All About Barley Grass
by Brandy S. Widner
however, when barley is young and in the grass state, before the grain develops, it is
more closely related to dark green leafy vegetables.  This green grass is truly an
amazing nutritional source that has been linked to some seriously healthy benefits
dating all the way back to 2,000BC.

When we think of certain vitamins or minerals, we generally have a fruit or vegetable
that comes to mind as the richest source. For instance when I say Vitamin C you
most likely think of and orange, when I say calcium you most likely think of milk, and
finally when I say iron most of you will think of spinach. Well, throw all those
thoughts out the window and create a new way of thinking. What if I were to tell you
that barley grass contains ten times the calcium as milk, or six times the vitamin C as
an orange, and finally four times the iron as spinach. Amazing isn't it, and this is just
the tip of the nutritional ice berg. Barley grass also contains potassium, magnesium,
copper, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, beta carotene, B1, B2, B6, folic acid, and
pantothenic acid as well as chlorophyll. It is also an AMAZING source of vitamin B12.

Clearly with all of these vitamins and nutrients included in one supplement, it is no
wonder why barley grass is one of the most popular, and widely taken supplements
around the world. The fact that Barley grass has been linked to things such as
lowering cholesterol, improving circulation, and preventing cancer isn't bad either.
However, it is essential to make sure the grass was harvested at exactly the right
time, to ensure you are getting all these amazing vitamins and minerals. Generally
the grass should be harvested when the nutrient packed leaves are 12-14 inches

After the grass is harvested it is typically dried to make supplementing easier,
although it can be juiced, but juicing it makes supplementing a little more difficult for
some people. Once the leaves are dried they are ground into a powder for your
supplemental use; this powder can be mixed with water or juice and taken with a
meal. Be sure to avoid mixing the powder with hot or warm liquids as this will
deactivate the enzymes in it. There are several types of Barley Grass Powders
ml] to choose from. Some have flavorings such as green tea or, and some are plain
and made to mix with a juice of your choice. No matter what flavor you choose
plain, berry, or green tea the important thing is that you take it, and join the millions
world wide that are drinking their way to a healthier life.

About The Author

Brandy S. Widner
Barley is a multi-functioning food that
can be used in several different ways
throughout its life span. Barley at full
maturation is a widely used grain,
which is used in many products from
cereals, to breads, to livestock feed.
The great thing about this crop is the
fact that it is highly adaptable to its
surroundings; it can be grown in wet
or dry regions as well as warm or
cool. While there are many, many
purposes for barley as a fully matured
grain, the truly amazing benefits
come before it's fully matured and
while it is a tender grass. When barley
is fully grown it is considered a grain,
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