Barley Controls Blood Sugar Better
Dutch researchers used a crossover study with 10 healthy men to compare the eﬀects of cooked barley kernels and reﬁned wheat bread on blood sugar control. The men ate one or the other of these grains at dinner, then were given a high glycemic index breakfast (50g of glucose) the next morning for breakfast. When they had eaten the barley dinner, the men had 30% better insulin sensitivity the next morning after breakfast.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, January 2010; 91(1):90-7. Epub 2009 Nov 4.