Ask the experts: Cholesterol and gluten intolerance
Q: "What is a good substitute for lowering cholesterol (in place of oats or porridge) if you are gluten intolerant?"
Annette Tarrant, via email
A: Advanced accredited practising dietitian, and HFG editoral advisor, Sue Shepherd offers the following advice:
“Foods that are good sources of soluble fibre have been shown to help lower cholesterol. Gluten-free foods that are high in soluble fibre include: rice bran, psyllium husks, chia seed, amaranth, quinoa, legumes (such as baked beans, kidney beans and soy beans), lentils, chickpeas and fruit (preferably with the skin on).”