Oatmeal Has the Fiber You Want
There’s solid evidence that whole grain oats and oat bran can help lower blood cholesterol thanks to the power of beta-glucan – a soluble fiber, largely unique to oats, that basically tells your liver to pull LDL cholesterol out of the blood. Then, it binds to some of the cholesterol in your gut, keeping it from ever reaching your bloodstream.
Three grams of this beneficial fiber daily* are needed for this effect, and one bowl of Old Fashioned Quaker Oatmeal provides two of those grams.
Remember, a healthy diet isn’t the only factor to consider when concerns related to heart health arise. Everyone should know their cholesterol numbers and consult a health professional for advice on managing cholesterol and heart health.
*Three grams of oat soluble fiber daily as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may help reduce the risk of heart disease.