Barley is a nutritious grain that is rich in fiber and contains high amounts of vitamins and minerals like molybdenum, manganese and selenium.
People who are not used to eating protein may also experience bloating when they eat barley. Also, like wheat, barley is also a source of gluten. This may cause problems for people who are intolerant to gluten.
Refined barley, like pearl or scotch barley, may be tolerated better. Barley can also be replaced with other grains or pseudocereals like oats, brown rice, quinoa or buckwheat.
Rye is a cereal grain that is related to wheat. It is also nutritious and an excellent source of fiber, manganese, phosphorus, copper and B-vitamins.
Rye also contains gluten, a protein that many people are sensitive or intolerant to. Because of its high fiber and gluten content, rye may be a major cause of bloating in sensitive individuals.
Other grains or pseudocereals, including oats, brown rice, buckwheat or quinoa.