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Staying hydrated is important all year round, but especially during these hot summer days.  Conventional wisdom prescribes drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day.  But that’s not the only solution.  Remember to include high water-content fruits and vegetables too.  Choose fruits like watermelon, cantaloupe and strawberries.  Vegetables with high water content include cucumbers, celery, radishes, iceberg lettuce and bell peppers


Barley basics: finding, storing & cooking

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Get your kids on the barley bandwagon

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Eat barley for heart health

Barley fights diabetes

Barley extracts show weight management potential

Fibrous barley and mushroom beta-glucans reduce glycemic response of extruded snacks


WMC short courses scheduled for 2014

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Barley bread has great potential but there are formulation challenges, say researchers

Barley bakery mix enables blood cholesterol health claim