Health Benefits of Barley Tea

Health Benefits of Barley Tea

Make some space, green tea, you're not the only game in town. Emerging at least a millennium ago in Japan, and a staple throughout East Asia for the past century, Barley Tea is still a bit of a mystery to the average American. Don't let what you don't know deter you; barley tea is packed with benefits for body and soul that make it worth a taste.

First, barley tea boasts loads of antioxidants. Essential for protecting our bodies from the damage caused by free radicals, antioxidants can reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

Barley tea may also help reduce inflammation and improve immunity thanks to its Vitamin C and zinc content. Meanwhile, barley tea may also prevent tooth decay in unsweetened form, and improve blood circulation and fluidity because of the presence of alkylpyrazines.

Consider the benefits of barley tea because of what it lacks: caffeine and alcohol. Whether you're trying to cut back on either or just looking for a refreshing drink, barley tea is a great option. Plus, it's super easy to make. Simply steep barley grains in hot water and let it cool to room temperature or chill. Enjoy plain or add flavor such as lemon, mint or ginger, to hydrate and rejuvenate!

It's important to note that while some studies have suggested potential health benefits of barley tea, these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. As always, you should speak with a healthcare professional before making any major changes to your diet or health routine. Barley Tea does contain a small amount of gluten so those with celiac disease should be especially careful.

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