Rolled oats can lower cholesterol levels due to soluble fibre content. also, Rolled oats have oatmeal's high content of complex carbohydrates and water-soluble fibre that encourages slow digestion and stabilizes blood-glucose levels, which can help people with diabetes.
|Rolled Oats cooking on the stove|
I always put cinnamon in my rolled oats along with some walnuts, and fruit of some type, either sliced apples, pears, bananas, or even fresh cranberries or pumpkin puree, depending what fruit is in season. To me oatmeal is one of my comfort foods. I grew up eating oatmeal for breakfast, and my Mom would add in pineapple, apples, or even chocolate chips, yum! There are endless possibilities of fruit, nut, and spice combinations to make the oatmeal palatable. I used to put raisins or craisins in my oatmeal, but they have, too many carbs.. I don't like sugar or milk in my oatmeal, but some people do. You can cook you rolled oats on the stove, like I do on the weekends, or you can cook the oats in the microwave for 2-3 min. Or you can even make Baked Oatmeal with Raisns and Walnuts for a special treat. None of that "instant kind" which has salt and sugar in it. Even when I was working, I made my oatmeal at home in the microwave in a microwave container, took it to work, and heated it up, when I got to work. So if you don't like oatmeal, try adding some fruit, nuts, and spices, and give oatmeal another chance, for your health.
As a side note, I made Lindsey@Gingerbread Bagels Gingerbread Boy Marshmallow Treats with three year old twin boys earlier in the week The picture is of the "undecorated" gingerbread boys. The boys got a little carried away,with the sprinkles and sugar, so no pics of "decorated" the gingerbread boys , but they had a lot of fun making them and eating them, isn't that what is all about:)