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March 8, 2016

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Oats are high in fiber, which is known for its ability to reduce cholesterol levels. When ingested, soluble fiber helps pull excess cholesterol from the bloodstream. Individuals are left with lower cholesterol levels and a lower risk for heart disease.


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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Looking to spice up your morning breakfast? This oatmeal has it all—spices, dried fruit, and some sweetness!


1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
2/3 cup apple juice concentrate
1 1/3 cups water
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins or currants (optional)


Combine oats, apple juice concentrate, water, and cinnamon in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer, then cover and cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in raisins or currants, if using. Let stand 3 minutes before serving.

Per 1-cup serving: Calories: 312; Fat: 2.9 g; Saturated Fat: 0.5 g; Calories from Fat: 8.4%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 7 g; Carbohydrates: 66 g; Sugar: 32.9 g; Fiber: 4.7 g; Sodium: 29 mg; Calcium: 51 mg; Iron: 2.8 mg; Vitamin C: 2.1 mg; Beta Carotene: 0 mcg; Vitamin E: 0.3 mg

Source: Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer, by Vesanto Melina, M.S., R.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D.

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