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Barley to reduce cholesterol

Barley is a healthy grain that is rich in vitamins and minerals and high in fiber. Beta-glucan is soluble dietary fiber found in barley, can help lower LDL cholesterol. Beta-glucan reduces LDL cholesterol by trapping bile acids and limiting how much cholesterol the body absorbs during digestion. The body uses cholesterol to produce bile acids, replacing those that are trapped, which leads to an overall reduction in cholesterol levels.