I know that oatmeal is good for you, but does it have to be plain or can it be flavored?

Heather Reese Health Guide
  • Question: I know that oatmeal is good for you, but does it have to be plain or can it be flavored? (e.g. maple syrup flavor)

     

    Heather: Yes, flavored oatmeal will provide the heart health benefits that come from eating foods that are high in soluble fiber. However, be careful because many of the flavored oatmeal varieties on the market are high in sugar, which can lead to weight gain and increase your risk of heart disease. Try to find a sugar fee flavored oatmeal.

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Published On: June 28, 2007