Oatmeal Diet Recipes
Apple Snapple Oatmeal
For you oatmeal diet plan we have a nice oatmeal diet recipe to try out: oatmeal with apples.
- 1 medium apple or pear
- 3 cups apple juice or cider
- 1 and 1/3 cups regular rolled oats
- 1/4 cup raisins or chopped pitted dates
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- milk (if you like)
- brown sugar (if you like)
Cut the apple or pear into 4 pieces. Chop each piece.
In a saucepan, put the chopped apple or pear, apple juice or cider, oats, raisins or dates, and cinnamon. Stir with a wooden spoon to mix. Turn the burner to medium-high heat. Cook just till bubbly. Turn the burner to low. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring now and then. Remove the saucepan from the burner.
With a large spoon, put the oatmeal into 4 cereal bowls. Serve immediately with milk and brown sugar, if you like.
How much Oatmeal do you need
Most people should get 5 to 10 grams of soluble fiber a day. But most people only get 3 or 4 grams. So you should aim to double or triple your intake by consciously adding soluble fiber to foods.
There are 3 grams of soluble fiber in 1.5 cups of oatmeal, enough to lower your cholesterol, according to the American Dietetic Association. It may be a bit much for breakfast, so just add in oatmeal or bran to dishes at other times of the day.
Low-Cholesterol Diet Includes:
- Fatty Fish
- Plant Sterols and Stanols
- Oatmeal and Oat Bran
- Soy Protein
There's plenty of evidence that a oatmeal diet lowers cholesterol levels. It's such a well-accepted belief that the FDA gave it the status of a "health claim" in 1997. This allows manufacturers to advertise the heart-healthy benefits on boxes of oatmeal and other products.