Bowl of Oatmeal

Have a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. Why? For starters, it may help you shed unwanted pounds. In one study, participants who had oatmeal for breakfast ate...

Have a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. Why? For starters, it may help you shed unwanted pounds. In one study, participants who had oatmeal for breakfast ate 30 percent fewer calories at lunch compared to those who had cornflakes. Oats are complex carbs, so they digest slowly and keep blood sugar steady, which fends off hunger and may help control type 2 diabetes. Oatmeal also acts like a sponge during digestion by soaking up excess cholesterol for faster excretion, which can lower risk of heart disease, says Dee Sandquist, R. D., an American Dietetic Association spokesperson.