In my goal to educate, inform, and instruct patients on the food choices they make, I continue to hear this statement.
Let me be clear. The oatmeal that you purchase in packages are NOT healthy, has no nutritional value, and cannot make you skinny, healthy, or famous. The glycemic index of a bowl of instant oatmeal is 83. In other words, your blood sugar is elevated HIGHER with a package of instant oatmeal than M & M’s, vanilla wafers, or a bag of potato chips. The spike in blood sugar raises insulin and causes inflammation, fat storage, and other metabolic disorders.
The ONLY benefit of these products are the fiber, and everyone can obtain more fiber by eating real vegetables, adding pure psyllium, or fiber tablets.
Do not let clever marketing fool you. These products are full of natural flavors and colors, high fructose corn syrup, and other ingredients that…
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