The trick to beautiful rolled barley porridge is to soak it overnight and then cook it up in the morning; it is a little more fibrous than oats.
Benefits of Barley
- Blood Sugar Eating barley for breakfast can provide benefits to your blood sugar levels. Partially because of the eight kinds of essential amino acids that barley has, studies have found that regularly ingesting barley (the whole-grain kind) can actually control your blood sugar levels. Regularly eating barley can lessen the usual blood glucose reaction that people typically get after eating a meal. These blood sugar-reduction benefits were observed for up to 10 hours after each meal in people who regularly ate barley, and these observations were based on comparisons to other things such as whole-grain wheat or plain old white wheat. Another reason for this effect was thought to have been the colonic fermentation of carbs that were indigestible.
- Dietary fiber The content of dietary fiber in a moderate serving of barley, such as 100 grams, also constitutes another benefit of eating it for breakfast. The dietary fiber in barley packs quite a punch, as the above serving size would equal nearly 16 grams of fiber. Fiber is essential to basics that people take for granted, such as successful and effective bowel movements, and also helping you feel full longer, which goes a long way toward helping you manage your weight. Fiber absorbs water, but the insoluble kind of fiber is the one that really expands in your stomach, sticking around longer and contributing to feeling full for a longer period of time. When you feel full, you obviously don't eat as frequently as when you don't, so fiber also helps in weight control.
- Source of Zinc The final benefit of eating barley for breakfast is the amount of zinc you get by eating it. Zinc is a vital element that has advantageous effects on the human body. It's been proven as a healing element in that it contributes to speeding up healing after an injury. Additionally, it is seen as a source of antioxidant properties, which work to slow down the visible signs of aging on your skin as well as accelerated aging of your muscles.
1 out of 1 people would recommend this product21/03/2018, By Snowflake001Love this product! Tasty breakfast cooked together with GF oats, quinoa flour, milk, chia seeds & honey.
Also great added to soups.
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