What is Barley Grass?
Barley grass is a widely used grain and is used in many breads and cereals. In many places it is known as mai ya. In some medical conditions barley grass is considered to provide solutions for several health issues. When barley grass is young it is related more to a green leafy vegetable, but when mature it is considered a grain. Barley Grass contains perhaps the most balanced nutrient profile of all green plants. There are no known side effects attributed to the consumption of barley grass.
How does Barley Grass benefit me?
Most people think of calcium in milk, iron in spinach, and vitamin C in oranges; but barley grass has ten times as much calcium than milk, six times more vitamin C than an orange, and four times more iron than spinach. There is evidence that barley grass can help minimize LDL. Barley grass is also known to help regulate blood pressure in diabetics. For humans barley grass is considered a healthy way to treat severe heath problems. Barley grass contains potassium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, beta carotene, B1, B2, B6, and chlorophyll. It is also an amazing source of vitamin B12. Barely grasses antioxidant help neutralize free radicals. Sources have claimed that barley grass is good for the following conditions: skin diseases, hepatitis, asthma, anemia, diabetes, arthritis, and obesity.
What is the history of Barley Grass?
Barley grass has been cultivated as early as 7000 BC, making this food one of the earliest cultivated foods known to mankind. The barley plant appears to have been used by the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Vikings. It is believed that Columbus brought it to the Americas in 1493.
Heavenly Greens has 2.778 g of Barley grass per serving (1 tablespoon).
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