Oats are an inexpensive heart healthy meal or snack to incorporate into your day. They're a great way to start the day because they're a complex carbohydrate and contain protein, which means they help keep your glucose levels balanced and fill you up. Those two aspects also make it a great grain for losing weight.
Oatmeal has been advertised for years as a heart healthy meal. Those heart healthy benefits are true when eating whole oats or raw oats, stay clear of the instant oatmeal they are packed with sugar, and artificial ingredients.
Here's a recipe that will help you get the wonderful benefits of oats at the beginning of your day. Make sure your oats are labeled "gluten free" if you want to avoid trace gluten in this recipe!