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Benefits of Oat Meal

If you crave oatmeal as comfort food, you're not alone. And, based on what research tells us about the benefits of oatmeal, there are good reasons to include oatmeal in your diet.

If you've avoided oatmeal due to its carb content, you may be delighted to know that this healthy starch actually supports weight management. A study demonstrated that regular oatmeal consumers score higher on the USDA's Healthy Eating Index, which is a measure of overall diet quality.

Oatmeal Provides Antioxidants

Oatmeal is comforting and delicious, but it's also incredibly good for you, and it's more versatile than you might think. Here are five reasons to make oatmeal a staple of your diet, as well as healthy ways to incorporate it—even beyond breakfast.

Oats are also bundled with a variety of vitamins and minerals, including iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium, B vitamins, and smaller amounts of calcium and potassium.1 That's an impressive vitamin and mineral package for a relatively low-calorie food. This all makes oatmeal a nutrient-dense ingredient.

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