Beta heart® is a nutritious vanilla-flavoured powder that contains the key ingredient oat beta-glucan. Oat beta glucan has been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. Beta-glucans contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.*
1 scoop of Beta heart® provides:
- 1.5g oat beta-glucans
- High in fibre (3g)
- Source of protein
- 25 kcal
- Sugar free
The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3g of oat beta-glucan.
How to fit Beta heart® into a plan to lower cholesterol. The key to realise is that whatever your age, lifestyle factors can play a big part in raising your cholesterol. Take control of your health in 3 simple steps. .
Step 1: Eat well:
Reduce your intake of trans and saturated fats with simple food swaps:
- Wholegrains over white bread/pasta.
- Oily fish or lean poultry over processed or red meat.
- Nuts, seeds or soy beans over ready-to-eat snacks like crisps.
Step 2: Get active:
Being active helps to increase the ‘good’ cholesterol (HDL) in your blood. It stimulates the movement of fatty deposits to the liver, which helps to keep the heart and blood vessels in good condition.
150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week is all you need** – try 30 minutes, 5 days per week!
Step 3: Boost your diet:
High in fibre and a source of protein, one serving of Beta heart® also provides 1.5g beta-glucans; a soluble fibre found in the oat bran from oats, which helps to lower or maintain your cholesterol.*
How to Use
Add 1 or 2 scoops of Beta heart® powder to a glass of water or fruit juice, or mix it with your favourite Formula 1 shake to create a healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner. . Notes * Oat beta glucan has been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. Beta-glucans contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. Coronary heart disease has multiple risk factors and altering one of these risk factors may or may not have a beneficial effect. **NHS guidelines: High cholesterol – prevention. Posted 16/08/2013.