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Goodness of Green Barley Leaf

April 30,2013

Green Barley Leaf contains a wonderful array of nutrients, rich in amino acids, minerals and antioxidants that provide your body with powerful immune and detoxification support.

Popular with athletes who have high nutrient requirements to support physical performance, this natural super nutritious food can give all of us extra pep!

Greens are incredibly important for keeping your body healthy.

  • Detox
  • Immune System Support
  • Enhance Digestion
  • Balance pH

Our organically grown Green Barley Leaf is made from the powdered leaves of young barley grass plants that are grown in the alluvial soil on the plains of Canterbury, New Zealand

A powerful cleansing agent, Green Barley Leaf binds with heavy metals in the system and helps flush them out thereby eliminating toxins from the liver.

It’s packed with 18 amino acids, as well as beta-carotene, calcium, folic acid, pantothenic acid, vitamin K, B6 and vitamin C. It also contains minerals including potassium, magnesium, iron, copper, phosphorus, manganese and zinc - all in an easily digestible form.

It is a fantastic source of chlorophyll, which has powerful alkalising properties that play a hugely beneficial role in helping your body establish a balanced pH level.

Naturally Good for You
Made from the powdered leaves of young organic barley, our Green Barley Leaf Powder provides revitalising nutrients in an easy-to-absorb powder that works to cleanse and detoxify. When our bodies become too acidic, wastes become trapped in our cells and cannot be processed efficiently. Chlorophyll is an excellent alkaliser that works to establish pH balance promoting energy levels, improved digestion and healthier skin

There are lots of great reasons to bring Green Barley Leaf into your family life, and it’s a really easy addition to make. Here’s why:

Detox
Because we are constantly exposed to toxins, stressing our bodies and potentially undermining our health, our bodies can often benefit from extra nutritional support. Chlorophyll, the green pigment found in Green Barley Leaf, is a powerful cleansing agent which sweeps away toxins from the liver, while the digestive enzymes enable us to process wastes in the gut.

Immune System
Constantly protecting us and responding dynamically to our environment, our immune system plays a crucial role in defending our state of health. Green Barley Leaf is one of the best available sources of beta-carotene, which is of particular benefit to our immunity.

Digestion
Green Barley Leaf floods the body with chlorophyll, delivering a stunning range of nutrients in their most vital form. This cascade of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, antioxidants and highly digestible carbohydrates helps to rebuild cells and restore health. As in the early grass stage of growth wheat and barley are closer to vegetables than grains, Green Barley Leaf is gluten-free and easy to digest.

pH Balance
When the body becomes over acidic, wastes become trapped within the cell and cannot be processed efficiently. Because chlorophyll has such excellent alkalising qualities, Green Barley Leaf can play a hugely beneficial role in retrieving balance in the body. Good energy levels, improved digestion and healthier hair, skin and nails are all associated with the correct blood pH, which calcium contained in Green Barley Leaf can help us regain.

GREEN BARLEY LEAF IN THE NEWS:

Help Lower Cholesterol
According to a 2010 meta-analysis by SS AbuMweis et al, published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, beta-glucan in barley helped lower LDL cholesterol, which is the "bad" kind of cholesterol.

Greens can Help Reduce Risk of Various Forms of Cancer
Research suggests that eating dark green vegetables and foods high in beta carotene offers some protection from the development of lung cancer, with reduced risk of cancers of the ovary,cervix, stomach and colon. Research suggests that ensuring adequate amounts of green foods in our diets can significantly reduce the risk of cancer.

WHERE DOES GREEN BAY HARVEST ORGANIC GREEN BARLEY LEAF COME FROM?

Our Green Barley Leaf is harvested from the young and fertile alluvial soil of the Canterbury Plains, situated in New Zealand’s South Island. The soils are hearty, healthy and mature after many years under a sustainable organic mixed cropping and stock regime. The health of the soil is shows in the nutritional quality of the barley leaf. The irrigation water is fresh and pure and the atmosphere is clean and unpolluted - all of this combined with the high UV light produces deep green chlorophyll-rich leaves. Our farmers have been organically farming for over twenty years and take the utmost care to deliver Green Barley Leaf with an incredible nutritional profile that reaches you in the best condition.

HOW TO TAKE GREEN BARLEY LEAF

Start with 1 teaspoon added to food or drink and gradually increase to 1 tablespoon per day over a six-week period. If you experience headaches or other detox symptoms, reduce your dose and continue to drink lots of fresh water. While dosage varies according to individual need, this product is usually best taken regularly – at least 4 days a week – over a 3-6 month period for optimum benefit. Green Barley Leaf should not be heated above 40°C.

Green Bay Provenance Promise
Our customers value our commitment to making sure we know exactly where our products are grown and harvested so that they are as pure as can be. It’s our promise to you that you can trust.

 

Sources:
http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/news/20041208/barley-helps-lower-cholesterol
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/diet/cruciferous-vegetables