According to the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, cholesterol levels are at their worst during cold winter months. Marketing Manager at Jungle, Kershnee Kallee, says consumers should look no further than their kitchen cupboards for natural and nutrient-rich products that can help improve cholesterol levels and protect the heart.
‘One of the types of fibre found in Oats – Beta-Glucan - has been known to assist in reducing blood cholesterol levels. This type of natural, soluble fibre, as part of a diet low in saturated fat, can help reduce the risk of heart disease.
Try this delicious recipe for a hearty homemade Oat Bean Soup. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare and perfect for the whole family.
1 onion, sliced
420g (1 can) baked beans
1 beef stock cube
50g Jungle Oats
Additional chopped parsley/coriander or corn for garnishing (optional)
Heat a teaspoon of oil in a saucepan and cook onions until translucent.
Add baked beans and water. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
Add Jungle Oats and cook for 10 minutes.
Purée the mixture in a food processor or blender until it reaches a consistency you like.
Garnish with chopped parsley, coriander or corn and enjoy.