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Daily Nutrition Nibble: Nutrition for Lowering High Cholesterol

Do you have high cholesterol? Eat plenty of organically grown vegetables that are rich in nutrients like vitamin E, C, beta-carotene and niacin to help reduce cholesterol oxidation and LDL levels. Garlic and onions have been known to help reduce LDL levels as well due to their sulfur containing phytonutrients. Include oats, barley, nuts, chia seeds, and brown rice into your meals.

Nutrition Webisode: Easy and Energizing Breakfasts

In this nutrition webisode, Margaux Jean, B.S., N.T.P. (Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner) shows us some super easy and nutritious breakfasts that will naturally sustain our energy levels. These breakfasts include chia seeds with Greek yogurt, an easy avocado recipe (Avocado Sunrise), super snack bars, and Energizing Oatmeal with flaxseed oil.

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The Health Benefits of Oats

When it comes to breakfast, oatmeal is probably one of the more popular dishes to enjoy. It’s easy to make and fills you up, helping you get through a busy morning. Oats can be added to many different dishes and are affordable enough to always keep in your kitchen. Here are some of the health benefits of eating oats.

  • Oats contain powerful antioxidants that can help to prevent disease in the body.
  • Oat bran is high in beta-glucan, a soluble fiber that can help lower blood cholesterol levels.
  • Studies have shown that regular consumption of oats may reduce the risk of heart disease in women.
  • If you are looking to lose some weight, oats contain properties that help you feel fuller faster. This helps to reduce food cravings and gives you long lasting energy.
  • Oats have been shown to help lower high blood pressure and reduce blood sugar levels.
  • Oats are an excellent source of vitamin E, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, calcium, and iron. This makes them an important addition to our daily diet.
  • If you are looking to include more fiber in your diet, oats are a great source.
References: Reader’s Digest, Foods that Harm, Foods that Heal. 2004. Metro Books, New York, NY.