Oatmeal benefits & recipe

Oats: The superfood for weight loss.

Oats: The superfood for weight loss.

Oats are the most powerful carbohydrate rich foods. Oatmeal can make a perfect snack because it boosts energy and has plenty of fiber to keep you full and satisfied.  It breaks down slowly in the stomach, giving you long-lasting energy. It is also full of water-soluble fibers, which play a crucial role in making you feel full over a longer period of time.

Studies have also shown that oatmeal reduces cholesterol, maintains blood sugar levels and fights against heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, and obesity.

If you want to add some powerful antioxidants to your oatmeal, simply throw on some papaya, muskmelon, strawberries, blueberries or jamuns on top. These delicious fruits are packed with antioxidants that fight against heart disease, cancer, and a multitude of other ailments. 

While oatmeal is usually a powerful breakfast food, it can be used a couple hours before you exercise to energize your workout.  You can even include oatmeal in your smoothies. It is also a wonderful addition to muffins and even as a covering for chicken breasts.

Just make sure you buy the unsweetened, unflavored variety. The downside of pre-flavored oatmeal is that it often comes loaded with sugar calories. 

If you’re looking for oatmeal with a little more texture, you can try out the steel-cut oat variety. Although this type does take a little longer to cook, I find that it is well worth the wait. They have a somewhat chewier texture and heartier flavour than rolled oats. Once you try this variety, you may never go back.

If you’re having trouble with late night binges, have a bowl of oatmeal instead. This will help squash your cravings. Not to mention, you’ll be avoiding any junk food or empty calories.

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