Furthermore, it contains lignana, found to prevent tiny blood clots from forming – perhaps providing a similar benefit to the popular “daily dose of aspirin” against heart disease.
Just one-half cup of barley contains half the daily requirement for selenium in the diet and almost twenty-percent of the USRDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) of Vitamin E.
Both of these are powerful allies in the fight against cancer. Barley also contains beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber that forms a gel in the small intestine to which cholesterol binds. And it’s then excreted from the body. This gel-forming action also prevents constipation and colon cancer.
To get barley’s healing benefits, doctors recommend eating it in the same way that the Prophet (SAW) did.
Hulled barley (the husk loosely intact or “blown off”) is superior to processed barley which has been cleaned and scrubbed more than five times to create a quicker-cooking version that lacks most of the barley’s healthful fiber, minerals, and thiamin.
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