Grocery Shopping Showdown

  • By Matthew Kadey, M.S., R.D.
  • Published Nov 12, 2012
  • Updated Dec 17, 2012 at 4:13 PM UTC

Granola vs. oats

The champ: oats

Despite their health halo, many boxed granolas are heavily sweetened and calorie-dense. A better way to start your day is with plain oats, which can be jazzed up with berries, chopped nuts, seeds, cocoa powder and/or flaked coconut. Steel-cut oats are the heartiest and most filling, but rolled oats, quick-cook oats and even unsweetened instant oatmeal are also healthy options.

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