One of my earlier posts, definitely worth re-reading…

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Oatmeal is a solid, healthy option for breakfast. Period.

However, when I say, “Oatmeal”, I mean the ‘real stuff’.  Not the heavily processed, flavored, instant ‘oatmeal’.  That stuff is absolutely TERRIBLE for you.  Don’t believe me?  Look at the ingredients on a box of the ‘instant oatmeal’ vs regular oats that require 30 minutes of cooking.  You can’t count the number of ingredients in the instant oatmeal on two hands!  But you only need one finger to count the number of ingredients on say, steel cut oatmeal – OATS.

While any form of oatmeal will be ‘heart healthy’, the fiber in the instant oatmeal packets will not be very soluble, therefore unusable in the way they were meant to be utilized by the body.

For example, take a look at a brand of “heart-healthy” instant oatmeal (their claim), the “Maple and Brown Sugar” flavor.

First, there is no maple in…

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