There are already so many healthy vegetables being sold in regular supermarkets and many people don't take full advantage of them. But certain food items like cabbage or Brussells Sprouts are not very glamorous because they are not marketed as super healing foods.
As far as using Barley Grass as a meal replacement, I don't think that's a good idea. Where's the protein? Where's the nutritional balance?
I occasionally use Barley in my cooking when I make soups but it's not Barley grass. Then I also include vegetables like Bok Choy, cabbage, Brussells Sprouts, Italian squash, broccoli, garlic, onion and beans or lentils. I would suggest taking advantage of all these common items first before looking for something else that supermarkets don't usually carry.
Anyway, if you're on a diet, what you need is a ton of fiber. And all the items I mentioned above are loaded with fiber, especially the beans and lentils. Good luck.
Last edited by JohnR41; 12-17-2008 at 10:41 AM.
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