Oatmeal is a product of ground oat groats (i.e. oat-meal, The term, ‘oatmeal’ can refer also to other products made from oat groats, such as cut oats, crushed oats, and rolled oats. The groats are coarsely ground to make oatmeal, or cut into small pieces to make steel-cut oats, or steamed and rolled to make rolled oats.
Oatmeal has several health benefits. Most notable are its positive effect on cholesterol, but it also helps fight cancer, diabetes and weight loss.
Followings are the reasons why one should start off the day with a bowl full of oatmeal.
1. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that people with diabetes should eat grains like oats. The soluble fiber in these foods help to control blood glucose levels.
2. The gamma linolenic acid (GLA) found naturally in oats has even been credited with helping to ease symptoms of eczema and other skin irritations.
3. Even Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed that Oatmeal along with a low fat diet can reduced the risk of heart disease. The soluble fiber in oats helps remove LDL or “bad” cholesterol, while maintaining the good cholesterol HDL, that your body needs.
4. According to recent studies, a diet that includes oatmeal may help reduce high blood pressure. The reduction is linked to the increase in soluble fiber provided by oatmeal. Oats contain more soluble fiber than whole wheat, rice or corn.
5. Oatmeal contains a wide array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and is a good source of protein, complex carbohydrates and iron.
6. Oatmeal can be absolutely delicious! Whether instant, cooked on the stove or baked in the oven,
7. There is absolutely no fear of unseen/hidden unhealthy chemical or toxic elements, no added sugars, preservatives, coloratives and more-crap-atives. Just quality unprocessed and natural food.
8. According to the American Cancer Society, the fiber and other phytochemicals found in oatmeal may actually reduce the risk for certain cancers.
9. Insoluble fiber’s cancer-fighting properties are due to the fact that it attacks certain bile acids, reducing their toxicity.
10. The soluble fiber in oatmeal absorbs a considerable amount of water which significantly slows down your digestive process. This result is that you’ll feel full longer, i.e. oatmeal can help you control your weight.
In 100g oats there’s 13 grams protein, 8 grams fat and 67 grams carbohydrates. There is a little bit of everything, which is perfect for a breakfast. Especially the carbohydrates in the morning are important. Usually, it’s best to eat more carbohydrates early in the day and decrease carb intake by the evening.
That is why starting off your day with a bowl of oatmeal is an easy solution: It’s warm and filling, yet it can also help reduce the risk of heart disease and the onset of type-II diabetes.