Talbina – A Nutritious and Nutritious Porridge
Talbina is a soothing and nutritious porridge that is prepared by slow cooking barley grains (or barley flour) with milk and sweetening it with dates or honey. It is an excellent source of soluble fiber that helps to lower blood sugar levels and insulin, and it is also rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It can be eaten at any time of the day and is particularly useful in reducing the symptoms of diabetes and high cholesterol.
According to Ibn al-Qayyim, a scholar of the Sunnah, talbina is a broth made from ground barley, cooked with milk and honey. It warms the body, soothes the stomach and alleviates depression. It was recommended by the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) for those who are sick and sad. It is also said to be effective in treating indigestion and maintaining bowel regularity.
It contains complex carbohydrates, dietary fibre, protein, vitamin B6, vitamin E, magnesium, selenium and antioxidants that support normal mental health. It also acts as a natural diuretic, thereby helping to reduce water retention and fluid accumulation.
However, it is important to note that talbina can be high in calories and should be consumed in moderation by individuals who are watching their weight or have specific dietary requirements. It is also essential to consult with a qualified healthcare professional or registered dietitian for personalized advice before making any significant changes to diet. Also, if you have any sensitivity to dairy products, this is not an appropriate substitute.