MarketWatch once again gives some questionable nutritional advice - this time on oatmeal.
The part about eating at home is good advice. It is indeed much cheaper to make oatmeal at home than to eat it at McDonald's or Starbucks.
However, what kind of oatmeal are we talking about here? Cheap rolled oats, instant oats, or steel cut oats?
Now no matter which of these a person chooses, it is still wise to soak any grain for at least several hours before consuming with a little bit of yogurt for beneficial bacteria that help to pre-digest grains and remove phytates.
It should be enjoyed with full fat milk, preferably local raw milk, with real cream on top or full-fat yogurt.
The amount of sugar should be limited, or instead enjoy a bit of real maple syrup, molasses or raw honey if you can find it.
Then add some blueberries, strawberries or other fruit from your local farmers if possible. I love mango with soaked/cooked grains.
Soaking grains is the important stage. Steel cut oats are preferable over cheap rolled oats, which have been processed and are probably rancid. We want to avoid rancid foods as they contribute to lesions, heart disease and cancer. Phytates block mineral absorption and these are reduced by soaking.
Stick with nutritional advice from the Weston A. Price principles in my opinion, and leave MarektWatch to investment advice.
The Organic Fool