I don’t think so – when consumed in moderation. It appears that McDonald’s is actually making an effort to offer a quick meal that fills us up and isn’t likely to destroy our health. I won’t make that claim for those of us who “get hooked” on a product and down it daily – or even multiple times a day. Those who fall into that trap shouldn’t blame the food itself, but their own poor judgement.INGREDIENTS:
- Oatmeal: Whole grain rolled oats, brown sugar, food starch-modified, salt, natural flavor (plant source), barley malt extract, caramel color.
- Diced Apples: Apples, calcium ascorbate (a blend of calcium and vitamin C to maintain freshness and color).
- Cranberry Raisin Blend: Dried sweetened cranberries (sugar, cranberries), California raisins, golden raisins, sunflower oil, sulfur dioxide (preservative).
- Light Cream: Milk, cream, sodium phosphate, datem, sodium stearoyl lactylate, sodium citrate, carrageenan.
There have been recent reports about the toxicity of carrageenan. While they may be true, it is all but impossible to eat food in the United States and avoid it. You’ll find it added to make things “smooth and creamy” – think of ice cream, condensed milk, deserts, toothpaste, soy milk, and personal lubricants.
You may be interested in a page that offers nutrition information about all of McDonald’s products. It is online in pdf format. It is called McDonald’s USA Nutrition Facts for Popular Menu Items