Celebrating National Oatmeal Day

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celebratingIn today’s program, Cathy Isom is celebrating America’s favorite breakfast food. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.

Celebrating National Oatmeal Day

Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, make sure to treat yourself to a bowl of Oatmeal today, in honor of National Oatmeal Day.  Oatmeal is an extremely healthy, versatile food that’s also delicious baked in cookies.

Did you know that the Quaker Man is one of the oldest advertising mascots in America? The Quaker Oats company registered him as the first trademark for a breakfast cereal in 1877.

The many health benefits of eating oatmeal include: lowering cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease, and it may also reduce your risk for cancer.  Oatmeal is also low in fat, low in calories, and a good source of iron and fiber.

Some favorite oatmeal toppings include brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, peaches, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, nuts, and granola. Although there were many variations, most oatmeal recipes began with steel cut oats.

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