Winter is here and it’s that time of the year when most of the people get attacked by foreign entities that cause them unwanted health conditions. The added problem of the existing pollution in the environment results has affected the health of the immune system making it highly vulnerable to common flu’s in winters.
Winters are actually the best time to let your body absorb the goodness and power-packed benefits of naturally extracted Barley Tea.
What is Barley Tea?
Barley tea is a roasted Grain-based infusion made from barley which is a staple across East Asian regions like Korea, China, Japan and Taiwan. The natural greatness of the barley Tea gives a toasty flavour with slightly bitter undertones.
Barley tea has become a wildly popular beverage in both summertime and winter and is harvested in early summer. It is generally brewed using roasted, unhulled barley seeds whose goodness works excellently on the human body which is why its popularity is known in the entire world.
Barley tea bags gained popularity in Japan in the early 1980s and tea bags are now the norm for brewing. It’s so common in Korea and other parts of the world that it is often consumed as an alternative to water in restaurants and eateries.
This acts as an anticoagulant that prevents blood clotting in the body. The natural goodness and existence of antioxidants in it keep away several problems and health conditions in the changing seasons. It averts infections and works as a blood cleanser too. It even has antibacterial properties that keeps away health concerns and infections.
Benefits of Barley Tea
- Extremely Beneficial for Consumption
Barley tea is a natural antacid that aids to discharge the painful signs of heartburn and acid reflux disease. For the best intestinal results, drink a cup of barley tea 30 minutes before each meal as the Barley grains contain high levels of fiber, which helps to comfort constipation and increase healthy bowel movements. The antioxidants in barley tea can help to relieve stomach cramps and nausea.
- Helps in Proper Blood Circulation
Drinking barley tea habitually can help in improving the blood fluidity and prevents serious cardiovascular illnesses such as blood clots and heart attacks. It even works as an anticoagulant and compacts any kind of problems with the flow of blood.
- Boosts Immunity of the Body
Barley tea contains high amounts of vitamin C that can help safeguard your immune system from diseases and reduce the duration of the common cold and flu. Barley tea also contains antioxidants that eliminate free radicals that can cause cell death, which leads to premature aging and serious illness such as cancer.
- Speeds up Weight Loss
Barley tea is a certainly low-calorie drink that can be an enjoyable substitute to plain water. Its low sugar content means diabetics can devour this tea without any side effects on their health condition. The high fiber content of barley tea makes one feel full longer so you won’t have the desire to consume excessive calories. Antioxidants in barley tea can lift your metabolism and help promote weight loss by natural means.
Winters are definitely the best time to enjoy having tea. It time that we ditch the traditional tea added with milk that spills out its goodness and shift to healthier options like Barley Tea. Barley Tea can actually work wonders when consumed routinely and ensures complete revivification of the body.
In conversation with Amit Goel, Co-Founder, National Food and Beverages