The effect that barley has on diarrhea is rather impressive for two reasons. Firstly, barley is a solid grain, which has a significant amount of dietary fiber and can solidify your stool to prevent diarrhea, just like many other sources of dietary fiber. However, when you soak barley in water overnight, the water becomes thick and starchy. By drinking this water infused by barley, you can cut down the thin water in your stool, which is what leads to diarrhea. Thickening your stool with barley or barley water is very effective in diarrhea relief and prevention.
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Meenakshi Nagdeve, Co-Founder, Organic Facts is a health and wellness enthusiast and is responsible for managing it. She has completed the Nutrition And Healthy Living Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore and B. Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from IIT Bombay. Prior to this, she worked for a few years in IT and Financial services. An ardent follower of naturopathy, she believes in healing with foods. In her free time, she loves to travel and taste different types of teas.