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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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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.

4:57PM PDT on Oct 25, 2013

Interesting! Thanks for sharing~

5:29PM PDT on Oct 12, 2013

Good to know, thank you.

8:40AM PDT on Jul 1, 2013

Thank you.

9:07AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

I enjoyed that read.I also eat quite a lot of oatmeal when camping because I don't need refrigerator and it has no conservatives in it ..just a little water ..and is good to go.

5:37PM PDT on Jun 12, 2013

thank you

6:52AM PDT on Jun 12, 2013

These "List" articles always miss the most important reason, and in this particular case that reason is "Eating oatmeal means you are NOT EATING something considerably less healthy for you" ... Like??? ... How about that cereal that claims it lowers your cholesterol, for example... Wouldn't feed that to my compost pile...

1:11AM PDT on May 18, 2013

Thank you :)

5:56AM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

thanks

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