I've read that oatmeal is good for reducing cholesterol, and was wondering how it does that. I found this at quakeroatmeal.com:
So how do oats work?Well, this is how oats work around here:
Think of rolled oats as tiny sponges that soak up cholesterol and carry it from your body...This cholesterol is "trapped" and removed from your body naturally.
How do oats defy laundering?Yes, oats certainly are persistent little grains.
Think of oats as "parasites" that get stuck to your clothes. You scrape off the oatmeal prior to laundering only to find it is still there afterwards...Worse, you pull clothes out of the drier only to find crusted oatmeal on clothes that were never worn while eating oatmeal, and then discover gooey lumps on the drier door. These lumps are oats that have soaked up water in the laundry and become like "rubber cement".