Hi, I'm Kara Miller, the Lifestylista, and today, we're gonna talk about how beta-glucans work. Beta-glucans are derived from various plant sources, including oats. I'm gonna talk to you about oat beta-glucan, today. If you want to get three grams of oat beta-glucan in your diet, and that will help you reduce your cholesterol, and help you deal with any diabetes, and if you wanna lose weight, you need to eat one cup of oats, per day, old fashioned rolled oats. What exactly does beta-glucan do to help you reduce cholesterol? Well, first thing, it reduces the amount of cholesterol you absorb from the food you eat, it also reduces the amount of cholesterol that's reabsorbed into the body from bile, and thirdly it acts like a sponge, and just goes through your body in this gel like, paste like way, absorbs the cholesterol, and then flushes it out. How great is that? And, then, if you have diabetes, this reduces the amount of sugar you absorb from the food, it also controls, helps control your blood sugar level. I mean, this is a wonder food, oat beta-glucan. Now you know!