I’ve been reading the article on barley on Wikipedia starting in the Food subtopic:
The Preparation section describes the various preparation types:
dehulled barley (or pot barley or scotch barley)
The Health implications section says:
Eating whole-grain barley, as well as other grains with lots of fiber, improves regulation of blood sugar (i.e., reduces blood glucose response to a meal). Consuming breakfast cereals containing barley over weeks to months also improved cholesterol levels and glucose regulation.
Based on this information, I’m considering adding dehulled barley to my diet. Even though it’s high in carbohydrates, it seems like it would facilitate the management of my blood sugar. I did a forum search for barley here and there was only one topic that seemed to discuss barley as it’s primary topic and the comments there were all pretty much negative about it (although many of those comments were based on its unsuitability for those with celiac disease which I don’t have).
So I’m wondering if there are others who might have experimented with barley as part of their diet and what their experiences were… was it helpful in helping you manage your blood sugar?
The other questions I have are where the heck do you get dehulled barley (I looked online and Quaker sells barley varieties but they seem to be all pearled) and how do you prepare it? I do love beef barley soup but I’m not gonna have it every day. Any suggestions?