This is a fancy term for a type of soluble fiber. It consists of sugar molecules (polysaccharides) naturally housed in the cell walls of bacteria, fungi, yeasts, algae, lichens and plants. Oats are high in beta glucan-containing fiber, and you will also find high counts of it in wheat, wholegrains, seaweed, algae and shiitake mushrooms. Beta-glucans are praised for their string of health benefits, from gut support to immunity. It’s why beta-glucans are introduced into food supplements. The body doesn’t produce beta-glucans, either.
09 Mar 2022