Some types of soluble fiber, including the soluble fiber found in whole grain oats, act like a "sponge," soaking up some cholesterol which the body can then get rid of naturally. Lowering cholesterol can lower the risk of clogged arteries and heart disease. Foods with the type of soluble fiber that can help lower cholesterol include:
- Whole grain oat cereal
How can we help?
No big surprise, original Cheerios® cereal and Honey Nut Cheerios cereal are some of our favorite sources of soluble fiber. Cheerios isn't just a "health food" though. Whole grain oats are also 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 original Cheerios® and Honey Nut Cheerios cereal, in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Original Cheerios cereal provides 1 gram per serving; Honey Nut Cheerios cereal provides 0.75 gram per serving.