Do you eat oats?

Philippines
January 5, 2007 11:12am CST
As a kid my grandpa have a habit of cooking too much oatmeal for himself and giving some of them to me. I love eating oatmeal in the morning, specially when I mix milk into it. I haven't tried mixing fruits into my oatmeal though. There are more ways to eat oats, cookies, oat crackers, oat bars with fruit. The popularity of oatmeal and other oat products increased after the January 1997 decision by the Food and Drug Administration that food with a lot of oat bran or rolled oats can carry a label claiming it may reduce the risk of heart disease, when combined with a low-fat diet. So how many of you eat oats (in any way) at least once a week?
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@franxexces (1096)
• Philippines
14 May 07
oatmeal cookies - I love them!!!
I don't eat oatmeal.. I don't like the taste and especially the smell. I know of people who eat oatmeal because their on a diet. I don't eat the traditional oatmeal but I love oatmeal cookies!!! yummm..
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• Philippines
22 May 07
I love oatmeal cookies too! Too bad I don't know how to bake them... Thanks for replying!
• Philippines
22 May 07
That's not a problem cause you can always buy them.. I have a friend who sells oatmeal cookies and they have it with dried mangoes.. it really tastes good. In case you want to try baking oatmeal cookies here's a recipe.. you can ask help when making the cookies anyway. Ingredients: 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 1/4 cup butter* 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1 cup granulated cane sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup water 1 teaspoon real vanilla 1 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon sea salt*** 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3 cups oatmeal 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips Instructions: Preheat oven to 350F. Cream the shortening, butter, sugars, and egg until they get that wonderful yellow color. Add the water and vanilla and process until mixed. Sift the flour, salt, and soda together and beat into the butter-sugar mixture. Fold in the oatmeal. (Mixture will be stiff.) Mix in the chocolate chips. Use the "drop" method to make the cookies, spooning out about a tablespoon of batter for each cookie onto a prepared cookie sheet. Leave the cookie mounds rounded for chewier cookies or flatten them slightly with a fork for crunchier cookies. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
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• Philippines
7 Jun 07
Hey thanks for the recipe I'll try this one, I hope I won't burn the whole batch. Hahaha!
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
15 Jan 07
I like eating oatmeal for breakfast. I get on a roll and eat it 3 or 4 days in a row. Then I lose my taste for it. So, I will eat regular cereals for a few days. I sometimes mix spices in it to give it some flavor. Like ginger, nutmeg or cinnamon. It is filling and a great food that is lower cost. I would like to believe all the health benefits, but who knows for sure.
• Philippines
16 Jan 07
When this happens to me I see to it that my alternative food is healthy too. I'll try to mix nutmeg and cinnamon in my oatmeal to make it taste a little different.
@suscan (1955)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I like to add some fruits .bananas and raisins are great, and if you like nuts try some walnuts
• Philippines
22 May 07
^ I tried adding some raisins and it tastes just like eating an oatmeal raisin cookie!
@mysiraylon (1102)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Never did like it much like probably you do, but my sister Josephine and Yolanda loves it maybe they also aware about its benefits in counteracting bad cholesterols. Well I just don't enjoy the taste that perhaps is the reason.
• Philippines
8 Jan 07
There are more ways to eat oats than pouring hot water on it, there are energy bars made from oats filled with fruits. Thanks for replying!
• United States
8 Jan 07
Hey friend no problem... just throw me a couple of bars before your trip to Boracay with your family. (joke only)
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• Philippines
26 Jan 07
^ Well if you're going to the Philippines then I might give you some :) Thanks for Replying!
@104090 (470)
• India
5 Jan 07
In my country usaually we won't take this. But I somewhere i heard about this and its benefits so i started to my daughter regularly.( yes Like your grandpa)
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• Philippines
8 Jan 07
Most grandparents are health buffs.. :) Thanks for replying!
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
yes it is...one of my fav.breakfast is oats..i like it so much!!!delicioso:)
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@angelco (347)
• Philippines
22 May 07
yes i eat oatmeal because it is rich in fiber and im always constipated thats why i need to take oatmeal everyday and it helps me a lot :)
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• Philippines
7 Jun 07
Maybe you need to drink more water along with the oats to help ease the constipation. Thanks for the reply!
@Kaldonya (278)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Yep! I could eat it almost everyday for breakfast. Sometimes I even enjoy it as a late night snack. I rather enjoy a good bowl of oatmeal - just not plain. I like some brown sugar or maple syrup added to it for flavor. Do you think that defeats the health benefits purpose? I also really enjoy Quaker instant oatmeal packets. My husband only likes the old fashioned oats.
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• Philippines
26 Jan 07
Hi everyone! Thanks to all who responded to my topic! Keep on eating oats so that we'll all be healthy this year 2007 and the coming years! Thanks again!
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
14 Jan 07
Oh yes! I have a bowl daily! Sometimes I also have it as a bedtime snack. I add fresh strawberries or bananas or some frozen blueberries...Yum! I also put oatmeal into my meatloaf rather than bread! The health benefits of oatmeal are numerous! It helps to fight cancer, helps regulate blood sugar, lowers 'bad' cholesterol while raising 'good' cholesterol. It is just a 'wonder' food! The following website outlines its many benefits! http://health.learninginfo.org/benefits-oatmeal.htm
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• Philippines
15 Jan 07
Great website! Thanks for sharing it with us.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
14 Jan 07
I just love Oatmeal cookies. it's so good. do you have A subway in your town? I always like to go to subway and get oatmeal cookies they were 3/1.00 now they went up 1.39 it's Ok. because I still will buy them at subway.
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• Philippines
22 May 07
Yes there is a subway in our town but mostly they sell sandwiches. I buy oatmeal cookies in starbucks, mrs.fields and the supermarket.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
14 Jan 07
I just love Oatmeal cookies. it's so good. do you have A subway in your town? I always like to go to subway and get oatmeal cookies they were 3/1.00 now they went up 1.39 it's Ok. because I still will buy them at subway.
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• Philippines
15 Jan 07
Do you mean Subway as in the place that sells sandwiches or the underground train? There are many stores here that sells oatmeal cookies, some of them are sugar free while some have chocolate chips in the cookies. I'd like to learn how to cook oatmeal cookies so that I wouldn't have to buy again, it's much cheaper to make cookies by yiurself.
@nnsb75 (632)
• United States
6 Jan 07
I don't eat oatmeal but I serve it sometimes for breakfast to my stepson and my little boy they love that stop specially the strawberry flavor..
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• Philippines
8 Jan 07
Funny how you let your son eat something that you don't eat, try it, it's goof for you. Thanks for replying!
@zack_3004 (1207)
• Malaysia
21 Jan 07
yes. i eat oats. my family love to eat oats. oats is good for our health. it is delicious. i love to eat oats daily
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@arlene_27 (231)
• Philippines
21 Jan 07
I eat oats because I have some problems with my bowel movement. I need to consciously add fiber to my diet if I want it to be regular. Otherwise, I'd suffer from getting bloated and miserable :D
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
21 Jan 07
As a kid we served oatmeal every cold morning in the winter. Now it is important for us to eat them to help reduce our cholesterol. I eat them in the winter more than the summer. I put milk, sugar and butter in mine. They are really good with all thes things in them, but without the sugar I don't like them so much.
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• India
17 Jan 07
used to have!!
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