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If you never thought of chili as a "diet" food start now. Make your chili with ground turkey, Turkey is full of important nutrients and add your favorite veggies. Also pearl barley has less of an impact on blood sugar more than any other grain. Barley's fiber, protein & low glycemic index all help stave off the accumulation of visceral fat. Make some Barley Soup or as a side with Turkey meat or pork loin.
Consumption of natural resistant starch has been shown to result in decreased glycemic response in healthy individuals & diabetics. Resistant starch has an impact on weight loss, as it is a starch which goes undigested by the body. Foods with these starches are navy beans, oatmeal, lentils, pearl Barley, brown rice & yams. Resistant starches are natural fat-burners.
Great fiber with loads of minerals and vitamins. Pearl barley supplies18 grams of soluble fiber a day. It has both soluable and insouble fiber. arley has antioxidants & phytochemicals which can decrease risks for heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Soluable fiber can slow the absorbtion of sugar. Barley is a good carb! Add to soups as a side with veggies, apples & barley bake, barley stuffed tomatoes, etc. Use your imagination.
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