Many people are so busy with their daily life that they forget to take care of themselves. Most of us even have a tendency to neglect our nutrition. However, it’s important to remember that work-life balance and consuming the right nutrients is vital to prevent burnout and sick days. Thankfully, vitamins, supplements, and juices are great options to fill the nutritional gap in your diet. If you are looking for a nutritional superfood, then look no further. Santé barley grass products are only made from high quality, organic, and pure barley grass that comes from New Zealand, which is an agriculture powerhouse. It is BioGro certified to be organic, meaning that no pesticides and artificial fertilizers are used.
What is Barley Grass?
Barley grass is the leaf of a young Barley plant before it produces seeds and stems. It is used in juices, smoothies, and added to soups and baked creations. You can drink it in its pure barley grass form or mix it with other fruits and vegetables. Barley malt, which also comes from the Barley plant, is also used in making beer. Barley Grass has a lot of vitamins and antioxidants that can be beneficial to your health. Santé’s barley grass products are made in supplement, powder, or juice form. We guarantee that we only use high-quality pure barley grass powder in our products.
Barley grass is nutrient-packed in vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, antioxidants, and phytochemicals. It has Vitamins A, B, C, E, and K. For minerals, it has zinc, calcium, and iron. Electrolytes include Magnesium, Potassium, and Phosphorus. And phytochemicals are chlorophyll and carotenoids.
Health Benefits of Barley Grass
Our bodies do not produce all the nutrients that we need. Some vitamins and minerals can only be found in nature. Barley grass is fully packed with a wide range of nutrients that your body requires in order to function at its best. Incorporating it in your diet can help you reap many health benefits that can promote overall well-being or target certain problems. We listed below some of the health benefits you can get by consuming Santé Barley barley grass products.
Physical Benefits On Skin and Weight
Do you have a hard time losing weight? Obesity can lead to heart problems and other complications. Shedding that extra weight will not only prevent diseases but also help you move more comfortably in your daily life. A healthy weight will remove risk factors that can lead you to certain diseases.
Barley grass is very high in fiber. It promotes healthy digestion and can aid in weight loss. Fiber is digested slowly and makes you feel fuller for longer. That means that cravings for unhealthy foods, unnecessary snacking, and eating too much will be avoided. In addition to fiber, you also get other vitamins and nutrients that you need for your everyday life. Barley grass has also been shown to improve appetite control, which can also help in weight loss. Take our Santé Barley capsules, juice, or powder before meals for maximum effect. Our Santé FibrEnergy is a snack that can boost your energy while also helping you control sudden hunger. It is made with barley grass, oats, and chia seeds that are full of fiber.
If you like to go outdoors, then barley grass can be your friend. Our skin gets exposed to UV radiation and smoke outside. Our skin is the largest organ in our body. It is our shield against germs that can cause diseases. Maintaining healthy skin is more than just looking beautiful. A healthy skin barrier means that skin can also protect itself from breakouts and is less sensitive to skin pollutants.
Barley grass has vitamins that can help regenerate cells not just internally, but also on the skin. These vitamins are chlorophyll, iron, and vitamin B. They can protect you from the damage that can be done by UV radiation. Wrinkles are also not a problem with selenium, as it can protect skin elasticity and promote youthful-looking skin. If you live in the city, it can protect you from smoke and smog that is frequently found on the busy streets outside. If you want to add the benefits of barley grass in your skincare, you can either drink it in juice, powder, or capsule form or try our Soleil Marula Facial Oil with Barley Extract, a light, fast-absorbing oil that can help you achieve that youthful glow.
Strengthens Immune System
Our immune system is our defense mechanism against viruses that cause diseases in our body. If it is weakened, we are more prone to infections. You may experience frequent colds and stomach problems. That’s why we need vitamins and minerals to strengthen our immunity. Luckily, consuming barley grass is one way of strengthening our immune system. It has more vitamin C than oranges to boost our immunity. Keep in mind that Vitamin C is not produced in our body, so we need to get it from the food we consume. It is more effective when consumed every day to prevent colds. Santé products contain your much-needed vitamin C to improve your immunity. We also offer Daily-C, a non-acidic vitamin C alternative.
The insoluble fiber in barley grass can help in maintaining a healthy balance in blood sugar levels. It also increases insulin sensitivity and can be used to treat patients with type 2 Diabetes. Insulin is important, especially in diabetes patients, because it manages the glucose in our body. Without its proper function, blood sugar levels can rise too much. Consistent high blood sugar can also lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney damage, and nerve damage.
When taken consistently, barley grass can also help lower bad cholesterol that can put you at risk for heart problems. A study done on 15 people showed that bad cholesterol is lowered when barley grass was taken for 4 weeks.
