What is Barley Grass?
Barley Grass is one of the earliest cultivated foods on the planet, apparently eaten by gladiators for strength and stamina. A natural ‘superfood’, barley grass is a rich and balanced source of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes. It is high in the ‘blood of plants’ and nature’s detoxifier chlorophyll as well as important natural fibre and antioxidants. The nutrient dense barley shoots are gluten free, as all the gluten is confined to the barley grain. This makes barley grass a safe food supplement for gluten intolerant people.
Barley grass Benefits
Barley grass is a balancing, neutralising and nourishing tonic for the body. It improves vitality and wellness through its alkalinizing action, reducing acidity and promoting a healthy intestinal environment. It is a nutritious supplement for anyone on a restricted diet, providing essential nutrients to help maintain healthy biochemistry and promote the growth of new cells. In particular barley grass is high in vitamins A, C, B1, B2, folic acid, and B12; calcium, iron and potassium. Another important component of barley grass is alpha-tocopherol succinate, an antioxidant with observed cancer inhibiting action.
Barley Grass Side Effects and Contraindications
There are no known side effects or contraindications for barley grass.