Diet and exercise play important roles in heart health.
Cheerios cereal provides one gram of soluble fiber per serving.
General Mills can help people eat a heart-friendly, balanced diet by delivering vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy.
The whole grain oats in Cheerios, for example, contain beta-glucan. That's a water-soluble fiber which is shown to help lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet.
Eating foods made from whole grain oats puts beta-glucan in your digestive system where it helps remove some cholesterol from the body.
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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.
Lowering your cholesterol is just one step toward a healthy heart.
Other ways to boost your heart health:
- Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
- Limit foods high in fat and cholesterol.
- Exercise. Ramping up your activity level will help maintain a healthy weight.