barley Grass Superfood Powder!!
Barley Grass Superfood Powder We believe this is the highest quality green barley grass powder available. A superior source of protein it provides amino acids in proportion considered ideal for humans. It is also a rich source of essential nutrients, enzymes and Chlorophyll. Barley grass contains water soluble vitamins and vitamin E as will as copious amounts of vitamin K, beta-carotine and lutein.
Green Barley Superfood! Grasses are the world’s most widely distributed plants and can be found growing from above the Arctic Circle, throughout the temperate and tropical zones, and into Antarctica. Barley is an annual cereal plant (Hordeum vulgare-L) that has been cultivated for hundreds of years. Although in the past, the grain of the barley was mainly used, the true nutrition of barley is in its leaves-the young green shoots that form before the grain.
Many of Barley grass juices known cleansing and healing effects are due to its abundant chlorophyll. Chlorophyll-rich greens have long been used in restoration of health and blood builders. This is not surprising, as the chemical structure of chlorophyll and hemoglobin are almost identical, with one exception: chlorophyll has magnesium at the centre of its molecule, and hemoglobin has iron. Chlorophylls ability to support the production of red blood cells is most likely due to this similarity. Scientists have also found chlorophyll to be a powerful, yet gentle, detoxifier.
Barley Grass belongs to a family of grasses called cereal grasses. During the first part of the 20th century, the juice of barley grass was discovered to be rich in vitamins and minerals. The light-green leaves of barley plants are usually called barley grass because they are long and narrow like grass. Barley grass has been cultivated as early as 7000 BC, making this food one of the earliest cultivated foods known to man kind.
Barley grass (5 grams) has more protein and fiber than a serving (114 grams) of raw spinach. Barley grass juice contains antioxidants, enzymes, and other phytochemicals that in vitro neutralize free radicals and other unfriendly chemicals, including pesticides and food preservatives. This grass also contains large amounts of beta carotene, folic acid, calcium, and several B vitamins making it a good source of nutrients. Barley juice also contains nutrients such as vitamins C and E, which are much more potent together than when taken separately. Barley grass is high in iron, all essential amino acids, flavonoids, and a number of minerals. Barley grass is also rich in vitamin K many times.
Barley Grass is also naturally rich in copper, potassium, manganese, zinc, and may be beneficial for, various conditions including arthritis, asthma, skin problems, obesity, anemia, constipation, impotence, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and kidney problems. It is often combined with alfalfa, spirulina, or other grain shoots, such as oat grass and wheat grass to make products that are advertised as "total nutrition" or "green" foods. Young barley grass contains concentrated nutrients more so than adult barley grass as well as, live enzymes, protein, vitamins and minerals.