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Alright I feel like poop and am not going to work where running for three hours will make me feel more like poop, but that doesn't mean I'm going to let the day go to waste. One accomplishment will be to get a real Tear Down Tuesday done. I've decided we should talk about oats. Why? Oatmeal is my current vegan breakfast of choice oats are an ingredient in many delicious dishes!
For a brief overview, oats are a great source of fiber, selenium, and manganese. We all know how much I love fiber. Additionally, they are also a good place to get vitamin B1, magnesium, protein, and phosphorous.
Being a good source of soluble fiber, oats may help prevent heart disease by lowering LDL cholesterol. I did a research paper on soluble fiber a couple months back...I found what I expected to find...soluble fiber is good for your heart. Oats also help to control blood sugar. The American Dietetic Association suggests getting more fiber in your diet by adding oats to things like meatloaf, bread, and cookies.
So there we go. Throughout the week I would love to have your input on oatmeal as well as recipe ideas, but either way I'll provide more information!