Barley love is not all, however, you cannot deny the fact that pearl barley and food from it have many useful properties. There is even barley diet. which is used not only for weight loss but for cleansing the body.

Barley is a cereal from whole grain barley that have passed the initial run-in which is preserved part of the grain shell. Pearl barley contains vitamins (A, B, D, E), micro - and macroelements (calcium, iron, phosphorus, iodine, copper), amino acid lysine and other nutrients. Also barley contains high amount of fiber. stimulating the work of the intestine.

Barley diet refers to the mono-diet low calorie. It is quite hard, so it is impossible to sit longer than 5 days. Usually, this diet is used if you need to quickly throw 4-5 extra pounds. The first days of the diet are likely to be most difficult because of the strong sense of hunger. Before you sit on the barley diet, must consult a doctor. if you have any health problems, a hard pearl diet can aggravate them.

Menu pearl barley diet is quite simple, it is based on barley porridge. Given that pearl barley is brewed for a long time, it should be soaked in water in the evening (approximately 1 liter of water per 200 g of cereals). When cooking, the pearl barley grows very much in volume, about five times, so do not soak too much cereal. If you forgot to soak, you can pour a few cups of boiling water a couple of hours before cooking porridge in the same ratio.

In the morning drain the groats and cook loose barley porridge on the water without salt. pour cereal with water, bring to a boil, cook for about 30 minutes and then carefully wrap. Divide porridge for 3-4 portions you will need to eat during the day without seasoning and oil. The size of the portions is not limited.

During the diet you need to drink 1.5-2 liters of fluid a day, preferably normal or non-carbonated (or laboratorian) mineral water, green tea or herbal teas. Sugar in tea and herbal teas add not. At night you can drink a glass of low-fat yogurt. As you can see, vegetable diet can be called budget. barley is cheap enough, and besides it and the water no other products in menu are not included (except yogurt, but it is not mandatory).

Per day diet you will lose around 1 kg of weight. Please note that in the first days of the diet, weight loss will be due to cleansing the digestive tract and removing excess fluid from the body, and only then will the actual burning of fat begin. Therefore, it is very important to sit on the diet until the end: the kilograms lost in the early days will quickly return.

The diet should be gradual, since a sudden return to a normal diet after a hard mono would be for the body a big shock. Preferably even after the diet to keep barley porridge in your diet  and eat it at least once a day. Repeat the diet can not be earlier than a month and a half.

Barley if such diet seems too hard, we can offer lightweight option menu. The diet lasts for 7 days, you can lose 3-5 kg weight. Breakfast barley porridge with the addition of green Apple, grated with the peel, or prunes, soaked in water and chopped. For lunch — again, barley porridge, which can be supplemented with vegetable salad and a thin slice of boiled lean meat. For dinner — 100 g low-fat cottage cheese (can be sweetened with 1 tsp honey) and a Cup of yogurt or plain yogurt with a minimum fat content. Drinks permitted unsweetened green tea and mineral water without gas.

Finally, the barley diet "light". This version of the diet no clear-cut menu, you can make it yourself. The main requirement - that the basis of the ration must necessarily consist of pearl barley. Under the ban is fatty food and sugar, but it is allowed to add natural spices to the cereal. You can supplement the porridge with any products (except prohibited). Try to make your dinner as light as possible.

Diet barley porridge is quite effective. but with it you need to be very careful, because, like any mono-diet, it is not easily transferred and can harm your health if you treat it negligently.