Barley Loaf

Barley Loaf

As an alternative grain what can barley contribute to the diet?

Barley is a source of ß-glucans (beta glucans). ß-glucan is a soluble fiber that is found in plants . Research has shown that this appears to have positive effects as it lowers total cholesterol -total chloesterol is a measure of your good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol and other lipid components, LDL-cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) which can build up on the walls of your arteries and lead to disease and triglycerides -a type of fat found in the body which can raise risk of heart disease.

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