What is better way than kick-starting your day than with a bowl full of oats. They are considered one of the healthiest foods on earth, because of its high nutrition value.
1. Oats are good for your heart
Eating a bowl of oatmeal in the morning is even better for your than you thought.
Oats contain a bio-active, anti-oxidant compound “avenanthramide” that some researches have found cleans arteries, prevents fatty buildup, and reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer.
2. Oats are packed with fiber (4 grams per 1 cup)
The soluble fiber (beta-glucan) is important, as it traps substances in the intestinal tract associated with high cholesterol and flushes them out. Some studies have shown the fiber in oats to reduce cholesterol by 23 percent. The insoluble fiber scrubs the intestines as it moves through and reduces constipation. The presence of fiber can also ease heartburn in people who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease.
3. Oats have an impressive nutritional profile
They are rich in vitamin B, folic acid, protein (6 grams per cup), manganese, and magnesium, as well as other minerals.
4. Oats help fight obesity and weight gain
Oats are a healthy diet staple for many good reasons. You can afford them,they are easy customizable and packed with nutrients like healthy carbs and fiber. They’re a great choice if you’re trying to lose weight, so you should incorporate them into your weight-loss diet at least a few times a week. Also, a person doesn’t need to eat as much food in order to feel satisfied.
5. Oats will stave off hunger for longer
Oats are a “low glycemic carbohydrate,” which means that it takes your body a longer time to digest and absorb them. So by eating a bowl of porridge, which contains only about 150 calories, you will feel full for much longer than if you eat a piece of toast or a bowl of cereal. Avoid pre-flavoured packets of instant oatmeal, which contain unnecessary sugar and additives.