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Beef or Oats? Which?

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I saw this post from Mercy For Animals Facebook which shows OATS are better than BEEF!

First of all, Oatmeal is a simple choice that can make significant changes for your health, yet inexpensive. Oats contain a variety of vitamins, minerals and unique antioxidants. In 1997, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made the first food-specific health claim for oatmeal, allowing Quaker Oats to display this claim on product packaging: “Soluble fiber from oatmeal as part of a low saturated fat, low cholesterol diet, may reduce the risk of heart disease.

 

Soluble Fiber:

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat like substance found in the walls of cells in all parts of the body. The body uses cholesterol to make hormones, bile acids, vitamin D and other substances. The body makes all the cholesterol that it needs. Cholesterol circulates in the bloodstream but cannot travel by itself. So cholesterol travels in packages called lipoproteins, which have fat (lipid) inside & protein outside.

Oatmeal contains soluble fiber, which reduces your low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the “bad,” cholesterol. Soluble fiber is also found in such foods as kidney beans, apples, pears, barley and prunes.

Soluble fiber can reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream. Five to 10 grams or more of soluble fiber a day decreases your total and LDL cholesterol. Eating 1 1/2 cups of cooked oatmeal provides 6 grams of fiber. If you add fruit, such as bananas, you’ll add about 4 more grams of fiber. To mix it up a little, try steel-cut oatmeal or cold cereal made with oatmeal or oat bran.

 

Fibre Fact:

Dietary fibre comes from plants. Body can’t really digest it or absorb it into our bloodstream our body isn’t nourished by it. But it is vital for our good health.

There are two main types of fibre – insoluble & soluble. Both have health benefits but only soluble fibre reduces the risk of heart disease by helping to lower LDL cholesterol.

The difference between the two types of dietary fibre is in how they go through the digestive tract. Insoluble fibre goes through it largely undissolved. It is also called “roughage” and helps the colon function properly. It’s found in whole grains, fruits (with the skins), vegetables and legumes (such as dry beans & peas).Soluble fibre dissolves into a gel-like substance in the intestine. The substance helps to block cholesterol and fats from being absorbed through the wall of the intestine into the blood stream.

Research has shown that foods high in fibre are good for digestive tract. Eating foods rich in fibre can help you feel full on fewer calories, which makes it a good choice if you need to lose weight. The National cholesterol educational program for cholesterol treatment & guidelines have recognized inclusion of sobule fibre as a treatment option to drop blood cholesterol levels.

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Source: http://quaker.co.in/aboutus/oats-nutrition.aspx  http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/chol/chol_tlc.pdf Pg 23, 27

 

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I will not say anything bad about BEEF as all of you should know better than me.

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I’m not promoting Quaker Oats, just sharing the goodness and truth that OATs (any brand or good choice of organic oats) is definitely better than beef.

Beef or Oats? Which? You DECIDE!

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