I’ve decided that my new favorite way to eat oatmeal is with just the cinnamon, which I choose most of the time, because this combination is quick, easy, and tasty and, as I recently learned, packs a powerful punch of nutrition!
I had already known the health benefits of oatmeal. It is high in soluble fiber, therefore helping to: lower cholesterol, reduce high blood pressure, stabilize blood sugar, control weight, boost the immune system and decrease the risk of diabetes.
I wasn’t, however, quite aware of cinnamon’s power. All I knew was that it made the oatmeal delicious! So I did a bit of research and this is what I found:
An effective portion size is .5-2 teaspoons per day. I’m probably putting 3 teaspoons on my oatmeal, so maybe I will cut back a little and substitute a chocolate chip or two!