The short answer is yes, soluble fiber does lower cholesterol and it has been scientifically proven.
And at the end of this article, I'll show you another natural, highly effective way to lower your cholesterol.
In 1997, the U.S Food and Drug Administration allowed whole oat food manufacturers to make the claim that their products lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Soluble fiber can be found in many foods, not just in high fiber cereals.
An analysis done by Rispin, et. al. that was published in the 1992 issue of the Journal of American Medical Association found that two servings of oats daily reduced cholesterol by an additional 2-3 percent on top of a low-fat diet.
There are plenty of soluble fiber sources, here is a list of some of them:
On top of eating plenty of high fiber foods, you should be eating plenty of fruits, vegetables and remember to avoid unhealthy processed foods such as cookies, sodas, hamburgers and pizzas.
Lowering cholesterol is tricky. Doctors recommend that you take pharmaceutical drugs that come with slew of side-effects, while others, like me, recommend that you eat a healthier diet.
Sometimes you don't have time for all these things, which is why a natural, proven effective supplement can come in handy.
Now, there are a lot of bad supplements out there, but one that I've found through many hours of research is Lipi-Rite from Xtend-Life.
It's made from completely natural ingredients, and it works, just take a look at some of the customer comments.
1: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol 52, 1020-1026
2: "Effects of soluble dietary fiber on low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and coronary heart disease risk." Current Atherosclerosis Reports, Vol 10, Nr 6, December, 2008.
3: Go Ask Alice!: A bowl of oatmeal keeps the cholesterol at bay
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