November 16, 2010

The Oatmeal Obsession

Yes I like many, love oatmeal.
There's just something about a warm creamy bowl of oats that I can't get enough of.
If you haven't caught on to this cult like oatmeal following yet here are some reasons why you should:

  1. The phytochemicals in oats may have cancer-fighting properties
  2. Oats are a good source of nutrients including vitamin E, zinc, selenium, copper, iron, maganese, and magnesium. They are also a good source of protein
  3. Oatmeal can lower blood cholesterol because of a special fiber (betaglucan) found in it which takes out bad cholesterol as it travels through your body
  4. It can aid in weight loss as it makes your tummy feel full. Also oatmeal is only 150 calories per half a cup!
  5. Oats are low in fat and full of carbohydrates so they're a good source of energy
  6. Oatmeal has plenty of vitamin B, which is important for the brain and nervous system to function properly and may help aid in memory function

If these reasons don't get you eating it, (or if you already are) stay tuned because I'm going to be posting some delicious oatmeal recipes!

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