On frigid winter days a big bowl of hot steamy oatmeal with raisins, cinnamon, butter and sugar sounds let alone tastes so good.

Know what else it's good for? Longer life.

Yes, really!

According to this study through Harvard University, it was found that those who eat a bowl of oatmeal a day cut their risk of premature death by nine percent and their risk of dying from heart disease by fifteen percent.

It looks as if oatmeal and other whole grains protect the heart by lowering blood sugar and insulin levels. This property seems to improve insulin resistance to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Let's dig into more oatmeal then. Here's several recipe ideas from allrecipes.com to give you different varieties to eat everyday!