Oatmeal was one of the first foods mass-
marketed to the American people. Not only
were your parents brainwashed; so were your
grandparents and great-grandparents.
Oatmeal is a terrible way to start the day.
It will give you a glucose shock just as
any other breakfast cereal. In one study,
scientists fed volunteers instant oatmeal
every day for six weeks and compared their
food intake to a group fed eggs and fruit.
The group that ate the oatmeal consumed 80
percent more calories during the rest of
the day than the group fed eggs.
The claims that oatmeal is "heart healthy"
are just advertising hype. In some
experiments large doses of the kind of
fiber found in oat husks lowered
cholesterol slightly, but there isn't
enough of that substance in oatmeal cereal
to do you any good at all.