Health Benefits of Barley Grass Powder

Barley Grass Powder is known to have anti-bacterial properties and thus help in protecting against infection. It is very similar in structure to haemoglobin, and can help recovery from anaemia It reduces blood sugar tissues, so can help with diabetes and weight loss. It is also known to neutralize toxins in the body, making it an effective element in detoxification programs

It helps to purify the liver. Rich in organic sodium (improves digestion by producing more hydrochloric acid) &  Rich in natural level of Enzyme SOD (superoxide dismutase) powerful antioxidant that protect cells.

Numerous benefits have been reported by those who consume barley grass regularly. Scientific research at present lags behind what people are discovering for themselves. While exaggerated claims should be treated with caution, the impressive list of illnesses that show improvement when people add barley grass to their diet make it well worth considering if you suffer from any of following conditions:

Arthritis ; Asthma , Blood clots, Cancer , Excessive low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the ‘bad’ cholesterol), Blood sugar issues, including hypoglycemia and diabetes , Fatigue, Migraine, Inflammation and inflammation-related pain, Stomach and intestinal disorders

Nutritional Values of Wheat Grass

Wheat Grass – Nutritional facts

Serving Size; One (1) tsp. (Approx 3.5 gms)

Calories 13.3 kcal

Amount per serving

%DV     *

Amount per serving

%DV       *

Total Fat                         0.24 g

0%

Protein1.04 g

2.0%

Saturated Fat                  0.05 g

0%

Chlorophyll 31mg

**

Mono saturated Fat          0.03 g

0%

Vitamin A 1200 IU

24.0%

Poly saturated Fat            0.16 g

0%

Vitamin C 6mg

10.0%

         Trans fat                            0                                

0%

Folic Acid 0.03mg

6.0%

         Cholesterol                        0

0%

Nilacin 0.14mg

0.7%

         Sodium                             5.94 mg

0%

Calcium 4 mg

0.4%

         Total Carbohydrate            1.75 g

0%

Iron 1.31 mg

7.0%

         Dietary Fiber                     1.21 g

0%

         Sugars                              0.21g

0%

* Percent daily values are based on a 2000 Calories Diet
**Daily Values not Established
Ingredients : 100% Pure and Natural Wheat Grass Powder (Triticium aestivu,)
Doses : 1 tsp(Approx. 3.5 g ) of Powder in the morning

 

Health Benefits of Wheat Grass Powder

Wheat Grass
Benefits of Wheat Grass

Wheat grass powder contains high amounts of chlorophyll, which helps detoxify the body. The Chlorophyll aids in sending more oxygen to the cells. Chlorophyll can also stop the activity of certain substances that can cause cancer, and may be able to shield the body from harmful effects of carcinogens, such as premature aging and malfunction of the internal organs.

Wheat grass powder is also considered to be beneficial in repairing and rejuvenating cells due to a glycoprotein called P4D1, which can help to repair DNA that has been damaged. Wheat grass also contains abscise acid – a hormone that is derived from plants and is said to have the ability to kill cancer cells in the body.

Some renowned doctors like Dr Benjamin Gurskin suggest that wheat grass can heal wounds due to its antiseptic properties. Wheat grass may also be able to speed up healing time and can neutralize unpleasant odors that come from wounds.

Net net Wheat Grass is claimed to be helpful in Wound healing, Cellular Repair and strengthening of Immune system and as a detoxifying agent.

Home Remedies for Healthy Glowing Skin and Beautiful Hair

Arrival of Winters i.e dip in temperatures and cold winds affect our overall well being. Our Skin, Health and immunity levels suffer with the changing weather. To ensure that we maintain good appearance i.e. external and internal health, we need to maintain good nutritional levels.

Nature has given us a number of natural substances to help protect our body against the extreme climatic conditions. Following are some of the natural substances that can help us during this winter season.

1. Aloe Vera – Aloe Vera’s herbal and medicinal properties also help in making our body stronger and skin better as it hydrates our body and compensates the loss in moisture from our body.  Its natural calming & soothing properties offer perfect solution for skin and hair disorders.

2. Neem – Since ages our parents have used Neem to solve skin related problems. It is known to be one of the most reliable cures for skin related problems like acne / pimples etc. Skin deep blood impurities and poor levels of digestion in the body lead to zits and bacterial breakouts. Neem consists of blood purifying and cleansing properties thus helping get flawless bright skin.

3.  Amla – Amla is said to be the most quintessential element for beautiful, strong and lustrous hair. Amla is highly enriched with vitamins and minerals particularly Vitamin C & B Complex. It also contains calcium, phosphorous, carotene and iron as nutrients which are good for hair. It helps prevent hair pigmentation and hair loss. It is also rich in anti oxidants thus making it perfect ingredient for maintenance of overall health. Amla is also known as an anti -ageing agent and prevents medical condition hyperlipidemia which means excessive amount of fat developed in the blood.

Major Weight Gain Triggers

a.    Sleep Deprivation: Getting less than 6 – 8 hours of sleep a night impairs body’s ability to process glucose and could make one insulin resistant; Also, not getting enough sleep, decreases levels of leptin, the satiety hormone, and increases level of cortisol, the fat storage hormone. This leads to intense cravings for starchy carbs and sweets that end up getting stored as fat

b.  Stress: People under high levels of stress were more likely to have extra fat around their midsections, which has been linked to cardiac health.. This is because stress triggers the flight or fight response that increases levels of cortisol. Higher and prolonged levels of cortisol in the blood stream stimulate abdominal fat cells. Cortisol also increases appetite especially for carbs and sweets. So not only does stress make one eat more but what one eats, gets stored as fat deep in the belly. Also self gratification, self punishment, depression, anxiety and stress may lead to excess calorie intake

c.    Although Carbohydrates, proteins, fats,  vitamins and minerals all are important for the proper functioning of body but  only in required amounts. One should eat everything yet maintain the portion size – excessive fats and carbohydrates result in obesity. Following a balanced diet will provide body with essential macro and micro nutrients thus helping in overall health

d.    Frequency and size of meals – Our stomach on a general basis digests the food in 2 -3 hours. Once the food is digested it prepares itself for the next meal. But when it is not provided with a snack/meal then it slows down the Metabolism of the body, hence storing energy to utilize it at the time of famine. Also you would end up feeling more hungry after a long gap between meals, thus eating double the quantity & wrong type of food  than what is required by your body

e.    Lack of fiber: High Fiber foods produce a higher degree of satiety than refined foods thus  help prevent obesity by reducing energy intake. Fiber rich foods also have laxative effect, increasing stool bulk and decreasing the transit time, though with considerable individual variation. In absence of high fiber foods, one ends up eating more resulting in weight gain

f.    Low Water intake- Drinking two to three bottles of water a day ensures that the toxins are properly flushed out. Water not only keeps us hydrated, helps in transporting oxygen and nutrients to different parts of the body. It is essential for ensuring proper digestion, boosts metabolism and makes you feel full thereby cutting down your intake of excess/wrong food

g.    Eating too much food that is sugar free and fat free –  Sugar free/fat free foods tend to have lots of sodium and possibly hidden oils to increase the shelf life of the product. They usually contain preservatives & chemicals that interfere with weight loss and add unnecessary toxins to the body

h.    Lack of physical exercise – Physical activity is a paramount in health promotion. As we age, our metabolism reduces. Though obesity can occur at any age, this is more common during middle ages when physical activity decreases without corresponding decrease in food consumption This results in burning lower and lower calories and slowly muscle tissues start getting replaced by fat deposits