Benefits of oatmeal: From heart health to weight loss, and more

Plate of cooked oatmeal with fresh fruits
Plate of cooked oatmeal with fresh fruits

Do you love oatmeal?  If you do, you will be happy to know that this mighty little grain can play a big role in keeping you healthy and on track throughout the year. The health benefits of oatmeal are astounding, and this delicious addition to your diet can help you get healthier both inside and out.

Melissa Rifkin, MS, RD, a bariatric dietician within the Montefiore Health System in New York City notes that,Oatmeal contains both insoluble and soluble fiber, promoting normal bowel movements, controlling blood sugar levels, and providing energy.”

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