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OatWell™ is an effective and tasty range of products including oat cereals, containing 3g of all-natural oat beta-glucan fibre – proven to lower cholesterol, and contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. *
Improving your diet is an important step towards preventing heart disease. High Cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease along with high blood pressure, smoking and being overweight. Positive diet and lifestyle choices are important for looking after your heart. Why not try OatWell's range of products as part of a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle...
*The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3 g of beta glucans from oats. Beta-glucans contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. It is also important to maintain a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
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The perfect breakfast cereal
OatWell™ Crispy Hearts Cereal
Oat-based breakfast cereal with oat beta-glucan. One 30g sachet contains the full daily amount.
Perfect for sprinkling on breakfasts
OatWell™ Original Oat Bran Powder
Oat bran powder with oat beta-glucan. Sprinkle it on your breakfast or visit our recipes.
What is oat beta-glucan?
Oats have a soft kernel. The protective hull is not edible and makes up 25% of the grain.
The hull is removed before processing. The remaining oat kernel contains large quantities of protein, soluble dietary fibres (oat beta-glucan) and unsaturated fatty acids, as well as several vitamins and minerals.
In comparison to other grains, these soluble fibres are naturally present in oats at a particularly high level.
The effect oat beta-glucan has on cholesterol levels was first discovered in the 1960s, and has been heavily researched since. More than 100 scientific studies have proven the positive effects of oat beta-glucan on blood cholesterol, and also blood sugar**.
**Consumption of beta-glucans from oats as part of a meal contributes to the reduction of the blood glucose rise after that meal. OatWell Crispy Hearts breakfast cereal provides 5g of oat beta glucan per 30g of carbohydrate.
“In just 28 days, my husband’s and my cholesterol levels are reduced. We are both delighted.”
Cholesterol is a fatty substance found naturally in the body. There are 2 sources of cholesterol: 1) the liver, which produces around 1 gram of cholesterol per day and 2) the diet. Our bodies need some cholesterol to function properly. It’s used to form cell membranes, hormones, bile acid and vitamin D. There are 2 main types of cholesterol in the body, LDL and HDL. LDL takes cholesterol to cells in the body, whereas HDL takes cholesterol back to the liver. Excess LDL is bad for health.
More than 100 scientific studies have been carried out and published in well-known scientific journals regarding the effect of oat beta-glucan on the cholesterol level in the blood. Studies regarding various foodstuffs (breakfast cereals, bread, cakes and pastries, drinks, pasta, snacks, etc.) have shown that beta-glucan can reduce the unwanted LDL cholesterol level by up to 10%. The HDL cholesterol level remains unaffected.
There are no obvious signs indicating what level your cholesterol is. If you are worried about your cholesterol level, it’s best to speak with a doctor. They will be able to determine your cholesterol with a blood test. A good cholesterol level should be less than 5.0 mmol/L.
Your cholesterol level can be reduced through a daily intake of 3g of oat beta-glucan. Each portion of the OatWell™ products contains the full 3g of beta-glucan and thus contribute to lowering cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. Beta-glucans also contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. Oat beta-glucan is a naturally occurring dietary fibre contained in oats. Dietary fibres are valuable plant-based ingredients which should be part of every balanced diet.
Your diet plays an important role in determining your cholesterol levels and overall health. As well as including beta-glucan in your diet, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can increase important cholesterol-lowering compounds in your diet. These compounds include plant stanols or sterols, which work like soluble fibre. Fruits and vegetables also contain lots of essential vitamins and minerals, which support your health and wellbeing. Reducing your saturated fat intake is also important, as too much saturated fat can raise your blood cholesterol.
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