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The Top Benefits of Drinking Barley Water and How to Make It
6. Cools Body Temperature
In many countries, this is the main reason people drink barley water is for its cooling effects. On those hot summer days, try a glass of barley water and within minutes you should notice how much cooler you feel. It also beat sodas for quenching your thirst.
7. Heart Healthy
Barley water contains the B vitamin complex and niacin, which helps stop the development of atherosclerosis, a condition where the arterial walls thicken, which can cause heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke. Drinking barley water regularly can help lower your chance of developing cardiovascular diseases or having a stroke.
8. Prevents Anemia
If you suffer from anemia, barley water can help eliminate that problem for you. Barley water contains copper, a vital mineral for the formation of hemoglobin, which your body must have to produce healthy red blood cells.
9. Supports Bone Health
With its high levels of phosphorus, copper, and calcium, barley water is great for supporting healthy bones. It also contains manganese, which is needed for the normal production of bones.
10. Supports Weight Loss
Barley water is high in fiber, which will keep you feeling full. It is also low in fat, full of vital nutrients, and is low in cholesterol, so you can feel good about drinking it every day! It’s even been reported to increase the metabolism, so you can burn more calories all day long.
Although you can buy barley water from almost any health foods store, you can also make it yourself, right in your own kitchen, no unwanted ingredients, no artificial colors or sweeteners.
Barley water is made from using a type of grain called Pearl Barley, available at any health food store. Many places add a bit of lemon or orange zest in with the barley to help give it a bit of flavor. Take a look at how easy it is to make your own barley water.
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