Benefits of Oat Bran

1. Slows down the digestion rate of carbohydrates for a stable blood glucose level.

2. Interferes with cholesterol absorption to lower blood cholesterol level.

3. An excellent source of soluble fibre that helps relieve constipation.

 

The Effect of Oat Beta-Glucan Intake on Cholesterol Level

Clinical studies showed that the intake of 3g and 5g of beta-glucan daily for 5 weeks resulted in a significant reduction in Total and LDL cholesterol levels.

Reference: Ripsin et al, 1992 & European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) Article 14, 2010

 

 

International Health Claims for Oat beta-glucan

MOH (Malaysia’s Ministry of Health)
Beta-glucan from oats helps reduce cholesterol.

US FDA (US Food & Drug Administration)
Soluble fibre (beta-glucan) from oat bran, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.

EFSA (European Food Safety Authority)
Oat beta-glucan has been shown to lower blood cholesterol. Blood cholesterol lowering may reduce the risk of (coronary) heart disease.

FSANZ (Australia New Zealand Food Standards)
A diet containing 3g of beta-glucan from oats and low in saturated fatty acids helps reduce blood cholesterol.