Healthy Food

Healthy Eating #11: Start eating oats

Oats are a good source of soluble fiber. They are well known for their heart - healthy benefits, which include lowering blood cholesterol. What’s more, the plant substances in oats may help control blood pressure, even body weight (since oatmeal helps you feel full longer).

How much helps with cholesterol reduction? Three grams of soluble fiber a day from all your foods. One serving of these oat-based foods puts you one-third there: 1 cup ready-to-eat oat cereal, 1⁄2 cup cooked oatmeal, or 1⁄3 cup cooked oat bran. Add oatmeal to muffins, burgers, meatloaf, or stuffing, too.