Companies such as Quaker Oats put an emphasis that oatmeal is heart healthy and good for you - - they are correct. Here is one package that shows it's good for you, it's on all of the Quaker oatmeal products.
However on some of the packages, particularly oatmeal with "cream" added to a fruit flavoring, there is the silent killer ingredient - - Partially-Hydrogenated Vegetable/Soybean Oil. It's added to the cream (like the coffee creamer powdered products.) , baking products and is "naturally" present in red meat.
Partially or fully hydrogenated oils (PHO) contain trans-fat - - the most unhealthy fat in the world. This is because hydrogen is added to certain foods which creates an airy process and can turn solid at room temperature, thus food is preserved longer. Now imagine the man-made oil process hardening in your arteries for life, increasing your chances of a heart attack. And Quaker Oatmeal puts the false claim "heart healthy" in their cream based oatmeal as well as all of their oatmeal products. No wonder Quaker was sued in federal court over the PHO use as well as their false claims - a Federal judge approved a settlement on this matter. Other large chain stores who produce their own oatmeal, such as Wal-Mart's Great Value oatmeal products also use the "Heart Healthy" tagline in their oatmeal products, including cream based oatmeal which contains the PHO ingredient.