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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Constipation is a gastrointestinal issue for most diabetics. Causes: not enough water, low fiber foods, high meat intake, lack of exercise, stress, nerve damage, thyroid issues, improper food and improper fluid intake& even medication. Drink lots of water, up your fiber intake to 50MG, eat lots of fruits and veggies a & avoid red meat, dairy, refined oils, refined flour, processed foods, refined sugars, white rice, white bread,ice-creams, pasta, macaroni, biscuits, tortillas,
The relation between blood sugar and bowel congestion is being studied by the medical experts.Dehydration is one of the causes of constipation.
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