he thought o having toscar down a plain bowl omundane oatmeal zapped inthe microwave with water justto adhere to your diet isn’t exactlyappetizing. While it’s true that oatsare quick, easy and convenient, theyleave much to be desired in terms otaste, excitement and variety. Thatis, unless you know how to spicethem up. Let’s rst take a look at thissuper carbohydrate beore we writeit o in avor o sweet potatoes orwheat pasta.For starters, the known healthbenets o oats are simply amazing.More than 40 studies have proventhat oats have the eect o loweringLDL “bad” cholesterol. This benetis due to the high amount o solubleber present in this super grain, whichhas been proven to lower the risko heart disease as well. And while
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on the subject o ber, it’s importantto point out that meeting daily berrequirements is necessary to maintainhealthy gastrointestinal unction.Some studies show that individualswith adequate daily ber intake havebetter weight management as well.Oatmeal is an incredible wholegrain. The Food Pyramid recommendsthat hal your grain intake come romwhole grains. Necessary vitamins andnutrients ound in the bran and germ othe grain are lost in the milling processo rened “white” grains. Whole grainsprovide satiety (eeling o ullness),promote digestive health, lower bloodpressure and cholesterol and lower risko developing colon, stomach, rectaland prostate cancers. Whole grainsmay also reduce risk o developingType 2 diabetes and help control bloodsugar among diabetics. Whole grainssuch as oatmeal are broken down by
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80 perent o Amerianhouseholds have oatmeal intheir upboards.
The most popular toppings oroatmeal are milk, sugar, ruitand butter.
Oatmeal osts about 15 entsper serving.
January is Oatmeal Month,reated by the Quakerompany in the 1980’s.
Oatmeal ookies are thenumber one non-ereal useor oatmeal, ollowed bymeatloa.
An 18-oune ontainer oQuaker Old Fashioned Oatsontains 26,000 rolled oats.