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Rolled Oats with Fruit and Nuts

I’ve eaten this breakfast for 15 years but it’s never the same twice.

This is the best breakfast for multiple sclerosis because it soothes inflammation and is high in omega-3 fatty acids. It also contains calcium, protein, and iron to give you energy all day.

Use fresh and seasonal fruit, citrus if possible as it aids the absorption of iron in the oats.

  1. Pour about half a cup (40 grams) of rolled oats into a cereal bowl.
  2. Add enough water to dampen the oats. Microwave for one minute on high. If you don’t have a microwave, you could pour some boiled water from a kettle to soften the oats. About half a cup of water.
  3. Chop a selection of fresh, seasonal fruits. Sprinkle on top of the oats.
  4. Add a small handful of dry-roasted, unsalted mixed nuts. You can crush them with a mortar and pestle or leave them whole. Your choice. I like to include almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, and walnuts.
  5. Optional. Pour a small amount of plant milk such as soy, oat, almond, or other nut over the oats.


This is a perfect food medicine breakfast for people with MS and their families. You can provide all the toppings on the table and get everyone to make their own.

Less than 5 minutes to prepare.

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