by Amber White
ChiroHealthUSA Social Media Specialist
Whether it’s your favorite morning meal, or what you consider a hot bowl of mush, oatmeal has been around the breakfast table for decades, and rightly so. If you are not familiar with this mighty oat, here are a few reasons you might want to consider adding this super grain to your healthy diet.
Did you know oats are considered one of the healthiest grains on the planet? With its high source of fiber, minerals, and vitamins, and gluten-free friendly edibility, oats boast a pretty extensive list of health benefits; not to mention one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can consume.
Oats are an excellent source of carbohydrates and fiber and contain more protein and fat compared to other grains. Oats also have significant health benefits. According to Wellbeingmag.com, research shows “Oats may lower the risk of heart disease by reducing both total and LDL cholesterol and preventing LDL cholesterol from oxidizing. Oats help lower blood sugar levels. Eating filling foods like oatmeal may help you eat fewer calories. By delaying the time it takes to your stomach to empty of food, the beta-glucan in oatmeal may increase your feeling of fullness and help you lose weight.” Also, oats have been known to assist in digestion helping those who experience infrequent, irregular bowel movements, become more regular.
Luckily, oats are also a great versatile food, so if oatmeal isn’t your cup of tea, there are other oats can still be incorporated into your meal. Oats are excellent in bread, cookies, muffins, and even snack bars. For those of you who do enjoy oatmeal, this delicious breakfast treat is quick to prepare and becomes more flavorful with your favorite toppings such as butter, cinnamon, fresh fruit, or yogurt.
So why not give oats a try today? This economical superfood could help you discover your best way to optimal health.