. . . and so a way was found among them to help those who could not afford wine, namely , to drink that made from barley . . . They sang, danced and acted in every way like persons filled with wine.
Ancient texts from many cultures in Asia, North Africa, and Europe refer to barley as an important food. The relationship between a men and barley goes back to pre-biblical times. There were almost always references relating to health and well-being aspects such as increased stamina, strength and healing. The Romans widely grew barley. They even held festivals to it. Offerings of wheat and barley were made to the goddess.
It was one of the most important food from ancient times until the 20th century. Barley was a “poor man’s bread”, however modern consumer interest in nutrition and health may help restore barley’s status as a significant component in our nutrition.
Growing benefits from young barley
The need for shorter sleep ( people who are using young barley juice are waking up earlier. From total exhaustion to complete vitality in short time)
More energy in physical & intellectual efforts, improvement of memory, the cleverness of the mind.
Blood pressure regulation ( for people with high and low blood pressure)
Replaces pain relief pills. Calms pain and joint inflammation.
Improves health on people with type 2 diabetes.
Resolving acne problem, revitalization of skin.
Anti-inflammatory effect (stronger than cortisone)
Increases potency ( sexual power )
You probably heard that more and more people are taking superfoods in their diets and you think to yourself “they are crazy. I have a nice and healthy diet. I don’t need any icky shake.” Maybe you do eat green vegetables and meat and fruits – well, think again, please. We grow up with the general knowledge that shakes are for a bodybuilder, not for a regular “Joe”. Today, I’ll tell you about the food that is one of the first cultivated grains as early as 10.000 years ago. It’s a protection source for many people nowadays. Strong health supplement that will help you to stay healthy.
It has always been known that natural remedies are found almost exclusively in plants. Even today, we are surprised by some knowledge about the medicinal properties of some plants from our nearest environment. This is the case with barley. As a plant, it has an extraordinary effect on the whole organism, especially in the form of green barley juice.
It’s a discovery of Dr Yoshide Hagiwara, MD of the University of Kumamoto, Japan. Also, this guy is one of the founders of the “Health Society” in Japan. His 20-is wasn’t about chasing girls 🙂 , but with preparing vitamins and other herbal remedies. Miraculous effect of the young barley juice was discovered in early 80-is. It became well-known that young barley contains substances with the greatest healing effect that body needs.
Facts of the efficiency of young barley juice are the result of 13 years research aimed to stop the degradation and ageing of the cells. The biochemical composition of the barley gives this plant exceptional, therapeutic properties, especially the ability to slow down the ageing of the cells. Extreme presence of proteins, vitamins and minerals and enzymes contributes to the very good functioning of the human organism.
In comparisons with other plants, young barley contains:
- over 250 times VITAMIN A than a green salad
- over 25 times more POTASSIUM than bananas
- over 11 times more CALCIUM than milk
- over 11 times more IRON than celery
- over 7 times more VITAMIN C than an orange
Why is barley juice SO desirable?
He, he. . . Ok, why is this superfood or plant so desirable?! Because it will fight cancer by carrying oxygen through your body and curing bad reaction of the organism. Remember oxygen is a great fighter against every illness, especially cancer. Barley is helping blood to carry oxygen in the whole body. It protects you from radiation and cellular damage, gives you energy, boosts your strength when you feel depleted. Also fights addiction from alcohol, nicotine, coffee, drugs and even sugar sweets. It has rejuvenating effects.
Some substances in barley juice cause binding of bile acids in the intestine, causing them to be disposed of in fecal waste. Result: body cholesterol is being broken down. It is generally believed that this beneficial effect is the result of increased intestinal viscosity that barley does when is absorbed. So, go barley! 🙂
Treatment with young barley juice is effective in the following diseases: anorexia, stomatitis (mouth and lips infection), eye disease, gastritis (gastric mucosal inflammation), ulcer, cancer , colitis (colon inflammation), pancreatitis (pancreatic inflammation), liver disease (hepatitis,cirrhosis,cholecystitis), heart attack ,bronchitis,lung infection caused by the virus, lung tuberculosis, hormonal disorders, diabetes, neurasthenia ( nervous disorder), insomnia, schizophrenia, epilepsy, dermatitis, eczema, osteoporosis ( bone fracture) avitaminosis (lack of vitamins), hair loss, sterility, impotence. . .
In comparison to other plants, young barley contains 2000 micrograms of an enzyme called SOD (superoxide dismutase). It has an excellent effect in the treatment of diseases, revitalization of the organism and slowing down of the aging process. This enzyme prevents the action of free radicals. Young barley is the richest known source of SOD. This substance could alleviate the suffering of millions of sick people. Also give outstanding results to healthy people too, in terms of energy and vitality.
Superfood for super conditions!
Although the Himalaya’s peaks for years have fascinated mountaineers in the desire to conquer this mountain, the spirit of these lands is not to conquer but to live with. On the territory of Tibet, there has always been a very specific breed of people. Not only, they are different physically, but also spiritually. In relation to the rest of mankind, Tibetans are considered the healthiest and happiest people in the world.
Life above 3000 m is hard! Hard to walk, work, eat and breath. Not only that the thin air cause gasping and fatigue, but it also swells the brain and fills the lungs with fluid. Lower air pressure at altitude means fewer oxygen molecules for every lungful of air. People who live and travel at high attitude respond to the lack of oxygen by making more hemoglobin (the oxygen-carrying component of the human blood).
Researchers are still trying to understand how Tibetans get enough oxygen to their tissue. High attitude natives don’t have oxygen problems, and not only just because they are used to it. Their’s secret? You guess it! Barley! In every form. Tibetan barley farmers may have experimented with a variety of crop types to see which worked the best in such a harsh environment.
Barley reflects the Tibetan landscape of mountains and plateaus. It is unclear how it moved to some extreme environment like Tibetan Plateau, but now we know why.
It has long been known that grain barley is invaluable for maintaining optimum human health because its richness in plant fibres and promotes the growth of digestive tract. Great benefits of barley were also known by American Indians, who were fed not only with a grain of wheat but also with this young plant.
The proof that this was no accident is shown by the fact that the same did the Chinese from famous Ming dynasty. For them, these young leaflets represented a refreshing remedy, which was highly appreciated. A specially important place was barley grass in the diet of livestock in American Midwest because that cattle lived longer and gave more.
Soooo… Do you need more reasons to include it in your diet?
Yummy shake with barley powder
Barley grass powder is obtained by dehydrating fresh juice from young barley, at reduced temperatures, so that the enzyme remains active. It does not contain harmless substances so you can have it 1-2 teaspoon daily dissolved in fruit juice, yogurt or with honey and water. First, stir well to dissolve. The best is to leave it for several minutes and then drink it.
Young barley juice has some strong smell and taste but you can leverage that by adding some fruit or you can make some quick recipes. Here are some suggestions:
Yummy shake no. 1
- 1 banana
- 2 fist of forest fruit
- 2 little yogurt
- 2 smaller spoons of barley grass powder
Yummy shake no. 2
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 handful of baby spinach
- 3 spoons of chopped mint
- 1/2 lime or lemon juice
- 1 and 1/2 glass of water
- 1 spoon of brown sugar
- 2 smaller spoons of barley grass powder
Yummy shake no. 3
- 1 large avocado, pitted
- 1 green apple, chopped
- 1 cucumber
- 1 lemon juice
- 1 fresh parsley
- some fresh mint
- 2 smaller spoons of barley grass powder
When you blend all ingredients, you can chew some rye, oats, integral cornflakes, almonds, hazelnuts, dry grapes or whatever comes to your mind and awaken your senses. 🙂