Oat bran cereal is made completely from bran. It helps to reduce cholesterol, manage constipation. It helps to manage weight loss and maintenance and to manage cholesterol. They are also high in fiber promoting digestive health and lowering cancer risk.
Blueberries, they are high in anti-oxidants which help to improve memory, slow the aging process and boost the immune system.
High in fiber, two tablespoons contain as much fiber as 1 ½ cups of cooked oatmeal. They are high in lignans preventing the growth of unhealthy cells. Flaxseed has 75 times more lignans than any other plant. Two tablespoons of ground flaxseed has more lignans than 30 cups of broccoli. They contain alpha-linolenic acid which is the plant version of omega-3.
Reduce heart attack risk. They have the same healthy fat found in olive oil. They are rich in potassium which is important for nerve transmission and brain function. They are high in magnesium improving blood flow and blood vessel health. Almonds lower cholesterol and lower heart attack risk. They build strong bones and teeth, help to maintain weight. Almonds help to manage blood sugar level and insulin after meals. They also alkalize the body which promotes immune system, boosting energy and lowering the risk of osteoporosis.
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