Updated: Aug 24
Learn about the many health benefits and how to prepare this caffeine-free beverage, a tasty alternative to traditional coffee.
Here we are again to explore the "Italian coffee"! Today we see a substitute for coffee that is consumed by many both in bars and at home: barley coffee.
An Italian invention which, like many others, is spread all over the world.
It’s a drink that is obtained from the roasting, grinding and infusion in water of the millenary cereal that is barley.
Barley is caffeine free and is therefore an excellent substitute for coffee, especially before going to sleep if you want to avoid staying awake all night!
Without caffeine, with many beneficial properties, after all, if man has always used this cereal there will be reasons!
I'll list a few:
It's a powerful anti-inflammatory
Decreases abdominal swelling
It helps the digestion process by stimulating gastric juices
It helps to regulate intestinal transit
Contains phosphorus so it's good for bones and teeth (it doesn't stain your smile)
Helps lower blood sugar levels, great for diabetes sufferers
It has distensive effects both physically and mentally
It is rich in vitamins, mineral salts and antioxidants
Strengthens nails and hair
HOW IS IT PREPARED?
Ground barley is used like coffee, so it can be made with mocha like a normal coffee. Or you can find pods and capsules for home espresso machines for sale.
Did you know all the benefits of barley? Now you know that there is a valid alternative to coffee!
If you are looking for a more healthy breakfast, or just something without caffeine, give a shot to barley!