Chocolate Blueberry Oatmeal

Decadent dessert for breakfast? Yes PLEASE!

I've literally eaten this for breakfast for the last 2 weeks straight.


It's THAT good.


Oatmeal is wonderful at the beginning of your day. It's full of soluble fiber that holds onto water and helps you stay full for longer. Soluble fiber also binds cholesterol that your body is trying to get rid of and keeps it from being reabsorbed. This leads to reduced cholesterol in your blood if you eat enough of this fiber each day!


Blueberries are a powerful antioxidant, protecting your body against a multitude of conditions. They contain anthocyanin, known to be inversely correlated to CVD, cancer, and brain degenerative disorders (1). They also contain vitamin C, which is essential to the growth and repair of tissue, among other functions (2).


Chocolate also contains phytochemicals- flavanols- that may play a role in reducing inflammation and promoting nitric oxide production (necessary for blood pressure regulation) (3).


What does this all add up to?


A delicious, nutrient-packed breakfast that should leave you feeling satisfied, that may lower your cholesterol and inflammation, and that will definitely produce a healthy gastrointestinal tract.


So without further ado!


Try out this delicious recipe next time you are in the mood for something chocolatey!


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1. Anthocyanins. Today's Dietitian. https://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/030314p20.shtml. Published March 2014. Accessed February 3, 2021.

2. Moore M. How Vitamin C Supports a Healthy Immune System. EatRight. https://www.eatright.org/food/vitamins-and-supplements/types-of-vitamins-and-nutrients/how-vitamin-c-supports-a-healthy-immune-system. Published March 22, 2019. Accessed February 3, 2021.

3. Antioxidants: Cocoa - Tasty Dessert and Good Medicine? - Today's Dietitian Magazine. Today's Dietitian. https://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/0717p12.shtml. Published July 2017. Accessed February 3, 2021.

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