According to a survey carried by Decision Analyst, out of 70 different foods, oatmeal was in the top 4 most preferred choices for people living in the US.
When the American Society for Clinical Nutrition conducted an examination, they discovered that 97% of the nutrients found in the oatmeal are incredibly beneficial for our overall health.
“The nutrient composition of oats is well-balanced. They are a good source of carbs and fiber, including the powerful fiber beta-glucan. They also contain more protein and fat than most grains.
Oats are loaded with important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant plant compounds. Half a cup (78 grams) of dry oats contains:
- Manganese: 191% of the RDI
- Phosphorus: 41% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 34% of the RDI
- Copper: 24% of the RDI
- Iron: 20% of the RDI
- Zinc: 20% of the RDI
- Folate: 11% of the RDI
- Vitamin B1 (thiamin): 39% of the RDI
- Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): 10% of the RDI
- Smaller amounts of calcium, potassium, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and vitamin B3 (niacin)
This is coming with 51 grams of carbs, 13 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat and 8 grams of fiber, but only 303 calories. This means that oats are among the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat.”
The following is a list of oatmeal benefits:
-Oatmeal prevents coronary heart disease, reduces blood pressure, and improves heart because of its high potassium, calcium and fiber content.
— Oatmeal positively affects insulin levels, glycemic control, and lipid profiles due to its rich soluble fiber content which causes sugar to be released slowly into the bloodstream.
— Oatmeal helps digestion, treats gastrointestinal issues, and promotes satiety.
— Due to the presence of beta-glucan, which raises cholecystokinin levels (a hunger-fighting hormone that suppresses appetite), oatmeal assist weight loss.
— Oatmeal reduces the risk of cancer, as well as death from cardiovascular disease.
— Oatmeal high protein content is an excellent source of energy and calories.
Most of the oatmeal available on the markets share similar nutrition characteristics, what you need to pay attention to is choosing the ones that are sourced from organic materials as well as low sugar content!
The only variation between the four most popular oats types, rolled oats, whole oat groats, steel-cut oats, and instant oats are in the cooking time, flavor and texture.
After choosing the right oats for you, add it to your yogurt, smoothies, or have it with some milk and honey!
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