Oatly's patented production process allows the (cholesterol-lowering) beta glucan present in the oats to remain intact. As a result, not only are all Oatly oat drinks low in saturated fat - they also contain beta glucan.
Clinical studies show that the consumption of oat drink is linked with a reduction in cholesterol levels in comparison with cow's milk, which suggests that the presence of beta glucan makes oat drink a suitable alternative to cow's milk for people wishing to reduce their cholesterol (1,2).
One 250ml glass of Oatly oat drink contains approximately one third (1g) of the (3g) suggested daily intake of beta glucan for cholesterol reduction, which, as a part of a healthy lifestyle and a varied, balanced diet, has been shown to lower cholesterol.
Other foods that can help introduce more beta glucan into the diet include porridge, muesli or other oat-based cereals, oat cakes and oat-enriched breads.
1. Onning G, et al. Effects of Consumption of Oat Milk, Soya Milk, or Cow’s Milk on Plasma Lipids and Antioxidative Capacity in Healthy Subjects. Ann Nutr Metab. 1998;42:211-220.
2. Onning G, et al. Consumption of Oat Milk for 5 Weeks Lowers Serum Cholesterol and LDL Cholesterol in Free-Living Men with Moderate Hypercholesterolemia. Ann Nutr Metab. 1999;43:301-309.