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The One Food You Should Eat Every Day


Breakfast is, in fact, the most important meal of the day. It not only provides essential daily nutrients such as protein, fiber, calcium and carbohydrates, but it also helps improve school performance, maintain a healthy weight, and boost your energy levels. That’s why the one food you should eat every day is oatmeal.

A while ago, I observed that my grandma eats oatmeal every morning and fed her mother, my great-grandmother, oatmeal every morning. My great grandmother lived past 90. Besides that, my grandmother is the healthiest overall out of all of my grandparents all because she made it a habit of eating oatmeal almost every morning. She said so herself!
Here's why you should consider this breakfast behavior too: 

Health Benefits:

Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth. They’re a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of necessary vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. Oatmeal is known for lowering cholesterol. It’s important to maintain a healthy level of cholesterol because high cholesterol significantly increases an individual’s risk of heart disease and stroke, especially if it goes untreated. Also, Oatmeal is a whole grain that is high in fiber and aids in weight loss by making you feel fuller longer and less inclined to eat processed snacks or fast food.

Financial Benefits:

Oatmeal is inexpensive in comparison to cold cereals. At approximately $3 per box plus the cost of organic milk, that’s another $6.00 per week; you could be spending close to $10 each week just on our morning breakfast. By switching to oatmeal (which costs approximately $3, can be cooked with water, and lasts two weeks), you can save up to $7 a week on breakfast! If oatmeal is a dish you dislike, there are many ways to make it and eat it. Put it in your pancake mix. Add berries! Or add it to your smoothies!

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