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Old 02-16-2007, 10:46 AM   #41
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Wow. Yet another Canadian thing that I just assumed you had in the US too. Sorry Corey. If you can't get fruit bars, carry a baggie with dried apricots or raisins or something with you. Trail mix is good too. Sorry for the confusion.

Oh, and my youngest daughter has just discovered the wonders of oatmeal. Its her breakfast of choice now. I'm wondering just how low your cholesterol can go, the kids is so danged skinny and eats such a healthy diet (most of the time!) her numbers might be on the negative end if she eats too much more oatmeal!
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:28 PM   #42
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Corey, we have all kinds of bars in the supermarkets here. I believe they are in the health section with the protein drinks. Just ask when you walk in the market.

Mr HB carries them for his 3:00 snack. Many of the bars are based on oatmeal because it is well known to have so many health benefits.
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:51 AM   #43
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Yeah, and then there's the natural cereals which also have tons of oatmeal.

While in one of the convenience stores in my area, I was getting something to drink, and happened upon OATMEAL DRINK! It comes in small cans.

Has anyone ever tried this yet? I was afraid to.
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:22 AM   #44
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I have some homemade oatmeal, applesauce and dried fruit cookies for breakfast and snack everyday. They're yummy.

1/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup apple sauce
1 egg
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup dried mixed berries
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:22 AM   #45
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Oatmeal drink, what WILL they think of next?

You know, eating whole grains is very important and CAN lower your cholesterol as PART of a healthy diet. Its by no means a cure all, and is not very miraculous. It really needs to be just one part of a whole different lifestyle to really work.

Sorry, didn't mean to be a downer or killjoy. Just wanted to make sure no one was thinking this would cure them of high cholesterol.
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:32 AM   #46
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Oh yes, I know that it won't. My doc even told me that.

Notice, if you will, that I titled this thread "Oatmeal Can Help Remove bad Cholesterol", with the key word being Help. So that no one interprets this the wrong way, everyone SHOULD still see their doctor in helping to reduce bad cholesterol.

But I'm happy to report that I've successfully passed the stress test! Didn't pass the pulminary (breathing) test though. The lungs are at a slightly less breathing capacity.
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Old 02-18-2007, 02:53 PM   #47
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Yes Oatmeal is a healthy food. Here is a Oatmeal Health Cookie

1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
3 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup dried carnberries or other dried fruit cherries, blueberries (soak dried fruit in organge juice (just to cover dried fruit)
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
7/8 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Drop tablespoon on baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake 350 oven
12-15 minutes. Depending on size makes 2 dozen
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:12 AM   #48
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I just had to come and give my 2 cents.
I am also trying to lower my cholesterol
I have just discovered "Old Fasion Steel Cut Oats.''
This is good stuff! You won't go to back to the flakes after trying this.It's a bit more trouble but well worth it.
This is what I did.
I mixed 1 cup of the oats with 4 cups boiling water,covered it and let it soak overnight.I then put it on the stove at Medium and let it simmer 20 minutes.I spooned in a container; put it in the refrigerator.The next day it is thick like cold polenta. I spoon a potion off, put in my cereal bowl;microwaved 2 minutes,topped with a bit of brown sugar and a bit of milk.This is absolutely the best oatmeal ever.And the nice part is your oatmeal is ready in 2 minutes every morning. Give it a try!
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:25 AM   #49
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I soak my oatmeal overnight in milk, then heat it in the microwave with a little more milk to loosen it up and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

When it is done, I add about 1/2 cup of frozen fruit.

or

Instead of the fruit, sometimes I mix in some canned pumpkin, sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice and a bit of sugar.
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:36 AM   #50
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I eat steel cut oats every morning. I add some ground flax seed, cinnamon, nutmeg and blueberries. I love dried figs too but not often (way more calories!)

Jan, the pumpkin sounds so yummmy!!
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