Shortly, we will be flipping our calendar and welcoming one of my favourite months of the year - February.
I love all the red and pink hearts, and the warm fuzzy feelings of love which the month brings. It is also a good time of the year to take note of our heart health, and Cheerios is here to help.
We all know that Cheerios are tasty and a great way to start the day....or by the handful as a snack throughout the day. Yet, have you heard that including Cheerios in your daily routine can also help to lower cholesterol?
Cheerios helps to lower cholesterol simply by containing beta-glucan, a soluble fiber, which is found in whole grain oats. The oat fiber acts as a sponge to soak up some of the cholesterol in our body, so we can naturally rid ourselves of it.
Having high levels of cholesterol can be a factor leading to heart disease.
Recently, I was put on medication for high blood pressure. While I now know I need to work at lowering my blood pressure, I am also aware that I need to open a dialogue with my doctor and find out about my cholesterol levels. I have an appointment coming up and I am going to go in with some pretty specific questions and find out how I can make sure my heart is healthy. I think including Cheerios in my diet is a good start to controlling my cholesterol.
Our friends at General Mills have rolled out a brand new site called Cheerios.ca, which is dedicated to keeping our hearts healthy. I was taking a look and found it to be a great resource to help prepare me for my doctors appointment. Happy hearts equal long healthy lives.
Let Cheerios keep our hearts happy, every step of the way!
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