Having a multifaceted health aura around it, oats is a top ranker in the list of superfoods. This superfood is always the preferred cereal grain for preventive treatment in the case of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, blood pressure and even bowel function. Oats contain a specific type of soluble fibre called beta-glucans, which is known to lower cholesterol. This soluble fibre breaks down, as it passes through the digestive tract, forming a gel that traps substances related to cholesterol, causing a reduction in its absorption from the bloodstream. The bad cholesterol (LDL) is trapped without lowering the good cholesterol (HDL). Apart from its selective lipid-binding role, oats also are one.