Reduced blood sugar levels and in turn, the risk of diabetes, experts say
Cereal also reduces a person's appetite and risk of cardiovascular disease
Special mix of dietary fibers stimulates growth of 'good' bacteria in the gut, which regulates metabolism and appetite
Fibers also promote the release of vital hormones, that reduces low-grade inflammation protecting against diabetes and heart disease
Add barley kernels to salads, soups, stews and as replacement for rice
Barley could be the key to losing weight and warding off heart disease and diabetes, experts have revealed.
The grain has been found to rapidly improve people's health, by reducing blood sugar levels and, in turn, the risk of diabetes.
Scientists at Lund University in Sweden said the secret lies in the special mix of dietary fibers found in barley.
Furthermore, the cereal, they said, helps to reduce a person's appetite and their risk of cardiovascular disease.