This year turmeric is predicted to climb to the top of spice racks across Canada and USA. A relative of the ginger plant, turmeric has a distinct taste and gets its vibrant yellow colour from its active ingredient curcumin. Curcumin is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, ...Read More >
By Jane Dummer RD www.janedummer.com Who doesn’t enjoy summertime desserts with delicious seasonal berries? These simple desserts offer summer comfort with beautiful colours and tempting flavours. We know berries are full of health benefits. Along with barley, they are loaded with antioxidants, ...Read More >
By Jane Dummer RD May is national salad month! Getting the recommended seven to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day can be simple when you include salads. Eating a salad daily packed with antioxidants, fibre, vitamins, minerals and smart carbohydrates can have a positive impact on your ...Read More >
“Antioxidants” is one of the most popular nutrition buzzwords today. And for good reason: antioxidants combat oxidative stress, which is a factor in inflammation, aging and certain diseases including cancer. When you think of barley, do you think of antioxidants? You should—barley is an ...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 >