Barley asparagus green soup(Water retention reducing soup )

Ingredients:

1cup pearled Barley
1bunch asparagus
1bunch fresh corionder
1tbsp fennel seeds
1 cup hulled or pearled barley3 cups water
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
2 tbsps olive oil
6 cups veg stock or chicken stock or water

Freshly ground black pepper
Chopped fresh parsley
No salt

Method:

 Place hulled barley in a large pot with 3 cups water; use 2 cups for pearled barley,and bring to a boil. Cover, simmer until barley is soft, about 45 to 50 minutes for hulled barley, 20 for pearled barley. Remove from heat, drain excess water, and set aside. In a pot over medium heat, sauté the garlic and onion in oil until soft.Add stock. Fluff the barley and stir into the soup. Simmer for 5 minutes to heat through.Add asparagus and season to taste with pepper. Simmer 2 minutes longer and remove from heat. stir into soup along with the parsley, serve immediately.Helpful for reducing water retention, fluid accumulation and easing urinary difficulty.

Benefits of Barley:

Barley is a wonderfully versatile cereal grain with a rich nutlike flavor and an appealing chewy, pasta-like consistency. Its appearance resembles wheat berries, although it is slightly lighter in color.Protect against Colon Cancer,Aid in Weight Loss,Aid in Weight Loss,

Nutritional Values Barley, Pearled, Cooked:

Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 97
Fat: 1 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Carbohydrate: 22 g
Protein: 2 g
Dietary Fiber: 3 g
Sodium: 2 mg
Niacin: 2 mg
Iron: 1 mg
Manganese: 1 mg

Benefits of asparagus: 

asparagus are not only low in calories and high in folic acid, they are also a good source of potassium, fiber, thiamin, and vitamins A, B6, and C.In fact, a 5-ounce serving provides 60 percent of the RDA for folic acid, an important nutrient especially forpregnant women or those looking to start families.Asparagus contain inulin, a unique carbohydrate which passes through the body undigested until it reaches the large intestine. Once there, it helps the body absorb nutrients and can decrease an individual’s risk for colon cancer. It also suppresses appetite and this is why asparagus are often included in w eight loss diets.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 1
Calories 27
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 0.16g0%
Saturated Fat 0.062g0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.118g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 271mg
Total Carbohydrate 5.2g2%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g11%
Sugars 2.52g
Protein 2.95g
Vitamin A 20%Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 3%Iron 16%
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