Healthy eating is an integral part of any conscious individual’s lifestyle. However, this doesn’t always have to be accompanied by boring bowls of sacrifices or tasteless nutraceuticals. It’s possible to eat healthily and have an enjoyable meal experience without compromising your taste buds and cravings. Some benefits of oatmeal for the skin.
There are 101 reasons why you should be eating more oatmeal than you are right now, but what trumps it all is the yummy, creamy, and health benefits both for your digestive tracts, overall health and skin. Little wonder oatmeal is an integral part of skincare.
Seriously, it’s the versatility for me. You could practically eat oatmeal every morning and not lose out on anything. Alone oatmeal tastes pretty good, but that’s not the best part. It can be mixed with varying fruits and vegetables and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Now you see why I love its versatility.
Here are a few benefits of eating oatmeal…
#1. Lowers blood sugar
Research has proven that oatmeal lowers blood sugar, which is particularly good for diabetic individuals. Thanks to the moderate to high fiber content and lower glycemic index contained in this miracle food, you can rest assured that it can help to regulate your blood sugar levels.
#2. Promotes healthy bacteria in your gut
Oatmeal is good for your gut. They contain beta-glucan fiber, which has been linked to healthy gut bacteria. Simply put, oats are probiotic, which means they feed good probiotic bacteria in your gut. In addition, they help in easing constipation and can also help reduce the chances of colon cancer.
#3. Oatmeal is healthy
Oatmeal is whole grain, natural and gluten-free. What’s not to savor in a filling plate with little calories? Portion control or not, oatmeal always has your back.
#4. It’s yummy
Yumminess is one of the reasons why you should be eating more oatmeal. It is flipping delicious, especially when made with accompanying foods, flavors, and fruits like milk, cinnamon, strawberries, and blueberries. Who can resist the creamy texture that rests on your tongue as you chew effortlessly? No one. Absolutely none!
#5. So easy to make
I mean, it’s not every day we’re interested in showing off our culinary stamina in the kitchen. With oatmeal, in less than 8 minutes, breakfast is served. You could top with milk, honey, syrup, strawberries…whatever! It is an array of countless possibilities when it comes to oatmeal. The versatility of oatmeal keeps it on the top 5 meals you should be having, especially for breakfast.
#6. Weight control
Oatmeal can be made into solids to eat with numerous types of soups. It is a good replacement option for carbohydrates and great for weight loss/control.
#7. Oatmeal will not break your heart
Hilarious? Yes, but it’s also a fact. Oatmeal is rich in Avenanthramides, an antioxidant that protects the heart from blood pressure and a number of other heart diseases.
With this healthy, delicious, and easy-to-prepare meal, your day just got off to a right start or end.
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