Help regulate the blood cholesterol
How beta glucans help
The FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) have authorised a health claim relating to the consumption of B-Glucans in barley. As part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, B-Glucans in barley may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
Possible mechanisms by which beta glucans achieve these beneficial physiologic effects are:
β-Glucans and Cholesterol
BARLEYmax® whole grains are loaded with β-Glucans.
The consumption of β-Glucans helps to reduce or control serum cholesterol levels.
Did you know that BARLEYmax® whole grains are a rich source of β-Glucans?
According to a 2009 study, health practitioners should feel comfortable recommending barley β-Glucans to their patients to help reduce total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol concentrations.