Heart-Healthy Snacks That Can Satisfy Every Craving

Oatmeal Is Heartwarming

Oatmeal isn’t just for breakfast; it can also make a delicious, fiber-filled snack. According to the British Journal of Nutrition, people who eat oats throughout their life have better cholesterol levels. An occasional bowl of oatmeal may reduce your chances of cardiovascular disease.

A bowl of oatmeal sits next to a mug and a pot of coffee.
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Registered dietitian Lisa Valente advises against buying flavored oatmeal. These include added sugars that outweigh the oats’ benefits. Instead, flavor oatmeal yourself with cinnamon, vanilla extract, fruits, nuts, cocoa powder, mashed banana, or protein powder. You can enjoy any flavor during any time of day.