Barley Instant Drink
The taste of Elnasr Barley only improves with time. This classic brand in the Elnasr portfolio is moderately carbonated with a sweet wheaty flavour and light fruit..
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5 Amazing Barley Water Benefits:
1. Aids in Detoxification
Regular usage of barley water helps flush out toxins from the body and the intestines through the urinary tract. This process is primarily triggered by a group of sugars called beta-glucans which are present in the cell walls of barley. It therefore helps in cleansing the internal system of the body.
2. Home Remedy for Urinary Tract Infections
Since barley water acts as a diuretic, in many households in India, it is considered to be a natural remedy for urinary tract infections, and children or adults are often recommended a few glasses of barley water on a daily basis till the infection subsides. It is also said to be a good remedy for kidney stones or cysts.
3. Helps in Digestion Related Problems
In Ayurveda, barley water is considered as a digestive tonic which helps in facilitating the process of digestion, especially for those who have low ‘agni’. Different body types, such as Vata, Pita and Kapha, can also mix in a few spices respectively to further aid in the process. It is often recommended to those suffering from constipation or diarrhea, and it also helps restore the electrolyte balance during infections.
According to the book Barley for Food and Health: Science, Technology, and Products by Rosemary K. Newman and C. Walter Newman, “Barley water is a beverage known since ancient times as a folk remedy or preventative for numerous ailments, such as gastroenteritis and heat exhaustion.” Since it is a light beverage, it is easy on the stomach, and because it contains essential minerals, it aids in various processes of the body.
4. Promotes Weight Loss
Since barley is an excellent source of fiber, barley water too retains this characteristic in some measure. It therefore proves to be a great option for those seeking to lose weight as it tends to fill you up for a longer time, thus cutting down on your food intake. Moreover, as it is good for digestion, it also stimulates the metabolism of fats. But this definitely doesn’t mean that you can indulge in fatty foods and expect barley water to work its magic.
5. Lowers Cholesterol and Blood Sugar
Being a good source of fiber and beta-glucans, barley water also works towards keeping a check on blood cholesterol (by inhibiting the absorption of LDL and triglycerides from food) and blood sugar (by improving insulin resistance). Moreover, it has anti-inflammatory properties which not only help in cooling the body but in protecting the heart as well.