It has been
known for many years that one of the major risk factors for coronary
heart disease is elevated blood cholesterol. People with blood
cholesterol higher than 200mg/dl are advised to change their diet, cut
down on saturated fats and eat fiber-rich food.
high in soluble fiber to the diet can help lower cholesterol,
particularly when saturated fat and cholesterol intakes are
simultaneously lowered. Soluble fiber, which dissolves in water, is the
most effective fiber for lowering your cholesterol level, by keeping the
cholesterol you eat from being absorbed by your body.
fiber foods, oatmeal is particularly effective because of the
significant amount of beta-glucan soluble fiber content that helps to
lower the levels of total and LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) in the
blood, thereby reducing the risk of coronary heart disease.
your day with oatmeal for a healthy heart - it can be taken as breakfast
or as a snack. Oats can also be added to family meals such as
casseroles, soups and baking. Oatmeal can be a healthy substitute for staple
foods like rice, in meals such as fish porridge.
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