As you probably already know, oatmeal is one of the healthiest breakfasts you can eat. The benefits of oatmeal abound: it's a good source of fiber
Decreases levels of LDL "bad" cholesterol, supports digestive health, helps lower blood sugar, and may even promote weight loss.
Between sweeteners, mix-ins, toppings, and liquids, your bowl of oatmeal can slowly veer onto the unhealthy side if you're not careful with what you put in it.
While you have ultimate control over your bowl of oats at home, the same can't be said when you're dining out.
Nutritionally speaking, this McDonald's breakfast order contains 320 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat
150 milligrams of sodium, 64 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fiber, 31 grams of sugar, and 6 grams of protein.
"McDonald's Fruit and Maple Oatmeal (with all of the included toppings) will load you up with 64 grams of carbohydrates — equivalent to nearly 4 servings of regular ice cream
"This oatmeal contains a lot of added sugars. Between the brown sugar added to the oatmeal and the sugar added to the dried cranberries, this oatmeal is a sugar bomb in a bowl," says Manaker.
While not all of the 31 grams of sugar are technically "added" (some sugar is naturally found in the apples, cranberries, and raisins),
About 15 grams come from brown sugar and malt extract — that accounts for 30% of your daily recommended intake of added sugars.