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Why you should eat more OATS
Elaine Magee, MPH, RD posted:
Why should you eat more OATS?
 Recent studies suggest eating oats and oatmeal may:
  • Reduce the risk for elevated blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and weight gain
  • Provide favorable changes physically to LDL particles which would make them less susceptible to oxidation (and therefore less likely to contribute to dhardening of the arteries)
  • Supply unique compounds that may lead to reducing early hardening of the arteries.
What's in oats?
* 3 to 4 grams of fiber (at least one gram of which is soluble fiber) per half cup serving 
* plant protein
* vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.
1/2 cup contains: 
vitamin E (6% of the Daily Value)
vitamin B1 (26% Daily Value)
magnesium (21% Daily Value)
selenium (25% Daily Value)

two important antioxidant phytochemicals in OATS
* avenanthramides (a member of the polyphenol phytochemical family) are thought to have anti-atherosclerotic activity in the body and appear to be found only in oats! 
* phenolic acids (found in most fruits, vegetables, and whole grains)

What's your favorite way to eat oats?  
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Chris_WebMD_Staff responded:
Oh thank you for this Elaine!
My favorite way is oatmeal each morning, in the winter! :)
I love it, or at night as a snack.

Jis4Judy responded:
Hi ladies I like to make Oatmeal I cook it in fat free milk with cranberries and apples topped with wanuts my favorite breakfast I also add oats to my chocolate chip cookies makes them extra yummy..

Hugs Judy:)

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