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  • Adding barley fiber to your diet can prevent high cholesterol

    In today’s world, people are taking increasingly more proactive steps towards living healthier, happier, and better lives.  We know that a proactive approach to health care can improve our lives by preventing the development of disease and other negative health conditions. Maintaining healthy cholesterol isn’t something that many of us think of when it comes to proactive health.
  • Why Beta-Glucan is Changing the Way We Lower Our Cholesterol

    Lowering your cholesterol is hard.  But it doesn’t have to be.  There is a simple, innovative way to lower your cholesterol, and that’s taking barley beta-glucan fiber. 
    Why is taking barley beta-glucan going to change the way we lower cholesterol?  Simple: it works, it’s easy, and there are no downsides.  Read on to learn more. 
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  • Beta-Glucans: Not All the Same

    Are you thinking of taking beta-glucan fiber to help lower your cholesterol naturally? If so, read the label carefully before buying any supplement because not all beta-glucans are the same. Only beta-glucan extracted from cereals (oats and barley) have the lowering cholesterol effect.

    Beta-glucan is a fiber that is naturally present in the cell walls of cereals (oat and barley), yeast and mushrooms, and its health benefits are different depending on the source. If you search online, there are several beta-glucan products that offer different solutions to health problems. However, keep in mind that not all beta-glucans lower cholesterol, and not all these supplements have enough scientific evidence to prove the health claims written on their labels.

    A health claim is a statement on the label of a product that relates the product to a health benefit. A health claim must have enough scientific evidence to be approved by a regulatory body such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Health Canada, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), etc.

    In this post, you will find the differences between beta-glucans available in the market, and what makes cereal beta-glucans special and unique to be a natural lowering cholesterol alternative.