Ulcerative colitis is a condition where the colon is irritated and inflamed. It is a lifelong condition that cannot be cured but can be treated to lessen the symptoms. It happens when the immune system identifies the good bacteria in the gut as bad bacteria and attacks it. Barley grass helps regulate the condition’s symptoms and keep the gut healthy.
Barley grass has powerful antioxidants that can combative oxidative stress. Oxidative stress happens when there is an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidant activity in the body. Too much free radicals and a low amount of antioxidants in the body can damage our protein, DNA, and tissues. The prolonged damage can lead to diseases. The key to lower free radicals is to have a healthy lifestyle while also increasing antioxidants. Antioxidants in barley grass include polyphenols, flavonoids, vitamin C, and vitamin A.
Promotes Teeth and Bone Health
Strong teeth are important in our daily life and it’s not just because of beauty purposes. It helps us chew our food to digestible amounts and also helps us talk clearly. Calcium and phosphorus found in barley grass are helpful for teeth health. Osteoporosis, a bone-weakening condition can also be prevented by taking barley grass. Another ingredient, Vitamin K, can also help in bone formation. Aside from drinking barley grass juice and capsules, you can protect your teeth and gums with our Santé Fresh and Clean Toothpaste. It contains all-natural ingredients such as organic barley grass powder, aloe vera extract, tea tree oil, and chamomile extract. It can help prevent gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis.
How To Add Barley Grass Into Your Diet
There are many ways to consume barley grass in your diet. You can incorporate it in cooking food such as barley bread and soup, drink it as a green barley juice or smoothie, or take a barley grass supplement. You can choose a recipe that can complement your taste and lifestyle. We will teach you how you can reap the many health benefits of barley grass by adding it to your diet.
Whole wheat barley bread is a great alternative to white bread. Compared to refined flour typically found in white bread, the grain used in barley has more nutrients and is minimally processed. It also offers the health benefits of barley grass. You can add it to your diet as a breakfast sandwich with meat filling or fruit jams. You can also eat it by itself and partner it with coffee or juice. Afternoon snacks are also not a problem because this whole-grain barley bread can curb hunger pangs.
Recipes for barley bread will typically include the following: barley grass, flour, eggs, milk, oil, yeast, sugar, and salt.
- 3 cups flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup barley grass powder
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 and ½ tablespoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ¼ cup canola oil
- Mix the wet ingredients in a bowl. The wet ingredients are eggs, milk, honey, and oil.
- In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients. These are the flour, barley grass powder, salt, and baking powder.
- Mix the wet and dry ingredients until blended.
- Pour into a bread container with your desired shape then bake in an oven for 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes.
- Leave the barley bread to cool for 5-10 minutes inside the oven.
- Serve and enjoy!
Barley Grass in Powder Form
1-2 tablespoons of barley grass powder can be added to fruit and vegetable smoothies for more nutrition. One simple recipe to guide you is to add 2 kinds of fruits, milk, plus barley grass powder.
- 1 cup berries
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of milk
- 1-2 teaspoon of barley grass powder from Santé Barley Canister
- Mix everything in a blender and you’re done!
- Serve as is or with ice.
Fruits that you can put in can vary according to your taste, but some famous choices would be blueberries, banana, and apples. For milk, you have cow’s milk or plant-based milk like almond and cashew. If making a vegetarian smoothie, you can put green leafy vegetables such as spinach or kale. We recommend the powdered pure barley grass in Santé Pure Barley Canister for this.
Aside from this recipe, you can also find barley grass in ready-to-drink powder form. Santé has a variety of flavors you can choose from. If you like drinking coffee for breakfast, then you can choose from Santé Fusion Coffee or Santé Boost Coffee. If you’re not a fan of caffeine, then other choices include the Santé Barley Juice, Santé Choco Barley, or Santé FibrEnergy.
Barley Grass in Capsule Form
If you consider yourself a busy person and have no time for cooking and preparing in the kitchen, then consider pure barley grass in capsule form. The advantage of taking it in this form is that you don’t need to worry about what amount to take. It also lessens planning and preparing in the kitchen, and not everyone is particularly good at cooking. Santé’s New Zealand Barley Capsules is made from pure barley grass powder without any additives.
Choose Santé for High-Quality Barley Grass Products Today!
New Zealand is an agriculture and forestry powerhouse. Santé is certified by BioGro, New Zealand’s foremost authority on organic produce and products. Santé Barley farms are annually checked and evaluated by BioGro to ensure that products are organic. This guarantees that no pesticides and artificial fertilizers are used in growing the barley grass.