He indicated that oatmeal has been shown to reduce cholesterol, including LDL (bad) cholesterol. The reason is that it contains soluble fiber, which appears to reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines. Oat fiber also helps improve blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. And as if that was not enough, oats contain phytochemicals that help reduce the risk for heart disease and have other health benefits.
Not a big fan of early morning breakfast, I have been taking oatmeal square to work 3 of 4 times a weak. While not expensive (about $0.50 each), they are pre-packaged and have preservatives in them. I found a recipe for Peanutty Oatmeal Bars that I have asked Beth to give a try, and we will go from there.
If you are interested, here is the recipe:
1 cup cooked oatmeal
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 medium egg
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips (we will skip these)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an eight-by-eight-inch-square baking pan,. Mix all of the ingredients together, and spread in the pan. Bake 30 minutes. Cool for about 15 minutes, then cut into squares.