A nice warm bowl of oatmeal first thing in the morning is one of the best ways to fuel up for the day ahead.
My father used to always say that porridge will make you strong, so it’s been a morning ritual of mine ever since my childhood, as the saying goes parent’s do really know best.
Afterall breakfast is the most important meal of the day, therefore, it should be healthy and wholesome to give you sufficient energy for the day ahead.
One of the best options you can choose is Oatmeal because of its high level of proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates, and nutrients.
Here are some of the many reasons why should include it more often in your diet.
1. Lowers cholesterol
Fiber is good for our stomachs, some fibers have more benefits than others.
One of these fibers is β-glucan helps to lower the body’s cholesterol levels.
β-glucan is a gel-forming fiber that sits just below the shell of the oat.
2. Prevents colorectal cancer
Studies have shown that daily consumption of oats decreases the risk of colorectal cancer.
Nealy 2 million people have partaken in the extensive studies.
3. Weight loss
A study published by The American College Of Nutrition showed half of the participants who ate oatmeal for breakfast, whereas the other half ate different kinds of breakfast cereal.
Each person ate a serving containing 363 calories – those who ate oatmeal remained fuller for longer and found it easier to lose weight.
4. Gives you more energy
Carbohydrate provides the body with energy and Oats are rich in carbs.
If you want to feel full ground oatmeal is the best for you.
They cause gastrointestinal tract to work a little harder to dissolve the grain.
Oats contain both Vitamin B and Vitamin E, which can help the body to keep diseases away.
5. Prevents heart- and lung disease
Oatmeal is high in healthy fat that benefits both the circulatory system and blood cells.
Harvard University studies show that people who eat oatmeal run a lower risk of heart-and-lung disease.
Women have 30 percent less risk of dying of a heart attack or heart disease if they eat 2-3 servings of wholemeal a day in comparison to those who eat one portion or less.
6. Contains lots of protein
In terms of the balance between protein, fatty acids, and amino acids oatmeal outweighs all other cereals by a mile.
One serving (about 8 tablespoons) of oatmeal gives you 15 percent of your recommended daily intake of protein.
Ideal if you are hoping have a little less meat in your diet.
7. Good for digestion
Most of you already know that fiber is great for digestion.
It is recommended that we eat 25-35 grams of fiber per day.
One portion of porridge contains 1/5 part of your daily intake.
You are already on the right track if you start the day with a bowl of porridge.
Fibers will help prevent constipation and keep your intestines running well and prevent constipation.
8. Good for your skin
Oats are present in many skin care products and can reduce inflammatory skin conditions.
According to research, it is also good for skin conditions like eczema and skin irritation.
9. Contains lots of antioxidants
Oats contain loads of antioxidants. One which is called Avenanthramides, which have several good properties and only found in oats.
Reducing both itching and inflammation and helps to lower your blood pressure.
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