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Does Oatmeal Lower Cholesterol?

Does Oatmeal Lower Cholesterol?

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: oatmeal is amazing! Sure we may be a little biased since we make it for a living, but plenty of people agree with us. Even doctors! Yep, oatmeal not only tastes great, but it’s also really good for you too. What’s not to love? So oatmeal does a lot, but does oatmeal lower cholesterol too? Read on to find out! What is Cholesterol Anyway? The simple definition? Cholesterol is a kind of fat found in your blood. Pretty gross, right? Well, maybe. But it’s not all bad. See, you need cholesterol....

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What is Maca Root?

What is Maca Root?

For many years, maca root has been known to be a natural medicine that helps with anemia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and other issues related to energy and memory. However, maca root has recently grown significantly in popularity as a superfood. Move over avocados. The maca root is here! So, what exactly is the maca root? Well, it’s scientifically known as Lepidium meyenii. But, we get it, that’s a little difficult to pronounce. So, maca root will do just fine. The maca plant mainly grows in the Andes of central Peru and is considered a cruciferous vegetable. This means that it’s...

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Is Instant Oatmeal Good for Weight Loss?

Is Instant Oatmeal Good for Weight Loss?

The journey to weight loss is never an easy one. There’s tons of different fad diets, foods to avoid(or not avoid?), and people offering advice even if you didn’t ask for it. But one thing is for sure, weight loss is possible! You’ve just got to cut through all the noise, eat a healthy diet, and get your exercise. That being said, sometimes it can be hard to find the right information about certain foods with all the conflicting information out there. We don’t claim to know all the secrets to weight loss here at  Oats Overnight, but one thing...

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How Many Types of Oats Are There?

How Many Types of Oats Are There?

Who doesn’t love oatmeal? It’s a great breakfast, and it’s (usually) super easy to make. With that being said, there are quite a few different types of oats out there. How do you know which one to choose? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Today in the Oats Overnight blog, we’ll do a quick breakdown of all the different types of oats. Types of Oats Let’s take a quick look at all the different types of oats: Steel-Cut Oats are harvested, and the stalks and hulls are removed to get to the kernel, also known as an oat groat. Which is...

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How To Tell If Your Oats Are Gluten-Free

How To Tell If Your Oats Are Gluten-Free

Oh, gluten, you’re awfully hard to avoid, aren’t you? For people who have gluten sensitivities or suffer from celiac disease, it can be tough to find foods that are safe to eat. This is especially the case when you consider that even naturally gluten-free foods aren’t always quite what they seem. But what about oatmeal? Oatmeal is a delicious, nutritious, and filling breakfast option. But are oats gluten free? Find out in this Oats Overnight blog! What is Gluten Anyway? If you don’t have gluten allergies, you’ve probably heard what gluten is by now and wondered what all the fuss...

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