An FDA analysis found that this morning staple has a powerful effect in lowering total cholesterol. If you can’t commit to the steel-cut kind before you’ve had your AM coffee fix, make it easy on yourself: just buy instant oatmeal (go for pure oats, not sugar-sweetened packets) and add a cup of hot water.
Oatmeal isn’t your thing? Munch on a whole-grain cold cereal. “Read the packaging at the store to find one that’s high in fiber.” (You’ll want to shoot for 5 grams per serving.)