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A 21-year-old male asked:

Is it bad to eat quaker instant oatmeal? is that true? they say it's bad because it does not need to cook, it only just hot water.

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Dr. Richard Reams
Specializes in Family Medicine
Opinions differ: Dear Sir: Many seem to think that the instant oatmeals are not good for you because of many reasons but then they are really not bad if you use boiling water as this actually will cook the oatmeal that is there. It is better to eat this than to not eat at all and eat other foods that are worse for you. There are better choices but you will be fine eating this off and on.

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Last updated Aug 20, 2015

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