Oats are super great and healthy for breakfast. They are a type of gluten-free coarse flour made of hulled oat grains. Oatmeal is called different names, depending on how they are processed. Milled oats are usually referred to as “white oats”, steel cut oats are known as “coarse oat” or ‘irish oats” and rolled oats “old fashioned oat”. Oats are good for children adults and old-aged people. I personally love oats because it is not only highly nutritious, but it also fills me up, has a pleasant taste, gives me varieties of ways to prepare it and takes less time to prepare. Isn’t that great? Not convinced? Then I will be showing you 8 reasons why I think you should also love oats.
Reasons You Should Love Oats
- Oats are rich in antioxidants: Oats are rich in polyphenols and other beneficial antioxidants such as the Aventhramides. Aventhramides are mainly found in oats, are anti-inflammatory, and anti-irritant. The antioxidant present in oats also helps to relieve the body of oxidative stress.
- Oats are high in fiber: Beta-glucan, a soluble fiber is richly found in oats. They help to reduce cholesterol and blood sugar level. They keep you satisfied and full for long hours, helping you in your weight loss regime as they help you manage hunger. They also help to relieve constipation.
- Variety of toppings: Do you know that a variety of toppings can be added to your porridge oatmeal to make it more palatable and nutritious? You can add bananas, groundnuts, almond, walnuts, coconut, honey, berries, milk, chocolates, you name it, it will surely go along with our oatmeal making it yummy!.
- Oats are a great source of energy: Oats provide a long-lasting energy because the body does not easily absorbs nutrients. The body absorbs sugar slowly because of the presence of soluble fiber fills you up for very long hours.
- Oats are high in protein: Oats are whole grains that has one of the highest level of protein. One of the reasons why they are filling and are healthy for the body.
- Oats reduces the risk of having diabetes: Oatmeal contains the right amount of magnesium and phosphorus, which helps to regulate the blood’s glucose levels.
- Heart-related conditions: Oats contain fiber that reduces the level of cholesterol in the body, lowering the risk of developing a heart-related disease.
- Variety of ways to have your oat: Oat meal comes with a variety of ways you can eat it. It is mostly taken as porridge for breakfast, but can also be toasted and eaten with milk, made as cookies, biscuits, bread, desserts, cakes, and swallow, so that you can enjoy your oat meal in different ways.
so, start enjoying oatmeal from now.