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The One Breakfast Food To Eat for a Longer Life

By on August 27, 2020 0 158 Views

If we had to choose a food to be considered a fountain of youth, it would have to be a bowl of oats. While our carb-phobic world may balk at such an idea, studies actually prove it to true. Consuming oats on a regular basis does help significantly with numerous health concerns connected to decreased life expectancy like high cholesterol, weight gain, and even auto-immune disease and heart disease, making it the perfect breakfast food for longer life.

One study published by the Nutrition Journal proved this theory with a control group in China. To do so, they separated two groups made up of both men and women with mild to moderate hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol). One group ate 100 grams of oats a day, while the others ate 100 grams of wheat flour noodles daily. After six weeks, the oat group showed a decrease in LDL cholesterol and waist circumference. A decrease in both of these things—high cholesterol and weight gain—has proven to help with overall health and longevity.

However, the key note in the study was the intake of dietary fiber, which is typically the one food that Americans don’t consume enough of. Between the intake of fiber and the decreased LDL cholesterol and waist circumference, the oat group saw an overall decrease in the risk around cardiovascular disease and hypercholesterolemia.

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