and cholesterol are known to remove cholesterol from your
body when combined with low cholesterol, low saturated fat
There has been a study on oatmeal and cholesterol Hundreds
of participants were given one bowl of oatmeal every day for a
period of 30 days. The results of the study were amazing -
after a month 70% of the people lowered their cholesterol
levels with an average decrease of 16.8 points.
The soluble fiber which is found in oats or barley is what
makes Quaker a potent lowering oatmeal and cholesterol agent
because this fiber's properties include reducing high blood
cholesterol levels and balancing blood glucose
When talking about oatmeal and cholesterol lowering Quaker
you should imagine it as rolled oats of small sponges which by
soaking up cholesterol remove it of the bloodstream. This
Quaker's effect is considered to be a result of the content of
beta-glucan in cereals.
Beta-glucan can be derived from whole oats and is
undoubtedly the main ingredient which makes Quaker lower
oatmeal and cholesterol. Apart from that, beta-glucan is known
as immune system booster.
Its property is to strengthen the immune system's defense
against all types of infectious diseases. It is also an
effective antioxidant and it is believed to work as free
Beta-glucan is clinically proven to be a safe, non-toxic and
orally effective ingredient for anyone who would like to
enhance their immune system and decrease oatmeal and
cholesterol at the same time.
Moreover, this healthy supplement is the only glucan which
helps preventing coronary heart disease as it lowers LDL (known
as "bad" cholesterol) and increases the levels of HDL.
FDA (Food and Drugs Administration) also allowed health
claims of the labels of oat foods declaring that oats when part
of low saturated diet may have a positive effect on preventing
FDA claimed that the beta-glucan fiber in whole oats is the
main compound which lowers the total and LDL cholesterol in
diets based on oat foods when at appropriate levels.
A review of scientific evidence showing the relationship
between the soluble fiber and a reduction in the risk of heart
disease is probably the main reason for the FDA's claim.
It is also known that other sources of beta-glucan are also
likely to have an effect on blood lipid levels. However, there
hasn't been any research which could back up this theory, so
more evidence is needed.
From my point of view, there is no doubt that beta-glucan or
Quaker oats have cholesterol lowering effect. What should be
considered though is the amount taken.
Don't forget that you might have a bowl of oats every day
but the whole oat must furnish 0.75 grams or more of soluble
fiber per serving so that you can see positive results.