Oats actively help lower cholesterol re-absorption^
Oats contain a special type of natural soluble fibre called beta glucan, found in the endosperm layer of the oat grain. Studies show that eating about 3g of beta glucan a day helps lower cholesterol re-absorption^. When cholesterol enters your digestive tract from food or as bile from the liver, some of it is re-absorbed via the bloodstream as part of the fat metabolism process. Beta glucan, found in oats, dissolves in the digestive tract where it forms a thick gel which binds to excess cholesterol. The gel and the cholesterol are then excreted as part of the body’s waste rather than being reabsorbed back into the body, helping to lower cholesterol re-absorption. The UNCLE TOBYS Team select breeds of oats specifically for their creamy taste and high beta glucan content. We also test a sample of our oats up to 3 times for their beta-glucan content, ensuring that only the highest quality oats make it into a box of UNCLE TOBYS oats.
^A 40g serve of oats provides a minimum of 1g beta-glucan. Oats can help lower cholesterol re-absorption as part of a healthy diet low in saturated fat, 3g of beta-glucan each day is required to help lower cholesterol re-absorption.