Re­duc­ing risk through good nu­tri­tion

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IN a fact sheet ti­tled The top 10 causes of death, the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion named di­a­betes as a lead­ing cause of death in the world.

Ac­cord­ing to the In­ter­na­tional Di­a­betes Foun­da­tion, peo­ple with di­a­betes are two to six times more likely to de­velop car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease such as heart at­tack and stroke com­pared to those with­out. The on­set of di­a­betes is usu­ally pre­ceded by poor di­etary choices and un­healthy life­styles.

Ex­ces­sive con­sump­tion of car­bo­hy­drate-rich foods can lead to weight gain and in­creased risk of el­e­vated blood glu­cose lev­els. Hence, for di­a­betes pa­tients to achieve pos­i­tive gly­caemic re­sponse, they must re­duce their in­take of car­bo­hy­drate-rich foods and prac­tise por­tion con­trol.

On the other hand, adopt­ing a high-fi­bre diet that com­prises foods with low gly­caemic in­dex rat­ings and that con­tain oat be­taglu­cans may have a ben­e­fi­cial ef­fect on short- and long-term blood glu­cose con­trol among di­a­betic pa­tients, ac­cord­ing to a 2008 study ti­tled Beta-glu­cans in the treat­ment of di­a­betes and as­so­ci­ated car­dio­vas­cu­lar risks pub­lished in Vas­cu­lar Health and Risk Man­age­ment and a 2010 ar­ti­cle ti­tled Sci­en­tific Opin­ion on the sub­stan­ti­a­tion of a health claim re­lated to oat beta-glu­can and low­er­ing blood choles­terol and re­duced risk of (coro­nary) heart dis­ease pur­suant to Ar­ti­cle 14 of Reg­u­la­tion (EC) No 1924/2006 pub­lished in Eu­ro­pean Food Safety Au­thor­ity Jour­nal.

Ex­ces­sive con­sump­tion of car­bo­hy­drate-rich foods can lead to weight gain and in­creased risk of el­e­vated blood glu­cose lev­els. Hence, for di­a­betic pa­tients to achieve pos­i­tive gly­caemic re­sponse, they must re­duce their in­take of car­bo­hy­drate-rich foods and prac­tise por­tion con­trol.

Biogrow Oat BG22

Slight mod­i­fi­ca­tions to our daily di­ets to in­clude fi­bre such as oat bran can help reg­u­late blood glu­cose lev­els and lower our risk of de­vel­op­ing di­a­betes.

Oat beta-glu­can, a sol­u­ble form of di­etary fi­bre that is found in oat bran, can help con­trol blood glu­cose lev­els thanks to its high vis­cos­ity, ac­cord­ing to a 2012 study ti­tled Oat Beta-Glu­can: Its Role in Health Pro­mo­tion and Pre­ven­tion of Dis­eases pub­lished in Com­pre­hen­sive Re­views in Food Sci­ence and Food Safety.

This in­creased vis­cos­ity acts as a pre­ven­ta­tive bar­rier, de­lay­ing the di­ges­tion and ab­sorp­tion of car­bo­hy­drates and thus pre­vent­ing sud­den spikes in blood glu­cose level and ab­nor­mal in­sulin se­cre­tion af­ter meals.

The Eu­ro­pean Com­mis­sion and Malaysia’s Health Min­istry have ap­proved oat beta-glu­can and ac­knowl­edged its role in con­trol­ling high blood glu­cose level af­ter meals. Be­low are nu­tri­tion func­tion claims for oat beta-glu­can as ap­proved by the Eu­ro­pean Food Safety Au­thor­ity and Malaysian Health Min­istry.

Con­sum­ing 3g of oat be­taglu­can daily helps lower choles­terol.

Oat beta-glu­can helps lower blood glu­cose, pro­vided it is not con­sumed with other food.

Con­sump­tion of beta-glu­can from oats con­trib­utes to re­duc­ing the rise in blood glu­cose level af­ter meals.

A daily serv­ing of Biogrow Oat BG22 oat bran pow­der pro­vides 3g of clin­i­cally proven, bioac­tive oat beta-glu­cans to lower the rise of blood glu­cose and choles­terol lev­els.

Biogrow Oat BG22 is a di­a­betes-friendly food as it has a low gly­caemic in­dex rat­ing (< 55), which can help sta­bilise blood glu­cose lev­els and let you achieve en­ergy bal­ance through­out the day, ac­cord­ing to a 2012 study ti­tled Glycemic Re­sponse to Ex­truded Oat Bran Ce­re­als Pro­cessed to Vary in Molec­u­lar Weight pub­lished in Ce­real Chem­istry.

There­fore, it is suit­able for peo­ple with pre­di­a­betes and di­a­betes. Biogrow Oat BG22 is low in calo­ries, high in fi­bre and free of lac­tose, added sugar, ar­ti­fi­cial in­gre­di­ents and preser­va­tives.

This ar­ti­cle is brought to you by Legosan (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 03-7956 2220 (Mon­day to Fri­day, 9am to 5pm) or e-mail info@ biogrow.com.my

Biogrow Oat BG22 con­tains oat beta-glu­cans, which can help de­lay the ab­sorp­tion and di­ges­tion of car­bo­hy­drates and prevent sud­den spikes in blood glu­cose level.

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