Monday, November 22, 2021

Managing Hernia Through Diet

A hernia forms when there is a weakness or hole in a portion of muscle tissue near an organ, and part of that organ bulges or pushes through the hole. Hernias do not usually get better on their own, which is why most people need surgery to repair it.

Experts say tailoring diet can, in some cases, prevent a hernia from getting bigger and more painful. Dietary changes may help reduce abdominal strain and prevent complications. One of the main symptoms you may experience is acid reflux. This condition can cause pain and discomfort during and after eating certain foods.[Read more…]

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Barley Fights Obesity

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to an extent that it may have a negative effect on health. Obesity is much more than just a cosmetic issue; it is an alarming medical problem that increases the risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and even certain cancers. In general sense, obesity has been found to reduce life expectancy.

World Health Organization (WHO) recognises obesity is one of the most serious global public health challenges of the 21st century, affecting every country. [Read more…]

Monday, November 8, 2021

Barley Grass : Functional and Nutritional Compositions

Barley grass is rich in nutritional and functional ingredients. In the following table major ingredients content in the dried barely grass are reviewed. [Read more…]

Barley Helps in Proper Functioning of Thyroid

The thyroid produces 2 main hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which affect numerous physiologic processes in the body, including body temperature maintenance, digestion, and vital functions such as heart rate and respiration.

Improper production of these hormones can have far-reaching effects on the human body and mind. Two cases appear due to these conditions:

1. Hypothyroidism, caused by an underactive thyroid {more prevalent in humans}.
2. Hyperthyroidism, is caused by an overactive thyroid.

Both conditions usually are treated pharmacologically, either by replacing the thyroid hormone that is missing or by trying to block the production or effect (or both) of the excess thyroid hormone. [Read more…]

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Barley Grass Improves Cognition

Cognition involves series of processes that take place in brain which allows the person to comprehend the happening around in the environment. The word comes from the Latin root cognoscere, which means “to know”. It is the ability to process information gained through our senses and knowledge acquired through experience to interpert the world around us.

Cognition includes different cognitive processes, like learning, attention, memory, language, reasoning, decision making, etc., which are part of our intellectual development and experience. [Read more…]

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Barley Grass as Promoter of Good Sleep

Sleep is a vital segment of life, and a healthy body is always blessed with good sleep. Improper and disturbed sleep is a potent indicator of mental and/or physical stress. Many ancient medicine system like Ayurveda, have insisted that insomnia, a general sleep disorder can be controlled with functional foods in diet.

Various researches into insomnia have revealed that chemicals/biochemicals such as tryptophan, GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), calcium, potassium, magnesium, melatonin, pyridoxine, L-ornithine and hexadecanoic acid promote healthy sleep; whereas neurochemical factors include serotonin, noradrenalin, acetylcholine, histamine, orexin etc keeps the person awake. So, for a good sleep functional foods rich in sleep promoters play an important part. [Read more…]


    

    
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