Try Barley to Lower Cholesterol and Lose Weight

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Hi, I'm Dr. OZ here with a simple way to lower your cholesterol, eat more barley, it's rich in eBta-glucan, a soluble fiber shown to reduce cholesterol. And now, new research shows that this special fiber may help whittle your waist too. Barley actually has up to twice as much Beta-glucan as oats. And studies found that getting 3 to 5 grams of Beta-glucan everyday from Barley can lower harmful LVL cholesterol between 9 and 15% in people with high cholesterol, not too shabby, but the unexpected bonus in this study, that Beta-glucan also help decrease hunger. So people ate fewer calories overall. Researchers suspect that Beta-glucan and other barley fibers expanding your stomach, so you fill up faster and end up eating less.

Now working this grain into your day is a snap. Start with barley cereals for breakfast, for lunch, pass barley into soup, stew, or even salad, and use barley in place of rice at dinner. I'm Dr. Oz, for more ways to nourish your health, check out all of our smart tips.