Be choles­terol- con­scious

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - BODY, MIND & SOUL -

THE Health Min­istry re­ported in 2009 that ap­prox­i­mately one in four deaths in govern­ment hospi­tals are due to heart at­tacks or strokes. The Na­tional Car­dio­vas­cu­lar re­ported the av­er­age age of hos­pi­tal ad­mis­sion due to heart at­tack is 59 while the Global Registry of Acute Coro­nary Events ( Grace) re­ported 66 years old.

A healthy, well- bal­anced diet be­comes cru­cial in our fight against this deadly dis­ease. The Health Min­istry Malaysia rec­om­mends a daily in­take of 3g beta- glu­can from oats to help re­duce choles­terol.

The daily con­sump­tion of 3g of oat beta- glu­can has been proven in re­duc­ing to­tal and LDL choles­terol lev­els.

Ap­provals from the Malaysian Health Min­istry, US FDA ( Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion), EFSA ( Euro­pean Food Safety Au­thor­ity) and FSANZ ( Aus­tralia New Zealand Food Stan­dards) have fur­ther val­i­dated the health ben­e­fits as­so­ci­ated with oat beta- glu­can.

It is the only di­etary fi­bre cur­rently recog­nised by the EFSA ( Euro­pean Food Safety Au­thor­ity) as be­ing able to re­duce the risk of dis­ease.

An­other im­por­tant in­gre­di­ent for a healthy heart is omega- 3 fatty acids. Backed by cred­i­ble sci­ence, it is sup­ported by the US FDA and EFSA years ago.

Specif­i­cally, the FDA- ap­proved qual­i­fied health claims on con­ven­tional foods con­tain­ing omega- 3 fatty acids, such as EPA and DHA, on re­duc­ing the risk of coro­nary heart dis­ease way back in Septem­ber 2004.

In 2010, the EFSA- ap­proved state­ments that omega- 3 fatty acids ( DHA) help con­trib­ute to the main­te­nance of nor­mal blood triglyc­eride lev­els.

Un­cle Frankie’s favourite choles­terol- bust­ing drink

Un­cle Frankie, pop­u­larly known as Un­cle Chuan in the hit movie, The Jour­ney, has been tak­ing BLM Oat Bran with Omega 3 daily to main­tain healthy choles­terol lev­els.

He says: “BLM Oat Bran with Omega 3 is cer­tainly a smarter choice. Just two scoops daily pro­vide more than the re­quired 3g of beta- glu­can for re­duc­ing choles­terol nat­u­rally. With the ad­di­tion of the omega- 3 fatty acids, you get a two- pronged ap­proach to pro­tect­ing the heart.”

Un­cle Frankie was also sur­prised by the taste.

“The added puffed black bean pow­der makes it so much tastier and gives the drink the aroma of puffed grains, which I re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate. In fact, I look for­ward to drink­ing it ev­ery day and feel no guilt en­joy­ing it since it has no added sugar, mak­ing it a truly healthy choice for daily con­sump­tion.”

A three- fold ac­tion for­mula for a ro­bust heart

The newly launched BLM Oat Bran with Omega- 3 is the only oat bran drink com­bin­ing oat beta- glu­can and omega- 3 fatty acids in a sin­gle serv­ing.

This whole­some drink is made from 100% or­ganic oat bran pow­der im­ported from Aus­tralia, omega- 3 pow­der ex­tracted from al­gae and puffed black bean pow­der.

The ad­di­tion of puffed black bean pow­der en­hances the drink’s taste to en­sure that you will look for­ward to it each day.

Rest as­sured that each serv­ing is made of supreme qual­ity. The lat­est tech­nol­ogy is used to pro­duce the or­ganic oat bran pow­der, re­sult­ing in a highly re­fined pow­der that fa­cil­i­tates the re­lease of the beta- glu­can into the body, which op­ti­mises its choles­terol- low­er­ing and blood glu­coses­ta­bil­is­ing ef­fects.

In a nut­shell, the pow­er­ful trio of beta- glu­can, omega- 3 pow­der and puffed black bean pow­der triple the ef­fec­tive­ness of re­duc­ing choles­terol and pro­vides triple the heart pro­tec­tion in a con­ve­nient drink.

So what are you wait­ing for? You can get your pack of BLM Oat Bran with Omega 3 at a Guardian out­let for RM49.90. Bet­ter yet, grab one to­day for a free shaker.

For de­tails, call the care­line at 1300 882 993 ( Mon­day to Fri­day, 9am- 6pm), visit www. blm­nu­tri­ent. com or join it on Face­book.

un­cle Frankie, win­ner of Best Ac­tor at the 27th Malaysian Film Fes­ti­val, has been tak­ing BLM Oat Bran with Omega- 3 daily to main­tain healthy choles­terol lev­els.

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