Healthy Hot Cereal

Maybe most people don't like to eat hot cereal, but there are some that do like their oatmeal or oatbran due to the lowering of cholesterol properties.

Oatmeal is good to eat when you are sick.  It is calming on the stomach. It helps lower your weight and helps with type 2 diabetes.  It also helps reduce blood pressure.

Oatbran helps with your immune system and with athletic performance as well as the above listed items for oatmeal.

We eat a lot of hot cereal in our house.  To make it more nutritious we add the following ingredients:

Ground Cinnamon - Lowers cholesterol, helps regulate blood sugar, reduces the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells,  fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices.  At least 1/2 teaspoon daily is recommended.

Ground Flax Seedsexcellent sources of omega-3s, great sources of fiber - One tablespoon contains three grams of fiber, can help reduce the inflammation that leads to conditions such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, migraine headaches, and osteoporosis.  Start out with 1/2 teaspoon, build up to 4 tablespoons.  Grind in blender.  Store in refrigerator.

Shredded Coconut - helps with heart health, helps burn fat, Those suffering from chronic infections may also benefit from eating shredded coconut, due to the anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties it contains.  We have about 2 tablespoons each day.

Coconut Oil - Good for weight loss, skin care, hair care, increased immunity, heart disease, proper digestion, cancer.  Recommended daily dose is 3-4 tablespoons daily.

Ground Ginger Root - Boosts your immune system, helps fight flatulence, helps fight off food poisoning and bloating, can help with morning sickness and motion sickness.  At least 1/2 teaspoon daily is recommended.

Sometimes we add other things like fresh blueberries and strawberries, raisins and dried cranberries.

We want to stay healthy and this is an excellent way to help us do this.

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