Oatmeal contains soluble fiber, which is known to lower the “bad” LDL cholesterol, by absorbing it in the intestines. Soluble fiber is also found in foods such as kidney beans, brussels sprouts, apples, pears, barley and prunes.
But something to keep in mind is that ANY food high in soluble fiber will have the same effect. Actually, Oatmeal itself has no specific benefit on lowering cholesterol.
The truth is that the cholesterol-lowering effect of oatmeal and other high-fiber foods is fairly small, so don’t expect any miracles.
The Problems With Oatmeal
In fact, oatmeal can have a few negatives that most people don’t know and aren’t aware of:
- the “instant” pre-made oatmeal packages have no health values due to excess processing when manufacturing them. They are also loaded with preservatives, sugars and salt.
- most people have oatmeal with milk, soy, sugars or fats – all of which are bad for your heart.
- oats have a high glycemic number, which causes them to increase your blood sugar and insulin levels.
- most people have some degree of allergies towards oats, which causes an increase in the stress hormone, cortisol and inflammation throughout the body.
But IF you still want to have your oats, the best would be non-GMO, organic steel-cut oats. They have a lot more vitamins, less processing and cause less of blood sugar problems.
… now, let me quickly summarize the…
The 4 Healthiest, Fastest, Easiest & Safest Ways Of
Lowering Your Cholesterol Naturally…
Of course you know your diet is very important, so let me give a quick overview and summary.
Carbohydrates – Eliminate or at least limit all man-made carbohydrates – such as cakes, crackers, breads, chips, etc. Anything that comes in a “box”, isn’t good for you. Stick to natural carbohydrates such as vegetables, fruits, legumes, sweet potatoes and a small amount of steel-cut oatmeal.
Too many of the wrong carbohydrates increase insulin and blood sugar levels, which increase cholesterol and cause many other negative health ailments.
Proteins – Americans eat way too much animal protein. Reduce the protein and limit it to vegetable sources, grass fed bison and wild-caught fish such as salmon.
Please stop eating dairy and soy because they cause negative hormonal changes by reducing your thyroid, increasing toxic estrogens and stress hormones – and all of this leads to excess body fat and cancer.
Fats – They are very important for proper hormone function. The best are RAW almonds, walnuts, avocados, fish oil and extra virgin coconut oil.
Stay away from the man-made, super market oils such as soybean, sesame, canola, corn, sunflower and similar oils and products. Definitely NO margarine either. ALL these fats cause imbalances in hormones and lead to heart disease with long-term usage.
Fiber – Eat lots of fiber, about 10-25 grams daily. The best sources would be from vegetables, legumes, fruits with skin, and nuts (walnuts are best).
All you need is 20-30 minutes of “something”, 3-4x a week. Walking is a great start… Lifting weights has many hormonal benefits. Swimming, playing sports, etc. are all very helpful. Pick something fun and stick to it. Be consistent!
3. STRESS MANAGEMENT
The topic of “stress” is big, can be complicated and requires its own space and I’ll discuss this topic in the future.
But stress really does “kill” because of all the negative hormonal changes. My only advice here is that YOU must manage how your REACT to stress. Do you best to spend your time on the SOLUTIONS in life, rather than complain about “the problems”.
4. NATURAL HERBS & VITAMINS [important!]
This made the biggest difference for my own parents. There are about half a dozen really good, scientifically researched herbs and natural ingredients that help create healthy cholesterol levels, triglycerides and improve your HDL/LDL ratios.
This is important because of aging and hormonal changes, your body needs specific nutrients to help regulate and improve your cholesterol levels and triglycerides from within, naturally. Diet helps, but for many people it’s usually not enough.
So, there you have it… 4 proven solutions for naturally improving your cholesterol levels and having a healthier heart.
But there’s something else I want you to consider…
The BIG Picture
Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer2, killing more people each year than ALL the other diseases COMBINED?!!2
So, improving your cholesterol levels is very important… but it’s just ONE factor out of many, when it comes to decreasing and turning-back heart disease.
You also need to improve your HDL/LDL ratios, triglycerides, homocysteine and other lipid levels.
Ultimately, your goal isn’t even to lower cholesterol or to reduce heart disease – but to NOT have a heart attack or stroke.
It’s to NOT die prematurely.
Managing your lipid profiles is probably one of the most important aspects to health, longevity and disease reduction. Unfortunately, it can sometimes get confusing or you might feel overwhelmed with too much information — what to DO or NOT do.
Plus, making dramatic life-style changes — such as eating much better, eliminating lots of different foods and exercising daily — is very important but for many people can be difficult to start and it takes a longer time to see results.
And taking “statin” prescription drugs is never a good solution because of all the negative side-effects3…
Most Popular Option:
Faster Results & Easier To Start
Because of this, I wanted a solution for my parents that was safe, worked quickly and was easy. So I created a simple, very effective and scientifically researched “all-in-one” natural remedy called CholesLo™… which is a small pill that helps to naturally:
- Support healthy cholesterol levels.4
- Optimize HDL/LDL ratios.4
- Lower triglycerides & Homocysteine levels.4
- Cleanse your liver (where cholesterol is produced).4
One major reason CholesLo™ is better than other options is because its doctor formulated and scientifically researched to work.
The feedback has been amazing … and since the product has been around for almost 15 years, you know it works and it’s effective!
You can also view the clinical studies, customer reviews, FAQ’s, etc. Take a look and let me know what you think!
Please do this now, while it’s fresh on your mind…