Bye Bye Bland Breakfast, Hello Healthy

Did you resolve to eat healthier in the new year?  If you did, you might be interested to know that January is National Oatmeal Month.  Hold on—before you have flashbacks to that tasteless bowl of goo your mom used to serve, you should know oatmeal has come a long way!  Oatmeal offers a number of powerful health benefits and can be prepared in exciting and flavorful ways.  It’s also great for weight control, which is why more people eat oatmeal in January than in any other month. Studies show oatmeal may help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.  The secret is oatmeal’s soluble fiber, which helps remove your body’s bad cholesterol while maintaining the good cholesterol.  Soluble fiber and complex carbohydrates also help to control blood glucose levels and slow down your body’s digestion, which helps you feel full longer—and feeling full leads to eating less!  Oatmeal even has implications in lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of certain cancers.  Oatmeal offers all these benefits, in one quick and convenient wonder food already in your kitchen. And what’s better than a healthy breakfast: an easy and versatile breakfast that will never get boring!  Try these delicious and healthy additions to spice up your morning oatmeal:

  • Brown sugar and bananas sliced with the Kyocera slicing knife
  • Fat-free fruit-flavored cream cheese and no-calorie sweetener
  • Sliced almonds and dried cranberries
  • Apples or peaches sliced with the Kyocera adjustable slicer mandoline and sautéed
  • Cherries and vanilla extract
  • Walnuts and sugar-free maple syrup
  • Honey and cinnamon ground with the Kyocera ceramic fine grinder
  • Vegetable juice and hot sauce, for a savory kick
  • Pineapple and raisins
  • Canned pumpkin, cinnamon, and no-calorie sweetener

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