What better to start out the day with than a steamy hot bowl of oatmeal, swimming in milk, or cream if your arteries can handle it, and even better with drizzle of honey, and better yet with a bit of cinnamon, and still better with bits of apple.
Oatmeal is rather miraculous in that it not only has no cholesterol, (no plant products do) it actually carries fat and cholesterol away; now how good I that? And dig this: oatmeal has more protein than eggs! One quarter cup of raw oatmeal contains 6.59 gram of protein. One large egg contains 6 grams. Sure oatmeal has a lot of carbs, good carbs, comple carbs. Remember, there are carbs and then there are carbs. Not all carbs are the villains that some fad diets make them out to be.
And here’s some good oatmeal news, ALL oatmeal is microwave oatmeal. Well, not the expensive imported from Scotland steel-cut oats that are in chunks instead of flakes. You don’t have to buy those little expensive packets that often have crap you don’t want to eat in them.
Put one quarter cup of oatmeal in a bowl, add just enough water to cover and nuke for 1 to 3 minutes, depending on your taste and your microwave.
One quarter cup of raw oatmeal (without milk or honey) contains:
Calories – 150
Total Fat – 2.69 g
Saturated fat – 0.475
Polyunsaturated fat - 0,989g
Monounsaturated fat – 0.849g
Cholesterol – 0g
Sodium – 1mg
Potassium – 169mg
Total Carbohydrates 25.85g