Oat porridge contains fibre that may help lower cholesterol re absorption.
Fibre originates from plant-based foods and helps;
There are two types of fibre;
Oats are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fibre. Oats are economical, easy to prepare and delicious.
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Cholesterol is a lipid (fat) produced in the liver and is also found in various foods that we eat such as butter. Our body needs cholesterol to be able to function properly and to break down and digest fat. Cholesterol is carried around the body in the bloodstream. The body makes about 80% of the cholesterol that it needs, so we do not actually need much cholesterol from our diets.
High levels of cholesterol may put us at risk of heart disease. Excess cholesterol may be deposited on the walls of the arteries. Over time, these deposits narrow the arteries and reduce blood flow to vital organs such as the heart. This narrowing of the arteries is called atherosclerosis.