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5 Myths about Cholesterol (Page 5)

Myth #4: Toasted oat cereal is one of the best cholesterol-lowering foods.

Myth #4: Toasted Oat Cereal Is One of the Best Cholesterol-Lowering Foods.

You’ve seen the claims on those yellow boxes of Cheerios that this toasted-oat cereal may reduce your cholesterol. And while it’s true that this and other toasted-oat cereals do have some soluble fiber, which helps lower cholesterol, you can get even higher doses from whole foods like oatmeal, Brussels sprouts, bananas, pears, beans and citrus fruit. By the way, if you enjoy this kind of cereal make sure to get extra fiber at breakfast by topping it with fruit.

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