Sorting the good cholesterol from the bad
Two cholesterols, two very different impacts
Cholesterol is a waxy substance that’s naturally made by all animals. It helps your body make vitamin D, sex hormones and bile acids, which digest fat and absorb nutrients. Cholesterol’s made by your liver, and you also get a small amount of it from animal products like egg yolks, fatty meat, cheese and butter. There are two main kinds of cholesterol: ‘good’ HDL cholesterol and ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol.
Oats – natural, delicious cholesterol busters
Oats contain a special type of natural soluble fibre – beta-glucan. Studies show that eating about 3g of beta-glucan a day as part of a healthy diet low in saturated fat can help lower your blood cholesterol. And Uncle Tobys oats are specially bred for their beta-glucan content to help you lower your cholesterol and contribute to keeping your heart healthy.