21ST CENTURY STEROL OATS is a mixture of Oats, Plant Sterols, Omega 3 Fish Oil and Psyllium. Sterol Oats is a perfect blend of natural ingredients combined to help lower your blood cholesterol and lipid levels. Just add 2 tablespoons of Sterol Oats to a cup of boiling water for a delicious, nutritious and healthy drink!
There has been increasing interest in oats (scientific name Avena sativa) in recent years because of its health benefits. Consumption of oats is believed to lower bad LDL cholesterol and possibly reduce the risk of heart disease. Daily consumption of a cup of oatmeal can lower blood cholesterol, a benefit of which is attributable to its soluble fibre content. Oats contain more soluble fibre and B vitamins than any other grain. The soluble fibre in oats called “beta glucans” has been proven to help lower cholesterol. Beta glucans are also known as "biological response modifiers" because of their ability to activate the immune system and boost immunity. Oats are also the only cereal containing the protein avenalin as the major storage protein. The protein content of oat kernel ranges from 12% to 24%, which is the highest among cereals. The high content of soluble fibre, complex carbohydrates and protein encourages slow digestion, stabilizes blood-glucose levels and gives an extended sensation of fullness. This makes oats an ideal choice for a healthy meal especially for breakfast.
Plant sterols (also known as Phytosterols) are naturally occurring compounds found in plants that possess cholesterol-lowering properties. They are cholesterol absorption inhibitors and act by reducing the amount of cholesterol absorbed via the intestines. Plant sterols have been shown to reduce cholesterol in human subjects by 10% to 15% and are therefore increasingly added to health foods to help lower blood cholesterol levels. The US Food and Drug Administration has established that a total daily intake of at least 0.8 grams of plant sterols may reduce the risk of heart disease.
Omega 3 Fish Oil Powder
Omega 3 fatty acids are essential unsaturated fatty acids that cannot be synthesized by the human body but are vital for normal metabolism. Omega 3 fish oils contain eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are known to reduce inflammation throughout the body along with other health benefits. The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) published a list of three conditions for which Omega 3 fish oils are most highly recommended. These 3 medical conditions are hypertriglyceridemia (high blood triglyceride levels), secondary cardiovascular disease prevention, and hypertension (high blood pressure). The American Heart Association also recommends the consumption of 1g of fish oil daily for patients with coronary heart disease.
Psyllium husk, also known as ispaghula husk, is a widely used source of soluble dietary fibre that is not absorbed via the small intestine. Psyllium husk, once ingested, works by absorbing excess water, subsequently softening the stools and thereby stimulating normal bowel elimination. Psyllium husk is commonly used to relieve constipation, irritable bowel syndrome and also to improve and maintain regular gastrointestinal transit. Recent research has also shown psyllium husk to be promising in lowering cholesterol and controlling diabetes. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a research concluding that the use of soluble fibre cereals is an effective and well-tolerated part of a prudent diet for the treatment of mild to moderate hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol levels). Research also indicates that psyllium incorporated into food products is effective at reducing blood glucose response. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established a beneficial correlation where psyllium husk intake is associated with a decreased risk of coronary heart disease. It is found that Psyllium’s soluble fibre, in conjunction with a diet low in cholesterol and saturated fat, has the potential to reduce risk of coronary heart disease by decreasing the blood cholesterol levels.
Add 2 tablespoons of Sterol Oats to a cup of boiling water for a delicious, nutritious and healthy drink!
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