It is said that the most important meal of the day, is the breakfast. It is the meal that jump starts your whole organism and energizes you, which means what you intake during your breakfast will tone the whole day.
Therefore, people who consume danish, doughnuts, fast food or other unhealthy foods are more likely to choose other unhealthy foods for their other meals than people who have started their day with a healthy meal. The healthiest thing you can eat for breakfast is an oatmeal!
Oat grains that were hulled are used to make an oatmeal. There are different types of oatmeal in the market, such as ground, steel cut and rolled.
A lot of athletes have a rolled oatmeal for breakfast, because it is very rich with complex carbohydrate and a lot of fiber, which will keep your digestion slow and maintain your blood glucose levels as well. An oatmeal is very rich with vitamin E, vitamin B1, biotin, copper, magnesium and a single cup of oatmeal contains 6 grams of pure protein.
The oatmeal became popular in the late 1980’s when it was under a lot of researching, and when it was concluded that the oatmeal has the ability to lower the risk of a heart disease, by lowering the cholesterol levels. The oatmeal was largely used by the American population and the manufacturers, because they have seen the health abilities of the oatmeal, and they wanted to maintain their heart health.
It is a simple diverse grain that can be prepared and cooked in many different ways. One of the main ingredients in the famous Scottish dish, called haggis is the oatmeal. It can also be prepared as a dessert, like crisps or cookies, and it is often prepared as a breakfast bar or a protein bar.
Changes that will happen to your body if you are having an oatmeal every day:
You can lose some extra weight if you eat oatmeal every day. Because of its richness in fiber, it can make you lose weight easily because it makes you feel full for a long time. You won’t feel any blood sugar crashes since it is keeping the blood sugars maintained, also this means that there will be no energy drops or feeling intense hunger.
Maintaining your blood sugar levels around the recommended , will not create sugar cravings and will not make you think of grabbing a snack, which is mostly filled with calories and a lot of sugar. Therefore the intake of calories can be reduced with the consumption of an oatmeal, and your energy levels will be constant and steady, and after a while you will feel enough energized to workout.
- Prolongs life expectancy
- Alternative for gluten-intolerant or celiac disease patients
- Protects from childhood asthma
- Rich source of fiber that prevents from breast cancer
- Stabilizes blood sugar levels
- Reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes
- Improves immune response
- Reduces the risk of a heart failure
- Reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases
- Reduces cholesterol levels
Also if you haven’t tried it, it has a bland taste, which is quite tempting to add thinkgs like cream, brown sugar or refined sugar into it. Instead of those things, add some fresh fruits, spices like nutmeg or cinnamon, some nuts, or some low-fat yogurt, which will improve its taste and nutrition.
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