The first cereal grain cultivated by humans, Barley Grass is the leaf of the barley plant, as opposed to the grain (which is why it’s gluten free). The grain in barley grass is a staple in Tibetan cuisine and was eaten widely by peasants in Medieval Europe. When harvested within the early growth stages as the plant is preparing to enter the reproductive phase, all of the nutrients which have accumulated in preparation for the production of seeds can be extracted from where they are stored within the young barley grass shoots. Renowned for its alkalising and antioxidant properties, Barley grass is also a rich source of vitamins, mineral, amino acids as well as chlorophyll.
Why is Chlorophyll a good idea again?
Chlorophyll is a green pigment found in plants. It is often described as the ‘green blood of plants’ due to the fact that it is very similar in chemical structure to the Haemoglobin that is found in human blood. Flashing back to science class, photosynthesis allows plants to absorb energy from light by converting the sun’s rays into chemical energy. When we consume these foods, we gain the chemical energy that they have stored.
"When chlorophyll is consumed, there becomes an
abundance of oxygen and a healthy flow of blood in the body,
ridding of harmful impurities and toxins"
Detoxification of the body
Chlorophyll also has purifying qualities, which help in the detoxification of the body. Chlorophyll forms complexes with the mutagens and has the ability to bind and flush out the toxic chemicals and heavy metals such as mercury from the body. When chlorophyll is consumed, there becomes an abundance of oxygen and a healthy flow of blood in the body, ridding of harmful impurities and toxins. This in turn cleanses one of the body’s largest and most vital organs, the liver, as well as eliminating pesticides and drug deposits from the body. See, mum was right, eat those greens!
These are just a few good reasons why Dr. Laubscher included just enough of this special nutrient-rich ingredient in THE SUPER ELIXIR Alkalising Greens.