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Oatmeal nutrition facts

Oatmeal nutrition facts

Photo: Lilyana Vynogradova /Shutterstock Is oatmeal truly beneficial for reducing cholesterol and keeping our hearts healthy? Let’s review some oatmeal nutrition facts to get the real scoop. A half-cup of instant, regular oatmeal contains the following: 150 calories 30 grams of carbohydrates 8 grams of fiber 11 grams of protein 5 grams of fat (1 gram saturated) 20 percent daily value (DV) of iron Oatmeal is also rich in other minerals. The same half-cup of plain, instant oatmeal contains: 30 percent DV of magnesium 33 percent DV of phosphorous 33 percent DV of selenium 20 percent DV of copper 150 percent DV of manganese Isn’t 30 grams of carbs a lot for weight-watchers? Maybe for a bodybuilder about to compete in a contest, but for the majority of people, the mix of slow-burning carbohydrates and fiber found in oats is a great source of fuel for breakfast. In fact, medical...

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