Whole grains have a lot to offer for hearth health. Take a look:
Some grains, such as oats, barley, corn and rye, are good sources of soluble fiber, which research shows can help lower blood cholesterol levels.
Whole-grain good can be a great source of folic acid a vitamin researchers believe may help reduce the risk for heart disease. Folic acid helps break down and neutralize homocysteine, a substance produced when our body digests protein. Scientists believe a buildup of homocysteine may injure arteries and allow for the accumulation of cholesterol and plaque inside them.
Whole grains contain vitamin E, selenium and flavonoids, also knows as antioxidants. These nutrients protect cells from being damaged by free radicals, which are substances that can make cholesterol more likely to build up inside arteries.
Good Source s of Whole Grains
Breads (whole wheat, rye and oat)
Cereals (whole grain and whole wheat)
Whole wheat pasta
From "Betty Crocker's Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cooking Today." Text Copyright 2005 General Mills, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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