Cholesterol is a substance that can contribute to heart disease when present in excessive amounts. This video describes how a high-fiber diet can combat elevated cholesterol in the bloodstream.
Many types of grain and produce products contain soluble fiber, which can decrease cholesterol in two ways. First, it can prevent the absorption of cholesterol during the digestion process. Second, it can whisk cholesterol out of the body. Given that the buildup of cholesterol can weaken the cardiovascular system, including plenty of soluble fiber options in meals can help to ward off the dangers of this substance. Beans, oats, and oranges all contain high amounts of soluble fiber.
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