Shrink Your Belly
By Kevin DiDonato MS, CSCS, CES
Everyone is looking for a way to lose weight, while maintaining their health.
But you may be lacking the exact NUTRIENT that is MOST beneficial to your HEALTH.
This nutrient may lower your bad cholesterol, maintain blood sugar control, support a healthy digestive system, and may help in WEIGHT LOSS.
And you would be WRONG not to include this in your daily meals.
What nutrient is it?
As a review, you have already learned about two possible benefits that β-glucan may have on your health.
First, it may help lower your cholesterol by forcing your liver to use cholesterol from your blood to synthesize bile acids.
And those same bile acids bind to β-glucan and are excreted by your body.
This reduces the amount of cholesterol in your blood.
And this may lower your LDL, or bad cholesterol.
Β-glucan may also help you control your blood sugar.
By wrapping itself around nutrients in your stomach, it slows down the digestion and movement of food into your intestines.
So it takes longer for your body to process the food, resulting in a slower release of sugar into your bloodstream.
Now, here are two other potential areas that β-glucan may help SUPPORT.
β-glucan may help lower cholesterol and
improve your blood sugar control
β-glucan and Healthy Digestion
Certain parts of β-glucan are undigestable food particles.
These particles move through your system and your intestines, possibly helping you to stay regular.
But this insoluble portion also plays another very important role in your body.
The lower portion of your intestines is commonly referred to as your gut.
This area of your intestines is home to BILLIONS of tiny bacteria.
And these bacteria play a VERY IMPORTANT role in your health.
These GOOD bacteria may support your immune system and other systems in your body.
And they work day and night, helping to fight HARMFUL bacteria from invading your body and making you sick.
Β-glucan in your diet may aid in the growth and activation of these very bacteria.
Let me explain…
When β-glucan enters into your intestines, it is fermented by your healthy bacteria.
This process turns the β-glucan into a usable nutrient and energy source.
The fermentation process turns β-glucan into a short-chain fatty acid, called butyric acid, which the mucosal cells in your intestines use.
β-glucan may also adapt to your intestines' environment.
It may mimic the structure, actions, and metabolic activity of the mucosa lining and the microflora which inhabit your intestines.
β-glucan may be able to eliminate toxins and waste which
may support the health of your digestive system
β-glucan and Weight Loss
You may have heard before that increasing your fiber intake may help lead to weight loss.
Well, I am here to tell you it's true!
Basically, β-glucan provides two different forms of fiber: insoluble and soluble.
Insoluble fiber moves through your body and intestines undigested.
Soluble fiber, on the other hand, is transformed into a gel-like substance.
And if you remember, this gel-like substance envelops food and nutrients in your stomach.
This slows the digestion of food, resulting in a slow release of sugar into your blood.
One other thing fiber does in your body, is it absorbs significant amounts of water.
By absorbing water, you significantly slow down the process of digestion.
It now takes your body a lot longer to digest food and deliver the nutrients to your intestines, so you end up feeling fuller for longer periods of time.
The feeling of fullness may prevent you from eating more
calories when you sit down for your next meal
Making sure you are taking in both soluble and soluble fiber, you are keeping yourself healthier all while possibly losing a little bit of weight in the process.
Fiber also plays another significant role for you.
Insoluble fiber keeps you regular, which may be important for gut health.
And soluble fiber may help lower cholesterol and maintain normal blood sugar levels.
β-glucan may help you eat less and BOOST FAT METABOLISM by
supporting your HEALTHY BACTERIA
Benefits of β-glucan and YOUR Health
Β-glucan may have the ability to enhance your health.
It may help reduce cholesterol and maintain blood sugar control.
It may also help you lose weight and maintain a healthy digestive system by supporting healthy bacteria to absorb and digest fatty acids.
A healthy digestive system may support good bacteria in your
intestines, and possibly strengthen your immune system
Prograde Genesis provides you 750 mg of Oat β-glucan which may support your digestive system and help you lose weight.
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