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Old 02-09-2007, 08:18 AM   #1
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Exclamation Oatmeal Can Help Remove Bad Cholesterol!

According to the American Heart Association, if you eat a bowl of oatmeal every morning for a month, you could see a much lower level in your body's bad cholesterol.

Today, I started eating oatmeal, and will continue it to see if they are right. As you all know, cholesterol, or too much of it, can impair your heart's normal functions.

It can keep your heart from doing its job of pumping blood throughout your body normally. High blood pressure, among other things, can result from this.

A bowl of oatmeal each morning for a month could help your heart return to doing a better job of keeping blood moving at the normal rate. It could help you keep the bad cholesterol at bay.

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Old 02-09-2007, 08:21 AM   #2
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I have been eating oatmeal everyday for years. The best kind to eat is steel cut oats. They take longer to cook, but are very tasty and very good for you!
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Old 02-09-2007, 08:29 AM   #3
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I have been eating it off and on every morning for almost 3 years. I am 24 and run about 30-35 miles a week and I eat because my dads family has had issues in the past with high colesterol.

I eat the quaker oatmeal, I buy the big container and take some with me to work every morning. I add raisins and a little brown surgar to it to give it some flavor. The best thing I like about it is how filling it is. Since I have been increasing my running I sometimes want to eat just about anything I see but this actually fills me up for about an hour so.

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Old 02-09-2007, 08:32 AM   #4
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Oatmeal also helps keep you regular. I always knew that it provides an excellent
source of fiber and is good for your heart.

It gives you good fiber results - something that the body needs anyway, and it could also help prevent the possibility of getting colon cancer.

It's almost like eating veggies everyday. If you miss out on eating a fair amount of veggies, oatmeal can filll in and replace what you might not otherwise get from fresh or frozen veggies.
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Old 02-09-2007, 09:12 AM   #5
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My hubby & I eat steel cut oats almost every morning.

I use a short cut, the night before I boil 2 cups of water, add 1/2 C oats cover and turn the heat off. In the a.m. I just need to cook the oats about 10 minutes. This saves mucho time.
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Old 02-09-2007, 09:22 AM   #6
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The oatmeal that I had this morning was Quaker Instant.

I think I might have put just a little too much boiling water into it. Had to eat it fast because it was getting cold, and would have turned slimey like okra.

Maypo is also good for fighting cholesteral as well! Since it is also oatmeal, but flavored with maple.

Cheerios also helps in the fight against cholesterol, since it's made from oat flour.
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Old 02-09-2007, 10:48 AM   #7
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I tend to eat quick oats quite regularly. Just this morning, I had them one of my favourite ways:

1/2C oats
1/2C apple juice
1T sugar free caramel syrup (like DaVinci)
Splash of maple extract
Splash of vanilla extract
Top up with water to a total of 1C liquid
Cinnamon to taste
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

Microwave on high for about 2 minutes. Remove and stir, will still be runny.

Stir in some golden raisins and pecans, add a bit more cinnamon if you want (I do, I love the stuff). Let sit for a couple of minutes.

Enjoy.
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Under 200 is the goal. Eating a bowl of oatmeal every day COULD lower your cholesterol by UP TO 7 points. If my cholesterol was 206, I do not think I would be working too hard at lowering it. In fact, at my last checkup, mine was at 216, without medication, and I am not worried about it.
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Originally Posted by Silver
I tend to eat quick oats quite regularly. Just this morning, I had them one of my favourite ways:

1/2C oats
1/2C apple juice
1T sugar free caramel syrup (like DaVinci)
Splash of maple extract
Splash of vanilla extract
Top up with water to a total of 1C liquid
Cinnamon to taste
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

Microwave on high for about 2 minutes. Remove and stir, will still be runny.

Stir in some golden raisins and pecans, add a bit more cinnamon if you want (I do, I love the stuff). Let sit for a couple of minutes.

Enjoy.
You are someone who knows how to make oatmeal!!! Sometimes I add granola and on occassion grape nuts cereal. You do have to let it set for a few minutes after you bring it to temperature, stovetop or microwave. It really depends on the type of oatmeal. Some grinds of oats are thinner than others....(thicker: cracked oats, rolled oats), (thinner: quick cooking, and instant variety)
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:14 PM   #10
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What a good idea to put the protein powder in. My hubby makes me a protein shake every morning, bless his heart, but I like to eat something once and awhile instead of drink - good way to get protein.
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