High cholesterol. Research shows that taking barley reduces total cholesterol and “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. The benefit might depend on the amount taken. Taking 0.4, 3, or 6 grams of soluble fiber from barley daily reduces total cholesterol by 14%, 17%, and 20% respectively. LDL is lowered by 17% to 24%. Barley also seems to lower another group of blood fats called triglycerides by 6% to 16% and increase “good” high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol by 9% to 18%.
Taking barley orally also seems to reduce blood pressure in people with high cholesterol.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now allows a health claim for food products containing barley. A food product containing 0.75 grams of soluble fiber from barley per serving can claim that, when used as part of a diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, the product may reduce the risk of heart disease.
Me itself taking this and found a huge difference in cholesterol numbers. For example if not take it I got 198 total cholesterol and after taking barley grass (just 500 mg daily) total cholesterol reduced to 166 without any kind of additional exercise or other diet change.
Barley grass have other uses too like clearing urinary tract problems, reducing blood PH etc. Only side effect is if you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity otherwise no issue taking it.
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