Barley grass is said to have 30 times more vitamin B1 and
11 times the amount of calcium than there is in cow’s
milk, 6.5 times as much carotene and nearly 5 times the iron
content of spinach, close to seven times the vitamin C in
oranges, four times the vitamin B1 in whole wheat flour, and
80 micrograms of vitamin B12 per 100 grams of dried barley
Barley grass is very high in organic sodium, which dissolves
calcium deposited on the joints and also replenishes organic
sodium in the lining of the stomach. This aids digestion by
improving the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
People with arthritis have used celery juice for years because
of the organic sodium it contains (28mg per 100grms), but
compare this to the amount of organic sodium in barley grass
(775mg per 100 grams)!
Barley grass, at the time it is harvested to make juice,
is about 45 percent protein. It has almost twice as much protein
as an equivalent amount of wheat germ and about five times
the minerals which accompany animal protein, in addition the
protein in barley grass doesn't come burdened with fat.
Enzymes (barley grass is believed to contain up to 1,000
of them) are the necessary regulators of the body, without
them our cells could not function and we would perish. Barley
grass has one of the highest natural levels of enzyme SOD
(superoxide dismutase), which is a powerful antioxidant that
protects the cells against toxic free radicals, thought to
be a primary culprit in aging.
Barley grass also contains one of the most amazing nutrients,
“chlorophyll “(liquid oxygenated sunshine), a
natural detoxifier that rids the intestines of stored toxins.
Sure, you don't have to drink green grass juices to get chlorophyll;
it is present in all dark green, leafy vegetables. But the
question is “ how many servings of spinach, kale, collards,
mustard greens, or turnip and beet tops, do you eat everyday?"
Some people eat none…ever! And for those who do eat
them regularly, there is, after all, a limit to the amount
of spinach, kale and the likes someone can eat.
Getting chlorophyll by taking barley grass is as easy as
mixing 1-2 tsp, two times a day, in water or you favourite
juice. For those who want to spend even less time getting
their essential nutrients, simply take barley grass capsules
or tablets with a glass of water.
Importance of green foods:
The importance of green foods in our diet is now being validated
scientifically. Dehydrated cereal grasses compare favourably
with other greens in respect to both nutrients and cost. It
is an excellent and convenient source of green food nutrients.
Green food nutrients support healthy blood and circulation.
Iron, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin B12, pyridoxine and protein
are all vital for the formation and maintenance of adequate
levels of hemoglobin and red blood cells. Chlorophyll may
also be beneficial in these processes. In addition, chlorophyll,
vitamin K, and calcium are all involved in blood clot formation
Users of barley grass have also found it useful as an aid
in weight loss and good for the heart, healing of ulcers,
correcting blood sugar problems and, most of all, as a general