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10 Benefits Of Oatmeal

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10 Benefits Of Oatmeal

You have to eat oatmeal or you’ll dry up. Anyone knows that.”  –Kay Thompson

Your grandma and the Scots ate oats because they are inexpensive and grow anywhere. I eat it for its taste and nutrition and many other benefits. It’s on my list of Powerfoods that I eat regularly.

It’s really true what the cereal TV commercials say about those “crunchy oat clusters.” They are good for you, particularly if you make your own.

10 Reasons Why I Love Oatmeal

1. Low calorie food; stops cravings.

A cup is only 130 calories!  It also stays in your stomach longer, making you feel full longer.  You will have less hunger and cravings.

2. Provides high levels of fiber, low levels of fat, and high levels of protein.

It’s on the short list for the highest protein levels of any grain.

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).


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4:18AM PDT on Jul 12, 2014

thank you

1:18PM PDT on Jun 24, 2014

Ty . . .hae a bowl of organic extra-thick oats most mornings . . . maternal great grandfather lived to 102yo . . . claimed it was due to eating a hearty bowl of oatmeal every morning and having a daily dose of brewski . . .

8:56PM PDT on Jun 17, 2014

love oatmeal in the winter, so comforting :)

6:10PM PDT on Jun 4, 2014

Oatmeal has unique fiber that is called Beta-glucan that regulates glucose level in blood and reduces cholesterol
To read more about oatmeal benefits from here in Arabic

10:20AM PDT on May 23, 2014

Interesting facts!
Thank you for sharing :)
Just bought some (very expensive) steel-cut oats, and thought they are healthier than the quick-one-minute oats, but now see that all oats are steel-cut.
We learn every day ;)

7:13PM PDT on May 22, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

5:29PM PDT on May 22, 2014

We like to add in rye flakes, too.

4:25AM PDT on May 22, 2014

Simple is the best

1:59AM PST on Dec 13, 2013

feeding a horse :-)

5:28PM PDT on Oct 25, 2013

Oatmeal is marvellous and delightful especially with wild blueberries and maple syrup. It is especially wonderful on a cold winter day when the wind is howling from a blizzard outside and one is warm and cozy inside.

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TY for this, baking without eggs is not easy. I like your tips very much.

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