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Hearts Matter

When you eat Cheerios, you do your heart some good. Here's why:

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The whole grain oats in Cheerios contain beta-glucan.

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What is beta-glucan?

Beta-glucan is a soluble fiber proven to help lower cholesterol as part of a heart-healthy diet.

How can beta-glucan help lower cholesterol?

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Eating foods rich in whole grain oats puts beta-glucan in your digestive system
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Beta-glucan forms a gel which sticks to some cholesterol and removes it from the body
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Lower your cholesterol is just one stop towards a healthy heart

This is just one way that beta-glucan is thought to help lower cholesterol!

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How is beta-glucan part of a healthy lifestyle?

Studies show that three grams of soluble fiber daily from whole grain oat foods - like Cheerios - in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.


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Cheerios cereal provides one gram of soluble fiber per serving.