Heart Healthy Fibre

Apr 12, 2012 by

How can you help reduce blood cholesterol? It is simple – with an eating plan which includes fibre.

Where can you get fibre from?
Soluble fiber, which is found in high quantities in apples, oats, barley, beans, oranges, and grapefruits, can help reduce blood cholesterol. Soluble fibre helps bind cholesterol in the digestive tract causing cholesterol to be eliminated from your body.

But soluble fiber is only helpful when combined with an eating plan that is low in saturated fats. To achieve this simply limit meat, fish, and poultry to six ounces cooked weight per day and choose low-fat or skim milk products.

And easy way to increase the amount of your fibre intake, is by simply topping your hot oatmeal with warm apple slices, or have a grapefruit for a snack. Baked apples can be topped with a mixture of cinnamon, brown sugar, and dry oatmeal.

When you cook soup, you can add barley, red beans, and carrots.

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