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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Find your way to heart health with Cheerios #LMDconnector

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!

Disclosure: I am part of the Life Made Delicious Blogger program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.


Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Don't make me worry about you with that high blood pressure, Pam!

Monica said...

I'm going to put on my nurses cap and congratulate you on recognizing your need to have an open dialogue with your physician! We all need to be proactive with our health care!
Great post and, did you know that February is Heart Month??

Simply Stacie said...

I have high blood pressure too and know I need to eat more healthy!

Sober Julie said...

It's so important to eat a healthy diet and to speak with our GP on an ongoing basis! Great info

Multi-Testing Mommy said...

Oooo...can't wait to check out that site! Thanks :)

OrangeHeroMama said...

There is so much i need to discuss with my dr about my health when i go on the 15th...yikes.

Jennifer Hunt said...

Take care of yourself! you are on the right path :)

Positively Pampered Patty said...

I knew I loved Cheerios for a reason! Good for you your on your way.

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Jennifer L said...

Thanks for sharing this great information! I am on cholesterol medications since I was 27 :( Dr is positive it is genetic though.

Good luck