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What are the nutritional benefits of barley?

A brief history of barley Barley has been harvested by humans for thousands of years with some experts barleydating its first cultivation as early as 7000 B.C. There were similar finds made in Asia Minor, Palestine and Mesopotamia, and evidence seems to suggest that it was the preferred grain in these regions. Egyptians, Sumerians and Babylonians all used barley as a form of sustenance, in fact Sumerians and Babylonians used it as a form of money. Perhaps the most famous use for barley in history is its role in Ancient Rome. roman soldier marchingGladiators in the arenas of Rome used barley as a nutritional source of strength and stamina. They were so well known for it that they were nicknamed ‘horidearii’ which translates to ‘barley men’. It was this use of barley that allowed the Roman army to march across much of Europe and the Middle East. They found the grain easy to grow and harvest and it offered them a perfect mixture of protein and nutrients. This allowed them to trek long distances and spread their empire over thousands of miles. Pre-Sprouted Barley Nutrition… Using a unique, patented process (Aktivated Barley®), all the nutrients and enzymes present in barley are captured at the barley grain’s most active point; just before sprouting and while there is no exact count of all the nutrients in barley, it is known that there are at least 14 vitamins, 12 minerals, 3 essential fatty acids, all 8 essential amino acids and many trace minerals so it packs a fairly hefty punch. . Barley also contains a high-profile enzyme called Super Oxide Dismutase. It is a scavenger enzyme that find free radicals and destroys them. It converts a harmful substance called superoxide and turns it into water and oxygen, rendering it harmless. amino acids diagram The high protein content in pre-sprouted barley is key. Protein is made up of amino acids of which 20 are ‘standard’ amino acids which the body can make itself, and 8 are essential and the body cannot make these itself, though as the name suggests, they are essential to overall health and function of the body. Pre-sprouted barley contains all 8 essential amino acids in the ratios they are needed in o make the complete protein mentioned earlier, Three stages One of the key observations about pre-sprouted barley was its ability to boost the metabolism within a very short period of ingesting it. This seemed to stand in direct contradiction to the fact that its complex carbohydrate content offered a gradual, sustained support to energy levels. Later analysis revealed such a Vitamin B1 intake geared towards activityvolume of nutrients combined with the pre-sprouted barley’s enzyme content and amino acids, it became  clear that there was a three stage progression of the grain’s nutrition within the body. 1) The initial uptake and subsequent intercellular exchange that immediately permeates the body; because of extremely high bioavailability of many of the nutrients and the trace enzymes within the pre-sprouted barley that assist oxygen, there is a fast-paced catabolism resulting in a rise in the metabolic rate. 2).  The amino absorption whose distribution is helped by two factors. Vital for the generation of cellular energy, the amino acids in pre-sprouted barley enjoy and easier assimilation because of its mineral content and fatty acids. 3). The soluble fibre in the pre-sprouted barley after ingestion turns into a gelatinous medium. This medium then envelopes the remaining, unassimilated nutrients as well as the complex carbohydrates. The slow release aspect of the gel combines with the gradual release of the complex carbohydrates to give a steady, sustained release of energy.  Vitamins, minerals etc. The vitamin content of pre-sprouted barley is vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folic acid and vitamin E. Minerals include foodpotassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, and manganese. Pre-sprouted barley also yields the essential fatty acids linoleic acid (omega 6), linolenic acid (omega 3) as well as lauric acid, stearic acid and oleic acid all in addition to the large representation of amino acids in pre-sprouted barley. In addition to pre-sprouted barley’s enzyme content enabling easier assimilation, its alkaline effect on the intestinal tract creates a better digestive environment for the body generally and may help ease some of the conditions associated witEF spillh excess acidity. The stone-ground grain of pre-sprouted barley has an added attraction – its taste. Unlike many plant-derived compounds, pre-sprouted barley mixes well with liquid and tastes pleasant even without the added flavour of fruit juice or milk. The ease of ingestion of pre-sprouted barley coupled with its palatability, make for a medium that offers new dietary possibilities and one that furnishes a nutritional foundation for general health and recovery. The gelatinous format that pre-sprouted barley means in plain terms, there is a biochemical ‘buffer’ inherent in this cereal medium that can ease the transition and essential-food-200g USE MEbioavailability of other nutritional compounds that may be combined with in other formats. Pre-sprouted barley is, unequivocally, a major breakthrough in dietary formats. Pre-sprouted Aktivated Barley® is the principle ingredient in the multi award-winning EssentialFood £14.95 for 200g, which is available at www.gandgvitamins.com, telephone. 01342 312 811. Makes an excellent breakfast blended with Apple and Mango Juice (my favourite) – yummy.  Or with a fruit and vegetable smoothie….whatever you prefer. Enjoy the rest of your day 🙂 Nancy                                                                                                                               Natural Health Blogger

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It’s gonna be a busy one…..

Factory Shop

Here is Clare, our receptionist ready to greet you.

