Friday, February 25, 2011

All Oatmeal Is Not Created Equal

Speaking of breakfast (see http://www.viewfromhospitalhill.org/2011/02/recipe-for-weight-loss-success.html), here's an interesting story on what might seem like a healthy fast-food breakfast: http://abcnews.go.com/US/mcdonalds-wholesome-oatmeal-healthy/story?id=12980427 .

We all know that fast-food burgers and fries are nutritional time bombs, but a bowl of oatmeal? Isn't oatmeal synonymous with healthy nutrition? Not always. It seems that McDonald's "bowl full of wholesome" oatmeal actually has as much sugar as a Snickers bar.

There's an easy solution, of course. Make your oatmeal at home -- it only takes five minutes -- and instead of adding lots of brown sugar, throw in some almonds, walnuts or berries. It's cheaper, and a lot better for you.

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