Oats

The oldest known oats were first grown in Egypt thousands of years ago. In 1602, oats were brought to North America and planted off the coast of Massachusetts; about two hundred years later, George Washington helped to popularize them by sowing huge oat fields. Oats are most often grown in temperate climates and can be successfully cultivated year-round. Studies have shown that oats contain many properties that suggest they could improve cholesterol levels. As a high fiber food, they’re extremely healthy for digestion and as a preventative measure against heart disease. Oats are even us..

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