It seems that our good, old Oatmeal is really, really good for you!  Beta-Glucan is the culprit.  Beta-Glucan is a soluble fiber which slows down the process of food as it passes through the stomach and into the small intestine.  Here are a few good things it does for you:

  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Improves Blood Sugar Control
  • Blocks Some Extra Pounds

Canadian researchers found that a diet consisting of proven cholesterol-lowering foods…including soluble fiber from:

  •  Oats
  • Barley
  •  Psylllium
  • Okra
  • Eggplant

These fiber-filled grains and vegetables worked as well as a statin to lower cholesterol.  Beta-Glucan is also available in capsules.  Go to Doug Kaufman’s website.

I have had a problem with statins of any kind…seem to be sensitive…break-out.  I do not eat but a cup of oatmeal a day as oatmeal will raise my blood sugar…it is also a starch.  I am allowed 2 slices of Ezekiel Bread and 1 cup of oatmeal per day and no other starches.

Each person is different.  That is why each person needs to work with their doctor on diet and medicine.  It helps to research for yourself and test things for yourself as to what your particular body can and cannot take.  Levemier and Humalog were not for me.  Humalog made my blood pressure go up and Levemier caused me swelling in feet and ankles and shortness of breath, which were stated side effects of the medicine in their literature. Now Lantis and Novolog I had no problem with.  Go Figure!

With Your Doctor’s Approval…

 “Whatever Works For You Do It!”

Some information by the Editors of FC&A Medical Publishing

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