Healthy Food Brief: Barley
What is it?
Barley is a popular cereal grain, rich in fiber, selenium and tryptophan. It is used in cereals, and is an ingrediant in beer and other alchoholic beverages. Studies have recently indicated that eating barley can have a positive effect on bood sugar levels, lower cholesterol and help improve intestinal protection.
Barley is a key component in the making of beer and many breakfast cereals. It's a welcome addition to soups and stews, and sometimes used as a medicine to treat a variety of illnesses.
Where to find it:
Barley is easily found in a variety of forms at local supermarkets, as well as in the health food stores. Most whole grin breads include it as a main ingrediant.
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