What is an ideal breakfast choice?

Oatmeal, both slow-cooked and instant, can help lower cholesterol levels thanks to its soluble fiber. For oatmeal with a lower glycemic index, choose steel-cut oats over rolled oats (regular, quick, and instant oatmeal). You also may find that you stay full longer after eating steel-cut oats. Make it an even healthier dish by doing the following:
  • Use fat-free milk;
  • Sweeten with apple butter or unsweetened applesauce;
  • Add ground nuts;
  • Add berries or banana slices;
  • Add a teaspoon of flaxseed;
  • Add a dash of cinnamon.

Continue Learning about Healthy Eating Guidelines

Helping You Recover From Nutrition Info Whiplash
Helping You Recover From Nutrition Info Whiplash
Feeling whiplashed when it comes to sorting nutritional fact from fad? First you hear, “It’s fat that’s bad for you, not sugar!” Then, “No, sugar is b...
Read More
What are some well-balanced breakfasts?
Toby SmithsonToby Smithson
A well-balanced breakfast includes foods from at least three out of the five food groups. Whole grai...
More Answers
What are healthy picnic dishes?
Academy of Nutrition and DieteticsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
If you're heading outdoors this weekend, follow these tips to plan a healthy picnic. For a chang...
More Answers
Best Ways to Use Beets and Kale
Best Ways to Use Beets and Kale

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.