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, ...Read More >
The Barley Balance – Fibre Part Two: What is the soluble fibre beta-glucan and why is it important for heart health?
As it was discussed in Fiber Part One, barley is a rich source of both soluble and insoluble fibre. It has a large amount of the viscous, soluble fibre, beta-glucans. The daily consumption of beta-glucans has shown to decrease total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which are both ...Read More >
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 ...Read More >
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 ...Read More >
Fibre has long been associated with health and continues to be a trendy topic among researchers, health professionals and consumers. There is always the question—how much of it and what type of fibre is necessary for overall health? The current Canadian recommendations identify about 38 grams ...Read More >