There is a high chance of getting a heart disease when we get to the age of about 45 to 55 both in the lives of men and women. This is common in the lives of people that haven’t been watching their diet. At older stages of life, it’s recommended you watch the level of cholesterol present in the foods you consume. This is where oat comes into play. Oats are good for such situation due to the presence of a soluble fiber compound known as beta glucan. This soluble fiber compound binds with the cholesterol present during digestion and allows it flow out of the body instead of remaining in your arteries. Research shows that people that consume a lot of oats, stand a chance of living longer than others.