Barley: Barley is a grain with a number f fantastic medicinal properties. Thanks to its high fiber content, it is great for improving digestion and lowering cholesterol, while its low glycemic index is one of a number of its properties that helps to improve blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of diabetes. I tis also versatile and can be served instead of rice, added to casseroles, or used in baking.
Chickpeas: Bone health, beyond their fiber content, chickpeas may also be good for bone health. They are rich in manganese, which helps build bones and is necessary for healthy bone structure, and calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium, which are vital bone-healthy minerals. The fiber in chickpeas has been shown to help reduce levels of "unhealthy" (LDL) cholesterol and help regulate appetite and reduce food cravings.
Lentils: Lentils of all types are extremely high in molybdenum and iron, making them an excellent food for helping to oxygenate the blood and aid the release of cellular energy. The insoluble fiber they contain also helps keep cholesterol at healthy levels. Lentils are also rich in vItamin B, (thiamine), which helps to regulate the nervous system and maintain steady heartbeat.
Sorghum: Sorghum's health benefits include more antioxidants then blueberries, high protein and fiber, and no gluten- which makes it a perfect dietary grain for those with celiac disease.Sorghum has high nutritional value, with high levels of unsaturated fats, protein, fiber, and minerals like phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and iron. It also has more antioxidants than blueberries and pomegranates.