Talbina is a healthy drink made from barley (jau) flour, milk and natural honey. It has a smooth, creamy texture and mild flavours that are very similar to the Indian classic sweet dish, kheer. It has an immense fan following among Arabs who swear by it for curing depression and stress relief. It is also a great food for weight loss, keeping the body cool in summer, and maintaining heart health. The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) used to encourage his family and friends to eat Talbina.
Talbina helps reduce the symptoms of depression by improving mood regulation, and balancing neurotransmitter levels. It also reduces oxidative stress and promotes gut microbiome health by providing prebiotic fibres for beneficial bacteria. Research has shown that it helps lower cholesterol, prevents high blood pressure, and regulates the blood sugar levels. It can even be used as a natural alternative for antidepressant medications.
Talbina is a low-sugar food, which makes it the perfect choice for diabetic patients, who struggle with controlling their cravings. Its soluble fibres help prevent the body from absorbing sugar, and slow down the metabolism of carbohydrates, so you can control your weight and blood sugar levels naturally. It also has the ability to reduce belly fat, by breaking down fat cells and eliminating toxins from the body.