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Multigrain Oat Bran vs Oatmeal

I want to find out if these are almost as healthy or close to each other. I know Oatmeal is the best and healthiest option, but I don’t like the taste so end up not eating it. I recently came across Multigrain Oat Bran at a local grocery store. Here are the ingredients: Whole oat flour*, whole wheat meal*, wheat bran*, evaporated cane juice*, oat bran*, yellow corn flour*, brown rice flour*, barley malt extract*, sea salt, whole wheat sprouts*. *Organic. Contains wheat Is there anything bad in here? Also, how does this compare to Oatmeal? I’m trying to loose weight and control cholesterol.

Answer:

Hi, looking at the ingredients and comparing it to your typical supermarket cereal, I would say this is a pretty good product. There is a broad range of organic grains being supplied in their whole form, so you should be getting a decent amount of fiber from this product. Obviously it does contain a source of sugar in the form of cane juice so that is something to be aware of but I would expect its a lot less that the commonly found cereals. You can always compare the calorie labels regarding that. The product will have more sugar in it than eating plain oatmeal, but overall its definitely a better choice over commercially mass produced cereals and the fact that it supplies a broad range of whole grains and wheat sprouts will mean it provides a rich source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. As part of your diet, I don’t see any reason why you can include this.

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