In our search to stay healthy & fit we end up trying many juices. Though everyone loves juices, it’s still a very controversial beverage. When we look at the healthiness of juices we have a divide of drinkers who argue that it’s too high in sugar, while others believe that it’s high nutrient content.
Today, we won’t argue on the high sugar but we will pick up on the goodness of natural nutrients of the latest juice in the market – Barley grass. Let’s look at few nutritious and functional ingredients included in every hundred gram of barley grass of 354 calories. It has approximately 2.3 grams of fat, 12 milligrams of sodium, 452 milligrams of potassium, 73 grams of carbohydrates, 17 grams of fiber, 0.8 grams of sugar, and 12 grams of protein. Every 100 grams contains 3% calcium, 19% iron, 15% vitamin b-6 and 33% magnesium.
Barley grass has immense nutritional value, it has 30 times more vitamin and calcium than found in cow’s milk. Also containing chlorophyll, a natural detox, it helps the intestine to get rid of the toxins, keeping the body clean and healthy. Barley grass are extremely alkaline in nature, so having them can help keep your body’s alkaline & acidity ratio balanced.
Barley grass has been around for centuries and helped in achieving a healthy body. It is believed to be used in reducing heart disease and control high cholesterol. Also, because of its nutrition value it is used for controlling diabetes, reducing obesity, cancer prevention, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these other uses.
How does it work? The fiber in barley might lower cholesterol in people with high cholesterol and control blood sugar and insulin levels. Barley seems to also slow stomach emptying. This could help keep blood sugar stable and create a sensation of being full, which might help to control appetite. Barley grass juice has been common & famous amongst health consensus people around the world but in India, it is yet to take that flight. There are many good ways to add barley grass into your healthy lifestyle but getting it into your daily morning routine by adding a portion of Urbana barley grass powder to a 100 ml water is the best way to start your day. To explore other interesting recipes to make your barley juice exciting or add barley grass powder into your favourite food check out our recipes section.