From WebMD on AOL:
Dec. 28, 2005 -- Barley foods have gotten the FDA's approval to claim that they reduce the risk of heart disease.
Starting immediately, food manufacturers can use the claim for whole-grain barley and barley-containing foods that provide at least three-fourths of a gram of soluble fiber per serving.
Consumers can expect to see the health claim for whole barley and dry-milled barley products such as flakes, grits, flour, and barley meal, an FDA news release states.
I guess malt whisky and beer don't quite cut it....