What is Oat β-Glucan?
Oat β-Glucan is a soluble dietary fiber in Oats, it has obtained the health claims of FDA and EFSA.
The NHFPC has also approved it as a new food raw material in December 19th, 2014.
1.1 High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. Oat β-Glucan has been proven to lower the cholesterol for a healthy heart because it can increase viscosity in the intestines. So it can prevent the fat, cholesterol and bile acid being absorbed by the digestive tract.
1.2 Oat β-Glucan has been proven to reduce glycemic response reduced sugar level.
1.3 Oat β-Glucan is a viscous soluble dietary fiber that can promote satiety because of its high viscosity and water binding capacity. Because Oat β –Glucan is a low calorie food, it can be added to the formula foods for use in very low energy diets for weight reduction.
1.4 Oat β-Glucan can improve bowel function and promote digestive health.