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Oatmeal Has Benefits

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Oatmeal Has Benefits, Introduction

Oatmeal is a type of coarse flour made of hulled oat grains that have either been milled or steel-cut (coarse oatmeal) or rolled. Also, you can make them thick (old-fashioned) or thin (instant) depending on the texture of porridge you prefer. Rolled oats also called white oats, are full of fibre. This is important for keeping the gut healthy. Eating enough fibre can prevent or relieve constipation. Consequently, helping waste to move smoothly through the body. It also encourages a healthy gut, plus all of the things mentioned below.

Oatmeal (Porridge) Keeps You Regular

Oatmeal, like porridge, no matter in which form, is the nearly pure soluble fibre called Beta-Glucan. Fibre is tough to digest without a lot of help from fluids inside your body. Thus, oatmeal works similar to a sponge, soaking up liquids. Furthermore, collecting other fluids as it moves through your digestive system. Cleaning and scrubbing your colon as it moves out of you. Many older people would benefit from a regular oatmeal breakfast.

Porridge Makes you Feel Full

Full Belly no snacks

Just as a sponge soaks up moisture, it swells to double its original size. In comparison, oatmeal essentially does the same thing in your body. However, after being eaten, it starts to expand and fill up space inside your stomach. In short, this happens and makes you feel full and less likely to overeat or snack between meals.

Porridge Aids Weight Loss

You are unlikely to eat snacks in-between meals because you are feeling full. Therefore, you should not be putting on the extra pounds. Subsequently, this may even help you lose some unwanted weight. For example, one diet claims that people replaced their usual breakfast with a bowl of white oats (oatmeal). And walked for fifteen to thirty minutes per day will lose weight. So-called “The Benjamin Franklin Diet”. Finally, it claims that you will lose nearly one pound of body fat per week without changing your diet. This sounds feasible, but I have never tried it.

Oatmeal Reduces The Risk Of Heart Disease

Heart Disease

Researchers found that white oats can reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels (bad cholesterol) and heart disease links. Also, white oats contain polyphenols and antioxidants. For example, an antioxidant only found in oatmeal (avenanthramide) has links to the lowering of blood pressure levels. And increasing the production of nitric oxide helps dilate blood vessels, improving blood flow. Besides, other benefits include lower blood sugar levels and protection against skin irritation.

Oatmeal has Some Essential Nutrients

  • Oatmeal (white oats) has essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
  • A single serving of a half cup of Oats will give you;
  • Copper: 24% of the RDI
  • Carbs: 51 grams
  • Calories: 303
  • Fibre: 8 grams
  • Fats: 5 grams
  • Folate: 11% of the RDI
  • Iron: 20% of the RDI
  • Manganese:191% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 34% of the RDI
  • Phosphorus: 41% of the RDI
  • Protein: 13 grams
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamin): 39% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): 10% of the RDI
  • Zinc: 20% of the RDI
  • Also, trace amounts of calcium, potassium, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and vitamin B3 (niacin)
  • Eat your oatmeal every day and feel the health benefits for yourself.

Conclusion

Oatmeal is an incredibly nutritious food packed with important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Oats contain some unique components, in particular, the soluble fibre beta-glucan and antioxidants called avenanthramides. Also, they are very filling and have many properties that should make them weight loss-friendly food. At the end of the day, oats are among the healthiest foods you can eat, do not forget to add them to your next shopping list.

Important Note *

Remember that everyone is different, and it is ultimately YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to find what your body responds to… Please do your own due diligence before trying anything new, including getting Medical Advice to ensure your safety and peace of mind.

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2 replies on “Oatmeal Has Benefits”

Hi Michael, I was raised in a Scottish family and porridge was always a breakfast item, it is absolutely a great food, thanks for your comment I appreciate it very much. Ian

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