A 42-year-old member asked:
Is oatmeal as healthy if i add honey ?
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Pediatrics 28 years experience
YES: Oatmeal is a healthy whole-grain food
it's fine to have a little sweetener to make it taste better.
Some people think honey is more healthy than sugar or brown sugar because it's a sweetener that's been part of humans' diet for > 30, 000 years. Contrast this with refined sugar being around for < 5000 years.
Not sure there's science to support honey v sugar, but whole grain oatmeal is great!
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Last updated Jun 10, 2013
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