Barley is well known across the world for it’s immense health and weight loss benefits. So if you want to get rid of your belly fat or lose some kilos, start by adding Barley into your diet, because this little grain is a superfood when it comes to weight loss!
High in fiber
Barley is a nutrient-rich grain loaded with both soluble and insoluble fiber. Due to this it swells up in your stomach, making you feel full for a longer time. It helps ease constipation by flushing out toxins and waste from your stomach, and also has excellent diuretic properties that pushes out excess water and unwanted toxins from your body.
Loaded with soluble beta-glucan
Though Barley is high in fiber but it has an extremely low glycemic index of 11. Beta gluten is a type of soluble fiber which helps lower serum cholesterol, glucose, as well as insulin levels, and in turn contributes to weight loss.
This whole grain is rich in vitamin B-complex, chromium, iron, magnesium, calcium, manganese, selenium, zinc, copper, and certain healthy and essential amino acids and antioxidants which help keep you healthy and fit.
How to prepare Barley water:
- Add 2 tablespoons of Barley to 1 glass of water
- Soak for 8 hours or leave overnight
- In the morning boil the water for 15 – 20 mins
- To add more flavour to the water add in crushed ginger
- Remove from heat and allow to cool
- Add lemon or orange juice to the water (optional)
- Drink on an empty stomach
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