3 Remedies with Oats to Reduce Cholesterol

· December 13, 2015
Perhaps this is your case: you have just had a blood test and your doctor has told you that you have high cholesterol. What can you do?

In the first place, you should know that LDL, that which is called bad cholesterol, has two origins: a poor diet and genetic factors which lead some people to tend to accumulate the dangerous LDL in their tissues and blood plasma.

To reduce LDL it is possible that your doctor has prescribed a certain type of medication. However, maintaining a balanced diet and doing a little exercise each day will also help reduce your cholesterol level to its appropriate and healthy level.

Today in this article we want to explain three easy-to-make remedies with oats to naturally reduce cholesterol!

Why can oats help me to reduce cholesterol levels?

As you already know, oats are considered to be a superfood, and a daily resource which we should all be taking to care for our health. It is good for our heart, to regulate our weight, to better our digestion, to avoid constipation … A natural treasure used since ancient times and which modern medicine has been endorsing for years.

The Mayo Clinic, for example, conducted an interesting study where it explained precisely the wonderful benefits of oats to reduce the so-called bad cholesterol. Let us explain them:

  • Oats contains soluble fiber, which is rich in lipoproteins and helps us to reduce the density of LDL (bad cholesterol).
  • This type of fiber is the same that is found in apples, for example, whose effectiveness at reducing cholesterol is well known.
  • There is another aspect that you should keep in mind: Not all foods that contain oats are going to help you reduce cholesterol. An example? Oatmeal cookies, which instead of helping you, can in fact harm you because they contain high levels of sugars and saturate fats. Avoid them! It is better to eat natural oats.

Ways to consume oats in order to reduce cholesterol

1. Oats with green apple and cinnamon



  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of instant oats
  • One green apple
  • One glass of water (200 ml – 7 fluid ounces)
  • A little bit of cinnamon powder


  • Begin by washing and cutting the apple into small pieces. It is not necessary to peal it since it is precisely in the skin where there are most of its beneficial properties that will help to reduce cholesterol.
  • Now boil the glass of water along with the oats until fully cooked. Very easy.
  • After about 10 minutes, add the apple pieces, allowing them to cook for another 20 minutes. When you see that the apple is very soft, turn off the heat.
  • The next step? Place this mixture in the blender and blend until it is smooth. When you are ready to drink it, sprinkle a little cinnamon powder on top. This is a great idea for breakfast.

2. Oats with pear



  • One pear
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of instant oatmeal
  • A glass of water
  • 20 grams (0.7 ounces) of honey


This is ideal for your breakfast or, if you wish, for your dinner. To prepare it, you should begin by heating the glass of water in a pan, so that afterward you can add the oats to be cooked. Once they have acquired an adequately sticky consistency, add a tablespoon of honey to give it more flavor.

Next clean the pear and cut it into small pieces (do not remove the skin). Pears are also ideal for combating cholesterol and when combined with oats their potential benefits are even greater. Put the oatmeal in your favorite bowl and then add the pieces of pear. This is delicious and you will have both a nutritious and healthy breakfast. Just try it!

3. Oats with plums



  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of instant oatmeal
  • 2 plums
  • 3 walnuts
  • A glass of water


  • You should keep in mind that the three best fruits to help fight cholesterol are apples, pears and plums. However, after these, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi and grapes will also be of great benefit, so you can use any combination you desire when you are preparing your morning oats, to help reduce cholesterol.
  • In this case, the first thing to do is cook oats as part of your daily routine. Boil the water and add the oats so they begin cooking. While they are cooking, you can prepare the plums by pealing them and removing their pit. Also cut the walnuts and put them aside for later use.
  • Once you have the oats ready, place them in your favorite bowl and then add the plums and walnuts. This breakfast is an authentic remedy to help fight high cholesterol. Further, it helps keep your waistline slim and you begin each day with proper nutrition.

In addition to this resource of oats, don’t forget to eat well throughout the day and to do a little exercise each day. Just as we have recommended before in our articles, it is enough to go for a 30 minute walk each day. If you take along a friend or your spouse, it will be even more enjoyable. Start caring for your health a little bit more today!