National Oatmeal Month
January is National Oatmeal Month. January is the month when more oatmeal is bought than in any other month.
More oatmeal is eaten in January than in any other month of the year! In fact, according to the Quaker Oats Company, Americans bought enough oatmeal in January to make 470 million bowls. To top off all of these bowls of oatmeal, most people add milk, sugar fruit or butter. More unusual toppings include peanut butter, eggnog and cottage cheese. Studies have shown that people who eat oatmeal have healthy hearts, which is one reason why this food has retained its popularity. The soluble fiber in oatmeal can help to lower cholesterol, and oatmeal may also reduce blood pressure. In addition a bowl of oatmeal keeps people feeling full, which leads to less snacking in between meals. Overall, eating a hot bowl of oatmeal in the morning is a very healthy way to start the day!
Oatmeal is an affordable, delicious and nutritious way to start the day, and it is also a versatile ingredient for cooking and baking your favorite recipes. When eaten daily as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, three grams of soluble fiber from oatmeal may reduce the risk of heart disease. For delicious, sweet and savory recipes and more info: Quaker Oatmeal. Web: www.QuakerOats.com.
Origin, History, and Uses of Oat (Avena sativa) and Wheat (Triticum aestivum)