The Right Way to Prepare Oatmeal and 5 Tips for Making It Better

Use these simple tricks to make the world’s healthiest breakfast even better.

Oatmeal is one of the healthiest breakfasts. It's high in soluble fiber, which may help to lower "bad" LDL cholesterol and helps keep you feeling full longer. It has a healthy amount of protein, which, in conjunction with fiber, will help you feel satisfied too. Plus oatmeal is a low-glycemic-index (GI) food—and research suggests that eating a low-GI meal before you exercise may help you burn more fat.

Oatmeal is an ideal breakfast for the cooler months. And if you're going to enjoy it every day, make it as tasty and healthy as possible. Here are 5 tips for the best bowl of oatmeal:

Matthew Thompson, Associate Food Editor

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