Did you know that one cup of oatmeal contains about 150 calories, 4 grams of fiber (about half soluble and half insoluble), and 6 grams of protein. In addition to fiber, oatmeal is rich in thiamin, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, selenium, and iron. Oats are one of the heathiest grains on earth and they are Gluten Free for those of you like me….gluten intolerant. Studies also show that oats and oatmeal are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants and have many health benefits like weight loss, lowering blood sugar, and reducing the risk of heart disease. If you are not use to eating a high fiber diet, oats can cause bloating and gas until your body acclimates to it. Just start slow and increase consumption gradually.a