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Say whOAT?.......Oatmeal

Oatmeal!!! Did I hear you say “yuck”? Well, this is the response I get from people when I recommend it as a healthy meal. I remember as a kid, it took me hours to finish up this meal, as I often broke into a sweat, wondering why this bland meal had to be included on our menu often! I soon found out its importance and that’s what I want share with you: After reading this, we hope that oatmeal makes it to ‘top 5’ on your menu subsequently. Oats, known scientifically as Avena sativa, are a hardy cereal grain able to withstand poor soil conditions in which other crops are unable to thrive. Oats gain part of their distinctive flavor from the roasting process that they undergo after being harvested and cleaned. Although oats are then hulled, this process does not strip away their bran and germ allowing them to retain a concentrated source of their fiber and nutrients. [i] making it one of the healthiest meals. Oatmeal is a porridge made from oats or its grounded groats like cornmeal, peasemea…