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For Weight Loss, Eat Barley in the Morning (A Little-Known Barley Nutrition Fact)

Check out this barley nutrition fact: I just found out that barley is great for fat loss. Especially when eaten early in the day.

Here's why: The secret to barley is its fiber content.

Due to the high amount of soluable fiber in barley, it creates a very low blood sugar spike compared to other carbs and takes a long time to digest.

Large blood sugar spikes lead to increased fat storage through the activity of insulin, a naturally occuring hormone. Barley provides you some protection against this.

From what I have been reading, barley eaten at breakfast is still being digested during lunch (44%) and even as late as dinner (14%).

That means barley eaten early helps protect you from excessive fat storage during much of the day.

Eat barley in the morning to lose weight
Barley is a low-glycemic food

Experts say that to keep your blood sugar level, you should eat foods with a GI of less than 55.

The glycemic index (GI) of pearl barley is 25, making it a very low glycemic food. Cheerios, by comparison, has a GI of 74.

The article "A Grain of Truth" in Psychology Today magazine (Jan/Feb 2008 issue), had this to say about barley's health and weight-loss benefits:

Barley is consistently rated as one of the best whole grains for weight loss and blood-pressure control, as well as protection against type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and certain cancers.

Check out this easy "Barley Harvest" barley cereal recipe

Let's include barley in our morning meals!

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