Hulled Barley Fact Sheet

Get control of your eating habits and stop packing on pounds with this heart-friendly natural appetite suppressant.

Hulled Barley Fact Sheet

If your ravenous appetite is keeping you from shedding pounds and eating healthy, here's one creative solution you may not have heard of. Hulled barley, a minimally-processed whole grain that has had only the outermost inedible hull removed, is an all-natural appetite suppressant that can help curb cravings without leaving you wanting.

How Does It Work?

  • It fills you up. Hulled barley has the most fiber of any whole grain. The fiber in hulled barley expands in your stomach and is digested slowly, making you feel fuller for longer. Because the resistant starch and fiber are also are not fully digested, they can also help your stool pass more easily and may even have anti-diabetes and anti-obesity actions.
  • It stabilizes your blood sugar. Studies have shown that hulled barley can keep your post-meal blood sugar 20-30% lower than many other grains. These effects may last up to 10 hours and help reduce blood sugar swings that can trigger cravings.  

What Else Can Hulled Barley Do?

  • It can lower cholesterol. The fiber in hulled barley is high in beta glucan, which can help lower cholesterol. One small study showed that people with high cholesterol who added barley to their diets experienced increases in the heart-healthy types of cholesterol and decreases in dangerous types of cholesterol.
  • It can lower heart disease risk. A study of nearly 10,000 Americans found that those who ate the most fiber had 12% lower rates of coronary heart disease.
  • It can give you healthy doses of protein, iron and calcium.

What's the Best Way to Eat Hulled Barley?

Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.


Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

Keep Reading Show less