According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, more than 1 in 2 adults and nearly 1 in 6 children are overweight or obese in countries surveyed by the OECD. There’s an unfortunate increase in obesity across most countries, but the United States continues to be the least health-conscious. A recent study by the OECD found the U.S. to have the greatest amount of obese adults, making up 38.2 percent of the population aged 15 and older.
But what makes the U.S. so out of touch with health? Not only are the average portion sizes out of control, but also, most of what Americans eat consists of over-processed, cooked foods. Following a raw, plant-based diet is one of the most beneficial moves you can make to promote healthy aging. Organic foods in their raw, uncooked form offer the most valuable nutrients available to man. Live foods, such as a raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and organic whole grains include an abundance of live enzymes, antioxidants and other nutrients and retain said offerings until they are digested into your system. That means you’re getting the most of what these live foods include instead of only a small percentage that a cooked product would provide.
Barley grass, for example, is naturally abundant in various nutrients that support the immune system and impact overall health and well-being.In this article, we’ll dive into some of the benefits of barley grass juice (barley greens) and how harvesting them and turning them into a