Updated: Nov 20, 2020
Oats contain no cholesterol and just one gram of naturally occurring sugar in one serving. Oats are naturally sodium-free. Healthy adults should consume no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day. If you have high blood pressure or other risk of heart disease that recommendation drops to 1,500 milligrams according to the American Heart Association.
Oatmeal is also a good source of B vitamin thiamine, potassium, fiber and iron. Half a cup may contain 150 calories, 5g of protein, 4g of fiber, 65mg of iron, 71mg of potassium.