Barley Grain is from the same family as oats, wheat and quinoa. It is not as popular as the other grains, as many people aren't aware of all the health benefits barley has. You can use it as an alternative for rice, or try it in a soup!
Barley is one of the oldest consumed grains in the world. It was a staple grain for peasants during medieval times and is still widely used in some countries. One portion of cooked barley has fewer calories, but more fibre than quinoa, brown rice or wild rice.
Although Barley Grain may not be as popular as other grains like oats, wheat or quinoa, barley can have some impressive health benefits. It has a very high fibre content, vitamins and minerals and antioxidants.
BENEFITS MAY INCLUDE:
May help healthy digestion
High in vitamins and minerals
Can stabilise glucose metabolism
High in fibre, can keep you fuller for longer
May help with weight loss
Can assist to fight constipation and diarrhoea
May help regulate bowel movements
A diet that includes whole grains, such as barley has been shown to protect against various forms of cancer, including breast, colon, and prostate cancers. Whole grains contain compounds that have the ability to fight disease and killer cells.
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