Jazz Up Your Oatmeal

A recent study by the Harvard Public School of Health shows that people who consume just 1.2 ounces of whole grains every day reduced their risk of premature death by 17 percent. Study participants also saw a 15 percent reduced risk of death from cancer and a 34 percent reduced risk of death from diabetes!

ER physician Dr. Travis Stork recommends getting your whole grains first thing in the morning with these delicious oatmeal recipes from his book, The Doctor's Diet Cookbook.

Apple Pie Oats

Start with a steaming hot bowl of whole grain oatmeal, and top with chopped apples, walnuts, a dash of cinnamon, and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.

Nutty Banana Oats

Add one sliced banana and a spoonful of all-natural, no-sugar-added peanut butter or almond butter to your favorite whole grain oatmeal.

Choco-Oats

Dr. Travis' favorite! Simply sprinkle oatmeal with a spoonful of unsweetened dark cocoa powder and a drizzle of honey, and add a few dark chocolate chips for an extra special treat.

Source: The Doctor's Diet Cookbook by Travis Stork, M.D. Copyright © 2014. Click here to purchase a copy.

The Doctor's Diet and The Doctor's Diet Cookbook are published by Bird Street Books, Inc., which is owned by The Doctors' executive producer.

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