Not only are original Cheerios® cereal and Honey Nut Cheerios naturally cholesterol free, they also have soluble fiber from whole grain oats. This kind of soluble fiber acts like a kind of “sponge,” soaking up some of the cholesterol in the body so that it can get rid of it naturally. Lowering cholesterol can lower the risk of clogged arteries and heart disease. It’s nice when cholesterol-free foods also taste good. Whole grain oats also are part of that classic flavor that makes people happy, and happiness is important too.
3 grams of soluble fiber daily from whole grain oat foods, like Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios, in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Cheerios has 1 gram per serving; Honey Nut Cheerios has 0.75 gram per serving.