Is Eating Breakfast Cereal Good For The Heart?
Eating whole-grain breakfast cereals at least seven times a week is definitely good for the heart. An important study has revealed that this type of eating habit is associated with a lower risk of heart failure. The observational Physicians’ Health Study. Researchers presented their findings at the American Heart Association’s 47th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention in March 2007. The breakfast cereals need to have at least 25% oat or bran in them. The study showed that people who usually ate a whole-grain breakfast cereal everyday for breakfast were 28 per cent less likely to develop heart failure than people who never ate cereal for breakfast or at any other time of the day. The risk of heart failure decreased by 22 percent in those who ate a whole-grain breakfast cereal on several days of the week and by 14 percent in people who only ate it once a week.