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Healthy Bites > Betaglucare

1) What is cholesterol?
A natural waxy fatty-like substance found in all body cells produced by the liver and found in foods you eat. There are 2 types of cholesterol:
LDL (low density lipoproteins) which are the 'bad' cholesterol
HDL (high density lipoproteins) which are the 'good' cholesterol
A healthy level of both types are important for heart health.
2) What are beta-glucans and how can it help?
A type of soluble fibre found in cereal grains such as oats which are rich in beta-glucans and 3 grams of beta-glucans a day reduces cholesterol which are beneficial for your heart.
3) What is Betaglucare?
Oat-based soluble fibre rich in beta-glucans and each 25g sachet contains 3g of beta-glucans which is the required daily amount to reduce cholesterol. It has a crispy texture and mild oat flavour
ideally suited as an additive to breakfast cereal, muesli, or yoghurt – or simply eat on its own
Each pack contains 28 portion sachets (4 weeks supply). Betaglucare is a Pharmacy only product
4) How does Betaglucare work and how it is different to other beta-glucans?
It dissolves and forms a gel in the stomach by binding to the bile acids in the small intestine and exits naturally rather than being reabsorbed as it normally would. So the liver would then be forced to produce new bile acids from cholesterol in the bloodstream leading to lower cholesterol levels.
Its different to other beta-glucans as its made from a high quality Nordic oats and are highly concentrated in beta-glucans as it contains up to three and a half times more beta-glucans than an average serving of breakfast oats. It also contains 50% less starch. It also has a low glycemic index (GI) for stable blood sugar levels and high fibre content for gut health.
5) Who is suitable for Betaglucare?
People taking cholesterol lowering medicine or are interested in lowering their cholesterol in a healthy way or are looking to improve their gut health and regularity or those who need to be conscious of their blood glucose levels (e.g. diabetes).

November 29, 2013 | Registered CommenterMaryan Raffaello