All varieties of Cheerios cereal are naturally cholesterol free and have one gram or less of saturated fat per serving. Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol are heart healthy because they may help reduce the risk of heart disease.
Original Cheerios cereal and Honey Nut Cheerios also have soluble fiber from oats, which can help lower cholesterol. The soluble fiber in whole grain oats acts like a kind of "sponge," soaking up some of the cholesterol in the body so that the body can get rid of it naturally. Lowering cholesterol can lower the risk of clogged arteries and heart disease.
3 grams of soluble fiber daily from whole grain oat foods, like Cheerios cereal, in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Cheerios cereal provides 1 gram per serving.