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Three ways oatmeal can benefit your body

I enjoy eating oatmeal. I like the taste and I add fruit to my bowl of oatmeal. However, I tend to eat oatmeal as a quick evening dinner. The following article, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives the benefits of eating oatmeal as a morning breakfast meal.
Oatmeal can provide a great start to your day and pay other dividends as well, though it’s important that consumers read package labels so they are getting the nutritional benefits of whole grain oats without the added sugar and sodium.

Myra Miller

Nighttime snacking’s best bets

Choose wisely what you snack on at night.
Newspaper Metro tells you to choose a food that is high in protein, fiber or healthy fats, which will be more likely to keep a person satiated throughout the night.
Apples and peanut butter, string cheese and fruit, or whole grain crackers and Greek yogurt can be healthy, satisfying nighttime snacks. Avoid sugary, calorie-dense foods, which may be hard to digest and can compromise sleep quality.

Myra Miller

Christmas tidbits

The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives facts about Christmas and things associated with the holiday.
The holiday season has arrived, and millions of people across the globe will be celebrating Christmas with their families and friends.
The following are some interesting tidbits to share with your loved ones this holiday season.
— Each year, more than three billion Christmas cards are sent in the United States alone.

Myra Miller

Coping with fewer hours of daylight

I’m still trying to adjust to the daylight savings time. I don’t care for it too much, as sometimes 5:00 in the afternoon is in darkness. I tend to retire for bedtime at an earlier hour than normal also.
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives you tips on how to cope and find ways to adapt to daylight savings time.
Daylight saving time comes to an end each fall, at a time when the hours of available sunlight already are beginning to decline.

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