilli’. The enzymes contained in barley grass play a role in the hundreds of chemical reactions taking place in our bodies everyday. Vitamins and minerals found in green barley include B Group (B1, B2, B5, B6 and B12), beta carotene, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, phosphorus, manganese, and folic acid.
Additionally, barley grass is said to promote weight loss, enhance energy, slow the aging process, stimulate the digestive system, boost immunity, and even protect against cancer.