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What is an ideal breakfast choice?

Oatmeal, both slow-cooked and instant, can help lower cholesterol levels thanks to its soluble fiber. For oatmeal with a lower glycemic index, choose steel-cut oats over rolled oats (regular, quick, and instant oatmeal). You also may find that you stay full longer after eating steel-cut oats. Make it an even healthier dish by doing the following:
  • Use fat-free milk;
  • Sweeten with apple butter or unsweetened applesauce;
  • Add ground nuts;
  • Add berries or banana slices;
  • Add a teaspoon of flaxseed;
  • Add a dash of cinnamon.

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