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Q. Which is better for breakfast—eggs or oatmeal?

A. Both eggs and oatmeal are great breakfast choices, says Cooper Clinic dietitian Jennifer Neily, R.D. “I love oatmeal because ¾ cup of the dry oats provides 3 grams of soluble oat fiber needed for cholesterol-lowering. If you’re trying to lower your LDL cholesterol, oat fiber is a daily requirement. And even if cholesterol isn’t an issue, switching it up is still a good idea.”

Neily adds that “there’s also something about a hot breakfast that gives a ‘stick to the ribs’ feeling and is very satiating for most people.” For some extra protein, she advises, make it with nonfat or 1% milk or vanilla soymilk instead of water. “Throw in some frozen berries and you've got a great breakfast.”

As for eggs, they’re an excellent source of protein that makes for a solid breakfast, says Neily. Research has also shown that protein can help keep you fuller, since protein takes longer to digest. Try putting one whole egg and a couple of egg whites in a small bowl and microwaving on medium power until fluffy, about 1 minute. Put the eggs on a whole-grain English muffin, add a piece of cooked Canadian bacon and a slice of 2% cheese, and you've got an easy breakfast sandwich, she suggests. Add a piece of fruit for extra fiber.

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doesn't answer the question!!!

Anonymous

04/13/2014 - 11:50am

Why would a personal trainer tell me to eat eggs and bacon over oatmeal?

Anonymous

09/26/2013 - 7:11am

Oatmeal over Eggs, not in Texas....

Anonymous

04/04/2013 - 9:38am

Obviously, both are great breakfast choices but most people in the know would have to choose oatmeal over eggs because of the many healthy variations that can be made such as bananas and walnuts, apples and raisins, or even blueberries and yogurt can added, yum! So what do think of that, Nessie. Love D

Anonymous

12/29/2012 - 1:20pm

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