Malaysia and Malaysians are in the midst of a chronic health crisis with a whopping 9.6 million people have high blood cholesterol level, 6.1 million having hypertension and 3.5 million Malaysians having diabetes; and more than 100,000 people suffering from cancer each year, with these being just the reported numbers.
It is believed that more than half of those living with NCDs like diabetes and high cholesterol level were not even aware of their health problem.
The National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) 2015 that was released recently shows that the rise in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as elevated cholesterol levels, diabetes, obesity and cardio-vascular disease is closely linked to unhealthy behaviours towards food and exercise.
Shockingly the Health Ministry survey showed that 94% of Malaysian adults do not eat enough fresh fruits and vegetables, when fibre has been shown to be essential to a healthy balanced diet.
The old adage of ‘prevention is better than cure’ still rings true, and a fibre rich diet may hold the key in prevention as well as managing some of the health problems.
Attention to consumer nutrition and well-being is a core endeavour at Guardian, the largest pharmacy, health and beauty retail chain in Malaysia.
In response to the worrying Malaysian health profile, Guardian has introduced the functional, convenient and affordably priced Guardian Mixed Grains & Oats 30+ to help Malaysians get the fibre they need for better health.
Guardian Mixed Grains & Oats 30+ is a nutrition and fibre-rich combination of imported Swedish oat bran powder that has more than 30% oat beta-glucan.
Beta-glucan is a type of soluble fibre that may help reduce blood cholesterol levelsand stabilise blood sugar levels.
The product is a trans-fat free food, without colouring and suitable for vegetarians. It dissolves in luke-warm water for a fibre-rich drink with a pleasing roasted grain taste that helps to fill you up for longer.
Each serving contains more than 30% oat beta-glucan.
High blood cholesterol is one of the risk factors for heart disease, although it does not show any symptoms. Many people with high blood cholesterol are unaware that their cholesterol level is too high.
The amount of oat beta-glucan (soluble fibre) recommended for the cholesterol lowering effect is 3gm per day.
The product can also be used in smoothies, beverages, as a topping for salads and yoghurt, as a coating for fried and roasted meats and vegetables as well as a thickener in soup and porridge, without losing its nutritional value and ensuring better daily fibre intake.
Now you can consume the required amount of beta-glucan with Guardian Mixed Grains & Oats 30+ in a easy way to address a major health concern - high cholesterol level.
Pricing and Availability
Guardian Mixed Grains & Oats 30+ is available nationwide at all Guardian outlets and e-store at https://online.guardian.com.my. The recommended retail price of Guardian Mixed Grains & Oats 30+ (500g) is RM 49.90.
Collect six plastic lids with ‘Guardian Nutrient Function’ stickers to redeem one free tin of Guardian Mixed Grains & Oats 30+ (500g), terms and conditions apply. Offer valid until 28th September 2016.