Does Oatmeal really remove cholesterol?

It also contains saturated fat…

How does Oatmeal remove cholesterol?


  • Lakegirl

    Here you go (found on med web site):

    "It is thought that the oat fibers in oatmeal mix with cholesterol in the small intestine, then bind to the cholesterol molecules and carry it out of the body — instead of it being absorbed into the blood.

    Oatmeal seems to be most effective in lowering LDL cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol) levels. According to the studies in adults, LDL cholesterol may be lowered by 10 percent in some cases. In these studies, anywhere between 40 and 60 grams — or roughly one bowl — of oatmeal was consumed by each subject per day. The cholesterol lowering benefits of oatmeal is also dose-dependent. That is, the more oatmeal you eat, the lower your cholesterol will go."

  • Mr. Goldfish

    It helps lower it!

  • i don’t know how it removes Cholesterol, but i know it dose.

  • Bobbie S

    it has fibers, that are difficult to digest .. so they go through your bloodstream & collect the ”fat & cholesterol ” deposits in your blood, by stickin to the fibers, which are eventually excreted of course, but after they colect some cholesterol

    its really good for you ! i receommnt some everyday even thought i dont personally like the taste =/

  • juicylucy

    Yes it does. I recentley did a nutrition course for work and they said OATS can help reduce cholesterol. Pure oats contain a tiny amount of fat if any at all.
    Have porridge made with skimmed milk and add fruit or a little honey.

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