Beer lovers rejoice – barley, which most beer is made from, has many positive health benefits (as long as you drink in moderation). But aside from beer, barley is called the “King of Cereals” and is popular in soups, salads, stews and even curries, notes StyleCraze.com.
Barley can apparently benefit everything from your skin and hair to your unborn child and your overall health, so let’s take a closer look at 13 ways barley goes with the grain of a positive diet…
1. Taking Off Some Pressure
The same source explains that “regular consumption” of barley can help stabilize your blood pressure, while lowering blood cholesterol levels that can contribute to cardiovascular diseases.
It points to a 2006 study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association that claims whole grains, “high in either soluble or insoluble fiber,” can help you maintain a healthy weight.