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Eat More Oatmeal!

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I just learned in my Nutrition class that the fiber in oatmeal binds to bile during the digestion process. Every bowl of oatmeal you eat will literally flush cholesterol right out of your body.

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Bile is made of 70% cholesterol, and is usually recycled within the body. However, when oatmeal flushes it out, the body has to draw cholesterol from the blood to make more!
- Submitted by REDMAIJ 8/10/2010 in Staying Healthy | 9 Comments
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NORTHWOODSMOM8 3/30/2011 11:43:00 AM

    I just had oatmeal this morning with strawberries, bananas and ground flax seed. SO YUMMY! It tasted so good, and I thought to myself, I need to have oatmeal more often! And then I read your secret! Now I'm REALLY motivated to eat it more often! emoticon
VANISHINGLILY 9/18/2010 5:37:00 AM

    the scottish typically have porridge oats made with water a salt... generally not to my liking however made with milk its rather yummy. Using the oats to make healthier cereal bars/flapjacks/granola that you are able to measure wot u add can also vary it. Plus just adding uncooked oats to yogurt makes a satisfing and yummy snack or brekkie
SLEEKKITTY 9/9/2010 11:50:00 PM

    I eat oatmeal every morning and vary it by adding cocoa powder and some sweetner, or cinnamon and walnuts, or sliced bananas, raisins, etc. I am addicted to it.
CREATIVECALICO 8/10/2010 11:14:00 AM

    JAYEACTS, I make something similar to oatmeal for breakfast that is much yummier AND adds more protein and fruit. The night before, I mash one small banana with a tablespoon of nut butter. Mix in a half cut of whole old fashioned oats and top with 1 cup of frozen berries. Then in the morning you have a delicious breakfast!
JAYEACTS 8/10/2010 10:06:00 AM

    Any hints as to make oatmeal palatable? I realllllllllllly don't like it and know that it is an excellent tool to lower cholesterol. Sniff!!
Ms. Jaye

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NONIE68 8/10/2010 7:20:00 AM

    Wow this is so interesting. Oatmeal is all good because it does fill you up as well. Who would of thought. emoticon
MYSPARKS7 8/10/2010 6:42:00 AM

    Isn't that great, I love oatmeal be it hot or oatmeal squares or cheerios.
JAMBUTTER 8/10/2010 4:09:00 AM

    Yes,oatmeal is the best 4 breakfast n 4 lowering cholesterol.
SAFETYSUE 8/10/2010 3:43:00 AM

    Wow my favorite meal and it is that good for me as well!!!

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