Courses and courses of history, but also of cooking. In recent years, thanks also to scientific advances, we are literally rediscovering some historical foods. Historical, in the sense that they were part of the daily diet of the Greeks and Romans. Or, even Jews and Egyptians. We have seen how farro has successfully returned to our tables in recent years. Spelled which was the basis of the diet of the famous Roman legionaries who conquered the world. And, by the way, not only minestrone and salad to purify the body but also this ancient cereal that we could also take with a regenerating coffee.
Diuretic and purifying but also energetic
It is difficult to find foods capable of being precious jokers for health like barley. Very rich in minerals, proteins, vitamins and fibers, it would be able to:
- activate the metabolism.
There would be no particular contraindications in the intake of barley. Except, as experts and nutritionists remember, for those suffering from celiac disease. In fact, barley has a gluten content. We should not overdo it in its consumption, because it could cause meteorism and flatulence. Simply put, it would favor farts. A vulgar term that gives an idea of the purifying potential of this cereal.
Not only minestrone and salad to purify the body but also this ancient cereal that we could also take with a regenerating coffee
When we are at the bar, we often hear the order of the famous barley coffee. Children like it too, because it reminds them of milk and those powders they used to take with biscuits in milk as children. Barley coffee is now no longer a rarity but a habit. It is a way like many to take this beneficial substance. Often colitis sufferers shouldn’t drink coffee or overdo it. With barley this does not happen.
In this regard, there are also those who mistakenly claim that barley coffee would make you fat. But, experts assure you that this would not be the case. A classic cup of barley coffee would contain just over 20 calories per 100 grams of product.
A perfect drink for cold winter evenings
If we want to prepare a nice herbal tea to defeat the cold, barley can be combined with cinnamon and orange peel.
By heating a cup of water with orange peel and a sprinkling of cinnamon, we would already have a vitamin and digestive herbal tea. We add 2/3 teaspoons of soluble barley and our herbal tea will be a real ally of evening digestion.
Here is the perfect opportunity to be able to fill up on omega 3 and antioxidants with this unusual but delicious winter salad