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Of all the grasses, Barley grass has probably been researched
more, due to the efforts of Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara, President of the Hagiwara
Institute of Health in Japan. He found that in barley was the most excellent
source of nutrients that the body needs for growth, repair and well-being.
Barley grass contains eighteen amino acids, including the eight essential
ones that is, the amino acids that we must get from our diet. Amino
acids are the building blocks of proteins, which are the major constituents
of every cell and body fluid (except urine and bile) and are thus necessary
for the continual cell building, cell regeneration, and energy production
that we need for life. An added benefit of the green barley grass
leaf proteins is that they are polypeptides-smaller proteins that can
be directly absorbed by the blood, where they promote cell metabolism
(the chemical changes that we need to live) and neutralize substances that
are bad for our health.
The leaves of the cereal grasses provide the nearest thing this
planet offers to the perfect food. For reasons of palatability, higher
Barley juice is much stronger than steroid drugs but has fewer if any
has anti-inflammatory action
repair the DNA in the cells of the body.
prevention of carcinogenesis, aging, and cell death.
inflamation of the oral cavity,
lacerations of the stomach and doudenum
It improves stamina,
clarity of thought,
improves the texture of the skin,
heals the dryness associated with aging.
Barley grass is very high in organic sodium. ( who have a
towards dehydration need more organic sodium, barley grass has 775 mg.
per 100 grams)
arthritis (Organic sodium keeps calcium in solution in the bloodstream
and also dissolves calcium deposited on the joints.
very calming to the nerves.
improving the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach
contains glucan, a fiber also found in oat bran
reduces cholesterol levels
stimulates peripheral blood circulation
bronchodilator for bronchitis
may be effective in protecting against the risk of cancer.
Contains a multitude of the body's spark plugs, enzymes. (Enzymes
are the catalysts for the body's essential chemical reactions
and are responsible for our digestive processes, for providing cellular
energy, and for antioxidant effects.)
It has 30 times as much vitamin B1 as in milk, 3.3 times
as much vitamin C, and 6.5 times as much carotene as in spinach,
11 times the amount of calcium in cow's milk, nearly five times the iron
content of spinach, nearly 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 plant juice. This analysis was done
by the Resource Research Association, Office of Science and Technology,
and Japan Food Analysis Center.
It contains per 100 grams:
stimulates weight loss, (due the cytochrome oxidize
enzyme system which is essential for cell metabolism.)
contains superoxide dismutase (SOD), a powerful antioxidant which protects
the cells against toxic free radicals.
Barley grass also contains chlorophyll. Chlorophyll has been studied
for its potential as a deodorant, in stimulating tissue growth,
and in stimulating red blood cells in connection with blood supply.
Perhaps most remarkable is the similarity between chlorophyll and the red
pigment in blood.
Chlorophyll reduces absorption of three dietary carcinogens: heterocyclic
amines (found in cooked muscle meats), polycyclic hydrocarbons (found in
smoked and barbecued foods), and aflatoxin (a mold on peanuts). The chlorophyll
formed complex compounds with the carcinogens while they were still
in the digestive tract, limiting their bioavailability.
Barley has a high alkalizing effect. It contains
buffer minerals such as sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
Buffer minerals neutralize acidic materials
and can help people
maintain a healthy acidity-alkalinity balance.
It may have hypocholesterolemic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-ulcer properties.
2"-0-glycosylisovitexin(2"-0-GIV), has been isolated and reported
to have antioxidant activity equal to or superior to vitamin E.
Vitamin P and vitamin F are considered citrus bioflavonoids
and essential unsaturated fatty acids, respectively.
Vitamin B12 is generally believed to come only from animal sources; however,
research Association, Office of Science and Technology, and Japan Food
Analysis Center, indicate that green barley leaves contain B12.