Healthy Barley Waffles

Understanding the science behind the barley health claim

By Sarah Weigum It’s no secret that low cholesterol and a healthy heart are part of overall wellness and recent research has unveiled barley as a food that can contribute to your picture of health. A soluble fibre within barley, beta-glucan, which is present at high levels in the grain, ...

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Barley sushi

Functional foods improve health and help cooks

By Sarah Weigum In Dr. Nancy Ames’ lab, subjects are undergoing some tasty testing. People sample barley tortillas, then Ames, a research scientist for Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada, measures the change in their blood sugar to see if there is a spike after consuming the snack. “People ...

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Nutrition Label

Three tips to reading nutrition labels

March is nutrition month and an ideal time to learn how you can make healthier choices at the grocery store. One of the best ways to make informed food decisions is to use nutrition labelling to your advantage. Registered dietitian and author of Solutions for Health, Phyllis Reid–Jarvis, breaks ...

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