Want to lose weight? Aim to be healthy? Wish to get rid of high cholesterol levels or any related disease?
This might interest you. You have probably heard a lot about diets and oats but… is oatmeal good for weight loss? Don’t miss the chance and learn about these healthy foods to lose weight.
Oats are an amazing way to live your life. Yeah, I kind of call them a lifestyle. They are a great food with great properties and such a versatility to be prepared in all kind of meals and even desserts.
Oats are carbohydrates and carbohydrates are what we must consume in higher proportions daily. From 45-65% of our daily calorie intake must come from carbohydrates and oats are a good type of carb because they are whole-grain. Whole-grain means that they are unrefined (Synonym of health) and they have a high level of fiber. As we have read in other articles, fiber is so important in our lives because it provides a healthy environment for our body’s functioning.
Here, there are 6 reasons for you to start considering oats as one of your faves!
- Oats are a very natural way to relieve constipation and keep a good digestive health. Oats are a great source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber is not digested throughout our digestive tract. It goes all the way down to the gut making stools heavier and speeding up their passage through it.
- It is considered an anti-cancer meal. The insoluble fiber attacks bile acids reducing the level of toxicity of the body.
- Good for heart health and for lowering cholesterol levels. Soluble fiber breaks down while it goes throughout the digestive track and produces a “gel” that works as a trap for fats and LDL (bad cholesterol). This type of fiber reduces cholesterol absorption into bloodstream as well.
- Oats are a good meal for diabetics too. The soluble fiber slows down the digestion of starch avoiding sharp rises in blood sugar levels.
- Great for weight loss plans. Since Oats are so high in fiber content, it is a meal that will make you feel fulfilled and satisfied for a longer period of time reducing your anxiety.
- Oats contribute to your daily intake of vitamins and minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6, iron, etc.
Is it healthy to eat oatmeal everyday? Yes, it is. But hold on…
Don’t fool yourself with instant oatmeal boxes. They are normally full of refined sugars and additives that affect the healthy properties mentioned above. Buy plain oats and make your own preparations. Oats are so versatile! Not only for breakfast; they can be used in daily meals, bakery or as a substitute of other meals like rice, pasta, potatoes, etc. Check out our section of recipes where you can find amazing easy cheap recipes of oatmeal from sweet to salty!
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Love and joy,