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Lowering cholesterol with a pea?

Lowering cholesterol with a pea?

Is it true that eating one raw split pea a day can help lower cholesterol?

To reduce blood cholesterol by about 10% in three or four weeks, you need to consume from 3 to 10 grams of soluble fibre daily. To give you a general idea, each of the following foods will provide you with 3 grams of soluble fibre:

  • 250 ml (1 cup) cooked oatmeal
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) All-Bran Buds™ cereal with psyllium fibre
  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) psyllium powder (sold in natural food stores)
  • 375 ml (1 1/2 cups) chickpeas

As you can see, a single split pea will add a negligible amount of soluble fibre to your diet.

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  1. WELL DONE! Short, concise and extremely understandable. Gives one the balance of % to grams to measures to be able to actually put this knowledge to use. Congratulations!

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