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Why is oatmeal a healthy breakfast?

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Dr. Dean Giannone answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

People tout the health benefits of oatmeal based on its existence as a source of fiber, which is amusing as there are plenty of cold breakfast cereals with lots more fiber than oatmeal. But as a choice for a hot breakfast, it's wise.

Answered Dec 28, 2014



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Dr. Martin Fried answered

Specializes in Nutrition

Oatmeal is high in fiber, and a natural whole grain. It can help lower your cholesterol level when taken as part of a heart healthy diet. It is also a source of complex carbohydrates which your body needs in the morning to sustain your metabolism and provide energy for the next few hours.

Answered Aug 9, 2019



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