Prevention is better than cure


ACCORDING to the National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS), non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) - heart attack and stroke - contribute to an estimated 71% of deaths in Malaysia, with one of the biggest contributors being hypercholesterolemia, which is one of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke¹.

The formation of plaque in the arteries resulting from high levels of blood cholesterol restricts oxygenated blood flow to the heart and consequently, it causes a heart attack. However, heart disease and stroke can be avoided by adopting a healthy lifestyle such as²,³:

● High fibre diet – Increase fibre intake by eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and/or other cereal products which are high in soluble fibre (oat beta-glucan).

● Low fat diet – Eating foods that are low in saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol.

● Limit salt (sodium) intake.

● Be physically active by engaging in physical activity for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week.

●Avoid alcohol or drink in moderation.

● Avoid smoking.

Biogrow Oat BG22 - The key to better health

Biogrow Oat BG22 oat bran powder contains an exceptional amount of unique soluble dietary fibre known as bioactive oat beta-glucan. The health benefits of bioactive oat beta-glucan have been extensively studied, especially on its well-known benefits of lowering blood cholesterol and reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Bioactive oat beta-glucan also helps to lower the rise of blood glucose levels. Many health professionals have promoted its inclusion in diets for individuals suffering from or who are at risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Five reasons you should choose Biogrow Oat BG22 Oat Bran Powder

1. It is made from natural ingredients - Swedish oat bran, consisting of soluble and insoluble fibres - and is free from artificial ingredients, thickeners and fillers.

2. Two scoops/sachets (≈ 18gm) of Biogrow Oat BG22 oat bran powder daily provide *3gm of bioactive oat beta-glucan to lower blood cholesterol and control blood glucose levels effectively.

3. Lab-tested **low glycemic index (GI<55)⁴ and suitable for pre-diabetic and diabetic patients.

4. Proven cholesterol-lowering and blood glucose-controlling effects with more than 20 clinical studies⁵.

5. Good solubility and viscosity effect. The powder dissolves very well in cold or lukewarm water. It is scientifically shown to produce good viscosity (gelling) effect in the gut for optimal cholesterol-lowering effect.

Start your prevention programme today by adopting a healthy lifestyle and incorporating oat beta-glucan into your diet. Say yes to enhance your well-being today with Biogrow Oat BG22, your companion in life and health.

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

For more information, call 03-7956 2220 (Mon-Fri; 9am – 5pm) or email info@biogrow.com.my.

References:

1. National Health & Morbidity Survey 2019. National Institutes of Health (NIH), Ministry of Malaysia.2020.

2. Harvard Publishing Health. 7 things you can do to prevent a stroke. 2013.

3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Preventing Stroke: Healthy Living. 2018.

4. Brummer et.al. Cereal Chem. 89(5): 255 – 261. 2012.

5. EFSA Journal. 8(12):1885 & 2011; 9(6):2207. 2010.

*Bioactive oat beta-glucans are high in molecular weight and have been scientifically shown to produce good viscosity effect in the gut for optimal cholesterol-lowering effect – EFSA Journal.

**Diets that are low glycemic index and high in dietary fibre are protective – WHO Europe Diabetes.

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