Cholesterol levels and heart disease risk may be lowered by eating oats: Study
|Cholesterol levels and heart disease risk may be lowered by eating oats: Study||Darrell Miller||11/22/16|
November 22, 2016 06:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Cholesterol levels and heart disease risk may be lowered by eating oats: Study
A recent study has shown that oats may have more benefits than just being healthy. The amount of fiber in oats not only helps keep the body regular, it also has been linked to lower cholesterol levels. This food item is easily combined with other health food options, such as fruits and nuts. This makes it a very healthy option for multiple reasons.
- Eating oats may lower your cholesterol levels and decrease your risk of heart disease.
- The recommended intake for average adults is 25 grams of fiber, but many Americans only take in about 15 grams.
- Getting in oat fiber throughout your day isn’t difficult. Start with oat meal cereal for breakfast and add oat bran to other meals like casseroles or soups.
"Oats are a great source of soluble fiber which is what gives oats the beneficial properties. Previous studies found that swapping out white bread with bread containing oats was a successful strategy for lowering LDL cholesterol."