As the weather gets cooler in many parts of the world, oatmeal returns to the breakfast menu. It’s a good thing, since oats are loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. What’s especially important is that oats contain a lot of beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber with a multitude of health benefits, including reduced LDL and total cholesterol levels, increased feeling of fullness, and a healthier digestive tract. Plus, oats may lower the risk of heart disease. Bring on the oatmeal!