Oatmeal Month


National Oatmeal Month

January is National Oatmeal Month. January is the month when more oatmeal is bought than in any other month.

The Quaker Oats Company reports that:

•  More oatmeal is eaten in January than in any other month of the year

•  Most people add milk, sugar, fruit, or butter [butter on oatmeal?]

•  More unusual toppings are peanut butter, eggnog and cottage cheese.

•  Studies show that people who eat oatmeal have healthy hearts.

•  The soluble fiber in oatmeal can help to lower cholesterol, and oatmeal may also reduce blood pressure.

•  A bowl of oatmeal keeps people feeling full, which leads to less snacking in between meals.

•  When eaten daily, three grams of soluble fiber from oatmeal may reduce the risk of heart disease.

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