Which Is a Better Breakfast – Cereal or Oatmeal?

The remarkable impact of the structure of food beyond nutritional content or composition.

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In case you missed my previous cereal video, check out The Worst Food for Tooth Decay ( It’s crazy how the same product can have such different effects on the body based on its processing. Beyond just focusing on whole rather than refined grains, the wholiest of all is intact grains. Instant oats are better than powdered oats, rolled oats are better than instant, steel-cut oats better than rolled, and intact oat groats are the best!

Check out this great cooking video of my Morning Grain Bowls ( from the How Not to Die Cookbook (

More on the benefits of whole grains can be found in:
• How to Prevent High Blood Pressure with Diet (
• Can Oatmeal Reverse Heart Disease? (
• How to Change Your Enterotype (
• The Five to One Fiber Rule (
• Resistant Starch & Colon Cancer (
• Getting Starch to Take the Path of Most Resistance (
• How Not to Die from High Blood Pressure (
• Gut Microbiome – Strike It Rich with Whole Grains (
• Best Foods to Reduce Stroke Risk (
• Microbiome: We Are What They Eat (
• Pros and Cons of a Macrobiotic Diet (
• Benefits of a Macrobiotic Diet for Diabetes (

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