How does Barley work?

The fiber in barley might lower cholesterol and blood pressure in people with high cholesterol. Barley may also reduce blood sugar and insulin levels. Barley seems to slow stomach emptying. This could help keep blood sugar stable and create a sensation of being full, which might suppress appetite.

Are there safety concerns?

Barley is safe for most people. Barley flour can sometimes cause asthma.

Pregnant women should not consume barley sprouts.

Do not use barley if:
  • You have celiac disease or are sensitive to gluten.
  • You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks.

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