Try this nutty whole grain in place of rice with dinner, or simmer barley into soups and stews. The fiber in barley can help lower cholesterol levels and may lower blood sugar levels, too.
Tip: Hulled or “whole grain” barley is the most nutritious. Barley grits are toasted and ground — nice for cereal or as a side dish. Pearl barley is quick, but much of its fiber has been removed.