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Barley

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Barley

  1. 1. Benefits Of Barley
  2. 2. 1. Great for Breakfast: Barley is nutrient rich and makes a satisfactory meal. It is packed with fiber and essential minerals such as: selenium, copper, tryptophan and manganese. It gives you energy and keeps you feeling satisfied for a good part of the day. The manganese in barley helps you to feel happy and energetic; it also calms your nervous system. Harvard researchers studied the effects of consuming a grain breakfast on a daily basis. This study found, over a period of 19 years, that men who enjoyed a daily morning bowl of whole grain cereal had a 29% lower risk of heart failure. Not bad for a simple grain!
  3. 3. 2. Helps You Lose Weight Barley helps to reduce weight, partially because of several kinds of essential amino acids, and partially because of its fiber content. Barley modulates your blood sugar levels, thus avoiding the sugar peaks and drops usually associated with the fat storage process. Barley, compared to other grains, is low in calories and at the same time it makes a satisfactory meal, helping you feel full longer, so you don’t need to eat as frequently.
  4. 4. 3. Helps to Stabilize Blood Pressure A five week long study compared different grain combinations; it showed that adults who increased their intake of barley experienced a reduction in blood pressure. 4. Reduces Risk of Cancer and Heart Disease Barley is rich in plant lignans which protect against breast and other hormone-dependent cancers as well as heart disease. By reducing free radicals and visceral fat, and stabilizing the blood pressure, barley minimizes our
  5. 5. 5. Reduces Symptoms of Arthritis Barley has Copper, which may also be helpful in reducing the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Copper disarms free radicals, thus helping cell regeneration. Copper is essential in cross-linking collagen and elastin, making bones and joints flexible. 6. Helps Develop and Repair Body Tissue Barley is also rich in phosphorus which aids in cell regeneration. Phosphorus helps in forming bone. It is an essential building block of the genetic code and plays an important role in healthy cell membranes and our nervous system.
  6. 6. 7. Great Source of Niacin Barley is a great source of niacin (vitamin B) that provides numerous benefits to our cardiovascular system. Niacin can help reduce bad cholesterol, lipoprotein (a), and free radicals. It also lowers the risk of blood clots. 8.  Reduces Visceral Fat A Japanese study followed 44 men with high cholesterol and found that adding barley to their diet significantly reduced serum cholesterol and visceral fat, known contributors to cardiovascular risk.
  7. 7. 9. Lowers Bad Cholesterol The propionic acid produced from barley’s insoluble fiber may also be partly responsible for its cholesterol-lowering properties. It lowers the activity of HMG-CoA reductase enzyme and helps lower blood cholesterol levels. 10. Inhibits Formation of Gallstones Barley helps reduce levels of triglycerides. Some may avoid gallstones with an increased intake of Barley. Also, barley is rich in insoluble fiber. There is a hypothesis that insoluble fiber reduces the secretion of bile acid which contributes to gallstone formation.
  8. 8. 11. Indispensable for Woman UK researchers looked at how fiber intake affects pre-menopausal women. They found that a diet rich in fiber from whole grains, such as barley, offered up to a 50% reduction in breast cancer. Yet another study looked at postmenopausal women and showed a reduction in risk of 34% for breast cancer in women who consumed whole grains, such as barley.
  9. 9. 12. Barley Grass Juice is great for Digestion Barley grass juice helps digestive juices work harder. It increases your metabolism and makes you feel lighter. It is especially beneficial for people who feel bloated. 13. Improves Immunity  Barley is rich in plant lignins, which are good for friendly flora in your intestines. In turn, barley supports your immunity. Additionally, barley is high in vitamin C, which also supports your immune system. Barley makes you feel full, satisfied, and relaxed.
  10. 10. 14. Helps to Prevent Osteoporosis Barley and barley grass contains manganese, phosphorus, and copper, which are good for healthy bones. Barley juice is very high in calcium, making your bones stronger. 15. Promotes Optimal Health Fiber in barley minimizes the amount of time food stays in your colon. In addition, it is a good source of selenium, which has been shown to reduce the risk of colon cancer. Selenium is an essential component for thyroid health. It is also an antioxidant defense and an immune builder. Selenium has also been shown to repair damaged cells in the body.
  11. 11. 16. Helps to Cure Anemia The iron contained in barley increases the blood volume, which prevents anemia and fatigue. 17. Slows Arteriosclerosis Barley slows atherosclerosis, which is the plaque build-up that narrows blood vessels.  It is a good source of vitamin B (niacin). Niacin may help prevent free radicals, while reducing bad cholesterol and blood clots. 18. Supports the Kidney Barley facilitates proper kidney function.
  12. 12. For more info K S N Murthy Wellness Coach 98480 13958 Sreyas Family Ayurvedic Counseling Center www.slideshare.com/snanayoga www.facebook.com/snanayoga healthxlnc@gmail.com

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