You Should Know
September 2011 Issue
Beta-Glucans: A Safe Bet for Health
Youve probably heard about the benefits of soluble fiberit can help you maintain healthy cholesterol levels, regulate your bowel motility, and even reduce your risk for diseases like heart disease and certain cancers. And now, promising research on beta-glucans, a type of soluble fiber, helps explain why incorporating it into your diet could be beneficial. How they work. Naturally occurring in certain foods, beta-glucans (or â-glucans) are branches of glucose molecules that cant be broken down into energy by human digestive enzymes because of their biochemical shape.
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