Purium’s Activated Barley™ is a unique, complex carbohydrate from pre-sprouted grain that is digested slowly, providing energy and endurance for hours. It is a great source of immune-enhancing beta-glucan and has extremely low gluten content. It makes a great addition to any green drink.
- May support healthy immune function
- Can help increase endurance and stamina
- Is great when taken prior to exercise or activity
- Can help promote healthy cholesterol levels and cardiovascular function
- Contains only slow-burning carbohydrates that deliver energy for 2-3 hours
Servings per container: 28
Instructions: Mix one rounded tbsp. (10g) with 6-8 oz of your favorite juice, milk, smoothie, or green drink. Shake or mix well, and enjoy.
Ingredients: Activated Barley powder
Activated Barley is a trademark of Nutritional Technologies International.
Activated barley is an energizing grain that provided ancient Roman soldiers the stamina to move at five miles per hour on foot carrying 40 kilo packs on their backs. These were the fastest moving foot soldiers the world has ever seen before or since, and they moved on half a cup of barley per man (Keep in mind that this was grain barley, not even pre-sprouted!). This super-active form of grain milk was used by ancient Greeks and Romans to help infants survive when their mothers died in childbirth. They prepared the grain by soaking it for 24 hours, mashing it into gruel, then boiling it for 40 minutes to just barely initiate the sprouting process. They would then squeeze the hot, mashed mixture through cloth, saving the liquid with all of the nutrients intact, and discarding only the hard outer casings of the barley. Cooled, this was a replacement for mothers’ milk that was so effective it was soon passed on throughout the ancient world, as were so many of the technological and medical breakthroughs of the Greeks and Romans.
This ancient formula was revived by the United Nations years ago when relief workers were seeking to thwart malnutrition and starvation in developing nations. The UN widely distributed handbooks with the very ancient method for preparing what came to be known as “barley milk” or “activated barley.” As part of a comprehensive weight loss program, activated barley helps you maintain healthy metabolic function, feel energetic and clear headed.
Diet Should Be Long Term for Long Term Results
A short term ‘diet’ of any kind will have short term results if sensible lifestyle choices are not maintained over the long term. If you lose 10 lbs on a diet of meal replacements and veggies but go back to your old high fat, high starch eating pattern afterwards, the lost weight will most certainly return. On the other hand, high quality, nutrient dense meal replacement powders and shakes can be a key component of a long term weight loss and ongoing weight management regime. The benefits include more sensible eating, less fat storage, more energy and better success achieving and maintaining optimal body weight
The Key Elements to Maintaining Optimal Weight
The key elements to maintaining optimal weight and keeping fit are to eat sensibly and to exercise regularly. With the surplus of high calorie/low nutrient foods available compounded with an increase in sedentary jobs, more and more people are finding it a challenge to keep pounds off. Eating sensibly means eating fewer refined carbohydrates, eating 5 to 6 small meals a day (to avoid blood sugar spikes and dips), by increasing the amount of protein eaten each day and by emphasizing high fiber, low glycemic foods. Exercising regularly should be at least 30 minutes per day and should be at least 5 days a week. Optimally, it would include both strength training and cardiovascular training.
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I also recommend that any weight loss meal replacement be taken in conjunction with a good multi-vitamin and mineral formula, which ensures that the body receives optimum nutrition while reducing caloric intake. Putting an end to the stress, moodiness, depression, low energy and “foggy brain” often associated with dieting. Furthermore, certain food cravings, especially for salt or sugar, are essentially the body’s way of expressing that it is undernourished. Given a well nourished body from a sound diet AND high potency supplements, many of these food cravings simply disappear.
Any successful weight loss program will include ongoing lifestyle choices such as healthy eating habits and exercise. Add to that the nutritional support of a high potency multi-vitamin and a nutritious meal replacement with activated barley as an active ingredient, and you’ll have a sustainable, long term weight management, not just a short term diet. The is a secret fitness model that allows you to lose fat without the cravings and the up and down emotions so common in most diet and fat loss programs.