G&G Vitamins have a spectacular bonanza going on this week at their Vitamin Centre and Factory shops….for one weekend only. You can Buy one EssentialFood, and get one FREE; and that is not all, you also get a goodie bag with another FREE 200g EssentialFood and a £10 voucher off your next purchase when you spend £50 or more.  Make any purchase and get a FREE goodie bag with a 200g EssentialFood. Customers can come in and have a taste of the EssentialFood, and enjoy a coffee or tea whilst browsing….

It’s gonna be a busy one…..

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It’s That Time of Year Again….

SAMSUNG CSC‘The Biggest Ever Coffee morning’ for the Macmillan Cancer Support is this Friday, 26th September 2014.

G&G Vitamins is once again hosting a Coffee Afternoon for it’s staff and customers as well as local businesses.  The Mayor of East Grinstead Cllr Nick Hodges is attending.

Come along for coffee,  cupcakes and a chat…. All donations to Macmillan Cancer Support.

The event begins at 2pm until 4pm. Macmillan bunting 001

Everyone is welcome at G&G – Imberhorne Way, East Grinstead.  Tel: Nancy on 01342 311 401 or email: ngrier@gandgvitamins.com for more information.

Macmillan raffle tickets for sale – winning prize – a car! 

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Team Seasiders ‘Race the Sun 2014’…. and live to tell the tale….

TriathlonRace the Sun is a hugely popular team challenge set in the stunning Lake District. Teams of four are challenged to cycle 50 miles, climb Hellvellyn and canoe Lake Thirlmere. Starting at sunrise and finishing by sunset – Racing the Sun!

All funds raised by the challenge will support the work of Action Medical Research and will make a huge difference to the research the charity is able to fund offering hope to the many thousands of families across the UK who are dealing with the trauma of a baby born too early, striving to support a child affected by disability, or facing the challenge of caring for a child with a rare and devastating disease for which there is no cure.

This year the Seasiders’ armed with G&G’s organic EssentialFood, Elete Electrolyte Add-In and Cal-M, took only 8hrs 43minutes to complete the entire event finishing in 4th place overall, a fantastic result considering they started in 74th position from 85 teams!

Whilst the weather was good on the day, the rain fall over the preceding week, made the off-road section treacherous and a dangerous decent, plus strong winds (60mph) up on Hellvellyn proved something of a challenge

As one of the 11 teams of ‘Golden Oldies’ (all team members collective age 180 years+), The Seasiders’ only missed out on winning the entire event by a short margin, and did win the ‘Golden Oldies’ Award only 12 minutes behind the younger team that won the race – though the youngsters had a 10 minute start on The Seasiders’ !

Nick said “I used the Elete in all drinks as I sweat a lot in exercise and I got cramp badly last year in the final leg, so this time all drinks were loaded with Elete and it worked a treat… I used one bottle of EssentialFood and Cal-M.  All nutrition [from G&G] worked well as I didn’t have to overload my system with too much sugary gels; only when I needed them. Thanks for the samples, they were really helpful.”

Meet Team Seasiders' Nick Regan, Mike Fix, Dan Brown and Steve Fix.

Meet Team Seasiders’ Nick Regan, Mike Fix, Dan Brown and Steve Fix.

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So Why Did It Win?

Organic EssentialFood – Platinum Award Winner – here’s why…JLG 2014 Winner Badge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Platinum Award Winner….

Vegan Platinum Award WINNER 2014

JLG 2014 Winner Badge‘G&G Vitamins’ Organic Essential Food’

“A great quality vegan food from a passionate company”

 

Janey Lee Grace Platinum Awards 2014

The results of the Janey Lee Grace Platinum Awards for 2014 were essential-food-200g USE MEannounced on Friday and G&G’s Organic EssentialFood was voted WINNER in the Vegan Platinum Award category.

‘This has been an amazing year for our EssentialFood’ say Nancy Grier, PR Manager for G&G Vitamins. ‘We are very proud of our product, and of this amazing award. Thank you to the judges who voted for EssentialFood, and also to Janey Lee Grace for this award.’

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What’s the Buzz…..

Sir Nicholas SoamesEast Grinstead Business Associations’ ‘Buzz Lunch’ was held at G&G Vitamins head office last week.  EGBA was started some years ago when  Sir Nicholas Soames approached owner of G&G, David Gaiman, to help him establish a business association in East Grinstead which of course they did; David funding the first year of the EGBA .  Roger Martell one of the earliest members, remembers well the first meetings being held in the G&G Boardroom.

It was a proud moment that G&G Vitamins hosted the EGBA Buzz Lunch onSAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSCthis occasion. Myles McEntyre, CEO of G&G gave a talk and took questions on G&G and our manufacturing operation here at Imberhorne Way.  The members were then given a tour around the factory and warehouse.  Each member of the SAMSUNG CSCSAMSUNG CSCassociation gave a 60 second briefing on their company. Lunch was enjoyed by everyone.

The membership has grown steadily throughout the years and continues to grow.  Meetings are held twice each month.  If you are a business in East Grinstead or surrounding area, join the EGBA and meet other business people in your area for social and networking opportunities.

SAMSUNG CSCJoin the EGBA, Caroll Everest pictured here, will be happy to help.

 

 

 

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