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Barley and its Benefits

Posted May 26, 2013

Many of us have never eaten barley as an edible grain and know it only as a key ingredient used in making malt beer and grown extensively as food for animals. Barley is an ancient grain and belongs to the grass family called Gramineae. It was used as an important bread food during the 16th century by the Egyptians, Greek and Chinese.

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Consuming Barley Kernels Curbs Appetite and Reduces Risk of Type-2 Diabetes

Posted April 19, 2013

Consuming boiled barley kernels may increase satiety levels and reduce subsequent energy intakes, according to a Swedish study published in the Nutrition Journal.

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CSIRO Develops Barley Variety High in Fructans

Posted April 14, 2013

The culmination of five years of work by Australian researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency, has resulted in the development of a barley variety high in fructans. The CSIRO developed high fructan barley provides food producers the opportunity to deliver wholegrain food with greater potential health benefits provided by one natural ingredient.

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Barley extracts show weight management potential: Human data

Posted April 13, 2013

Adding boiled barley kernels to the diet may increase levels of hormones linked to satiety and reduce subsequent energy intakes, says a new study from Sweden.

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Move over wine: Beer can be good for heart health too

Posted April 30, 2012

Meta-analysis shows beer has cardiovascular benefits like wine
Wine is known to be good for heart health, but for people who enjoy a cold glass of brewed hops, heres some good news: A new study shows beer can also be good for the heart.

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