National Oatmeal Month
You probably rolled your eyes at her, but Mom was doing you a big favor when she plopped that bowl of oatmeal down in front of you. Oats are good for you. The health benefits of of oats are many. The Whole Grains Council has listed out just a few of them on their website - oats increase appetite control hormones, reduce bad cholesterol, aide digestion, help to improve immune system defenses, and help control blood pressure. Quite a list, and that’s just a few of the benefits of eating oats. Oats can also be used on the outside as part of a facial scrub or poultice. Finding a way to eat oats other than just in oatmeal form isn’t hard either. How about serving up some “spicy oat crusted chicken”, or perhaps using oats as part of your meatloaf or hamburger mixture. There are also numerous bread recipes that include oats, and of course an all time favorite - oatmeal raisin cookies. However you like your oats, rest assured, you’re doing yourself and your loved ones a big favor whenever you serve up oats, as they have more protein and healthy fats and lower carbohydrates than many other whole grains. And by the way, happy National Oatmeal Month.