Top 10 Reasons To Eat Oatmeal
I want to add what I think is the #1 Reason for eating oatmeal….it can be a way to get the other things you need into your system. Yogurt is something we should eat every day. Many people don’t like yogurt so adding it to your oatmeal is the perfect solution! It flavors the oatmeal, removes the need to add milk or sugar and makes it even more powerful to your digestive system. ( I add my camu powder and acacia berry powder to my oatmeal)
You can use oatmeal to add your daily intake of cinnamon to help lower blood sugar. Many other powdered supplements can be added to oatmeal without changing the taste a lot and give you a powerful way to begin the day!
Another caution!!! Use oats from the box….you can use instant oatmeal which only takes 2 minutes in the microwave but DO NOT use the pre-packaged sugar laden type!!
1.Over 40 studies show that eating oatmeal may help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. According to Quaker, all it takes is 3/4 cup of oatmeal each day to help lower cholesterol. The soluble fiber in oats helps remove LDL or “bad” cholesterol, while maintaining the good cholesterol that your body needs. In January 1997, the Food and Drug Administration announced that oatmeal could carry a label claiming it may reduce the risk of heart disease when combined with a low-fat diet.
2.The soluble fiber in oatmeal absorbs a considerable amount of water which significantly slows down your digestive process. This result is that you’ll feel full longer, i.e. oatmeal can help you control your weight.
3.You probably already have oats in your kitchen. It’s estimated that eighty percent of U.S. households currently have oats in their cupboards.
4.New research suggests that eating oatmeal may reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes. In fact, the American Diabetes Association already recommends that people with diabetes eat grains like oats. The soluble fiber in these foods help to control blood glucose levels.
5.With the exception of certain flavored varieties, the oats found in your grocery store are 100% natural. If you look at the ingredients on a canister of rolled oats, you will usually see only one ingredient… rolled oats.
6.According to recent studies, a diet that includes oatmeal may help reduce high blood pressure. The reduction is linked to the increase in soluble fiber provided by oatmeal. Oats contain more soluble fiber than whole wheat, rice or corn.
7.Oatmeal contains a wide array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and is a good source of protein, complex carbohydrates and iron.
8.The fiber and other nutrients found in oatmeal may actually reduce the risk for certain cancers.
9.Oatmeal is quick and convenient. Every type of oatmeal can be prepared in a microwave oven. Even when cooked on the stove top, both old-fashioned and quick oats can usually be made in less than 10 minutes. And what about instant oatmeal… a hot breakfast in under a minute… incredible!
10.Oatmeal can be absolutely delicious! Whether instant, cooked on the stove or baked in the oven, the combination of flavors you can fit into a serving of oatmeal is limited only by the imagination.