Saturday, April 25, 2009

Whole Grain...MMM!

Barley and oats are great whole grains that are often overlooked. Barley packs more than 13 grams of fiber in a single cup, helps stabilize blood sugar, and is a great source of selenium, which is an essential mineral that helps the thyroid gland function properly. It's also rich in magnesium, which helps lower triglycerides and dangerous blood lipids in people with diabetes. Oats lower cholesterol and blood sugar and increase immune-system function. Add more of these great grains into your meals — barley is tasty in soups and oatmeal is a perfect healthy breakfast.

No comments: