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Healthy heart

Diet and exercise play important roles in heart health.

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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.