Can This Secret Grain Fix All Your health Issues?

Metabolic Wellness | Ayur Ai

Dr.Harinee S, B.A.M.S., M.D.(Ayu.)

Updated on SEP 26, 2023

Ever thought about the hype surrounding millets and whether they're a good fit for your daily diet? In this article, the goal is to explore the facts about these nutritious grains. Let's dive in and answer the burning question: Is it okay to have millets every day?

"Barley (Yava): Ayurveda's Nutritional Powerhouse for Diabetes, Skin Health, and Weight Management"

In Ayurveda, Barley, known as "Yava" serves as a potent remedy for conditions like Diabetes, Skin diseases, and Obesity in various medicinal and dietary applications. Barley's exceptional power lies in its "Lekhana Karma" a term signifying its ability to effectively remove excess body fat, promoting better health and balance. Now, for those who can enjoy its benefits, Barley is a true nutritional powerhouse. It's backed by extensive research and offers numerous health advantages.

Health benefits of Barley

Barley aids in reducing cholesterol, boosting good gut bacteria, and enhancing heart health, while also offering effective weight control, diabetes management, and being rich in antioxidants

Lowers cholesterol level

Packed with soluble fiber, particularly Beta-Glucan, it reduces "Bad" (LDL) cholesterol and Triglycerides while increasing "Good" (HDL) cholesterol.

Enhance Good Gut bacteria

Beta-Glucan encourages the Growth of beneficial Gut bacteria while suppressing the growth of harmful pathogens.

Improves Heart Health

Barley also aids in improving cardiovascular health by lowering Blood pressure, the major risk factor for Heart diseases.

Healthy Weight control

Barley's high soluble fiber content promotes a feeling of fullness, reducing appetite, making it an excellent choice for those striving to manage their weight.

Diabetes Management

As Barley has Low Glycaemic index, it regulates Blood sugar levels and also decreases absorption of glucose due to increased viscosity in the gut.

Rich in antioxidants

Rich in antioxidants, Barley plays a vital role in neutralizing free radicals, the culprits behind Aging and disease.


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