Happy National Oatmeal Month!
Oatmeal is an underappreciated food, don’t you think? People often think of oatmeal as bland and boring, something to be eaten only because it’s “good for you,” not because you actually like it. In truth, oatmeal is an excellent choice, and it’s very “blandness” makes it highly versatile and open to any number of flavorings, from fresh fruit to cinnamon to chopped nuts, suiting practically any palate.
And oatmeal really is a helpful food to eat if you have high cholesterol. The soluble fiber found in oatmeal reduces your body’s absorption of cholesterol during digestion. According to the American Dietetic Association, a healthy diet should include 25 to 35 grams of fiber each day, and soluble fiber should make up about 5 to 10 grams of that.