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is it healthy to eat oatmeal every morning?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Generally yes: Steel cut oats are the healthiest because they are the least processed and retain most of the nutritional value of oats with thiamine, iron, calcium. Magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese. Also high fiber content, low in cholesterol, and low glycemic index.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is oatmeal actually that healthy?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Generally yes: Steel cut oats are the healthiest because they are the least processed and retain most of the nutritional value of oats with thiamine, iron, calcium. Magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese. Also high fiber content, low in cholesterol, and low glycemic index.
NY
A female asked:

Does oatmeal contain any soy?

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Dr. Cynthia Lu
General Practice 16 years experience
It should not: But in the processing, if soy is also on the conveyor belt, there may be cross contamination. Best to read the label and call the manufacture of the product you purchased.
Palo Alto, CA
A 29-year-old male asked:

Is quinoa a good replacement for oatmeal?

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Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Nutritionally yes: Nutritionally in terms of calories and protein content as well as fiber they are similar. In terms of how palatable each is.. Well your mileage may vary.
A 20-year-old female asked:

Is it true that eating oatmeal is good?

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Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Yes: Traditionally prepared oatmeal is very healthy food, not instant oatmeal. Take 10 to 15 min to prepare it, add slices of banana, blueberries & strawberries. Organic honey, a teaspoon of organic coconut oil with ground cinnamon can be added & it will make a perfect breakfast together with a cup of black coffee or tea without sugar. Yummy yummy!
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can i eat oatmeal before bed?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That is an excellent: Snack. Before bed is ok if you are not excessive. Slow cook oatmeal for a filling snack with soluble fiber that can help to reduce your LDL cholesterol.

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