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Make your oatmeal with milk instead of water
Elaine Magee, MPH, RD posted:
Make Your Oatmeal With Milk For Maximum Calcium Thanks To Magnesium

Fiber in general (phytate and oxalate in particular) does decrease calcium absorption. It does this by combining with minerals to form complexes that the body can't absorb as well in the small intestines.

Add magnesium into the picture though, and it increases calcium absorption in the intestines. Guess what contains magnesium AND calcium? MILK!

I like the taste of making my homemade OR instant oatmeal with skim milk instead of water, but now here is a nutritional reason to do so.
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jis4judy responded:
me too I like my oatmeal cooked in skim milk it tastes better too
Hugs Judy:)

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