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Can Oatmeal Make You Fat?
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Can Oatmeal Make You Fat? 

The complicated answer to this question is no and yes.

No because, oats are incredibly nutritious.
Whole oats are rich in antioxidants, including avenanthramides.
Oats contain a powerful soluble fiber called Beta-glucan.
They can lower cholesterol levels and protect ( low-density lipoprotein) from damage.
Oats can improve blood sugar control.
Oatmeal is very filling and can help you lose weight.

Yes because, when you pile on sugar and additives, It knocks the breakfast staple right off its health pedestal.

Oats are very flexible, it can be cooked or baked. here are some ways you can try it.

INGREDIENTS
2⁄3 cup rolled oats
1 cup of water (optional)
1 cup 1% low-fat milk
1 small banana
1 tablespoon raisins or toppings of your choice.

DIRECTIONS
Place oats in a large microwave bowl. Add sufficient water to just cover and about 2/3 cup milk.
Microwave on 100% for 1 to 2 minutes. or cook on a stove.
Add the banana and raisins and microwave for 1 to 2 minutes more.
Add the remaining milk to desired consistency stir, and enjoy.

NUTRITION
Calories: 214.7

Total Fat 3.1 g 4 %

Calories from Fat 27 g 13 %

Saturated Fat 1.1 g 5 %

Cholesterol 6.1 mg 2 %

Sodium 55.8 mg 2 %

Total Carbohydrate 39.6 g 13 %

Dietary Fiber 4.1 g 16 %

Sugars 15.8 g 63 %

Protein 9.1 g 18 %

HEALTHY OATMEAL TOPPINGS

Raisins
Dried fruit (dates, apricots)
Sliced banana
Pure maple syrup, sugar or honey
Chopped fresh fruit (berries, apples)
Toasted nuts
Toasted coconut
Nut butters (peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter)

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