It’s proven far more easy to wean a baby from breast milk than an adult from cow’s milk, despite the studies showing cow’s milk to be a high cholesterol food. But now milk lovers have another option… a healthier option, a LDL-lowering option: oat milk. A randomized, controlled, double-blind study investigated oat milk’s impact on cholesterol levels in men. The study, reported in the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, revealed significantly lower total cholesterol levels and LDL cholesterol levels. The result are important considering cholesterol is a risk factor for serious diseases. The results are also impactful because oats will now grow in popularity, thus raising their prices. Stock up now, and while you are at it, research oat milk recipes. It’s simple to make. Of course, you can buy ready-made oat milk as well. Try it for 30 days and see if it makes a difference.
Onning G, Wallmark A, Persson M, Akesson B, Elmståhl S, Oste R. Consumption of oat milk for 5 weeks lowers serum cholesterol and LDL cholesterol in free-living men with moderate hypercholesterolemia. Ann Nutr Metab. 1999;43(5):301-9. PubMed PMID: 10749030. – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10749030