Health Benefits of Eating Oatmeal Every Day
We all consume oatmeal, but only a few of us knew its value. Do you know the health benefits oatmeal provides? It is known as one of the most beneficial food you can eat nowadays. It is rich in fiber, especially beta-glucan and high in minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. One of the most important antioxidant groups is avenanthramides which are confirmed to protect us from a heart attack.
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In this article, we are going to give you several reasons why you should consume oatmeal on a daily basis.
1. Oatmeal is high sours of carbohydrates
As we know oats are 66% carbohydrates. Many people believe that carbohydrates are bad for our health, but numerous of searches confirmed that they are essential for our bodies and we need to intake them every single day. About 11% of the carbs I oats are fiber, and 85% consists of starch. Oats are very low in sugar, with only 1%coming from sucrose. (1)
Oats contain 11% fiber, and the most of it is soluble and is known as beta-glucan. They also have insoluble fiber such as lignin, cellulose, and hemicelluloses. These fibers slower the digestion, stimulate the satiety and suppress the appetite. Beta -glucans also lower the cholesterol levels and decreases the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
We all know that proteins are essential for our body. We need them for straightening our bones, gaining muscle mass and keeping our hair, skin, and nails healthy. They are also excellent sours of energy, and we need them for normal function. Oats contain 17 % proteins which makes them perfect for our diets.
4. Vitamins and Minerals
As we said before oatmeal is rich in vitamins and minerals. It is high in magnesium, phosphorus, copper, iron, vitamin B12, manganese, selenium, vitamin B1, and zinc. If we consume oatmeal regularly, it will help us boost our immune system and maintain our health. (2)
Oats contain more fat than other grains. It provides 5-9 % good fat which is consisted mostly of unsaturated fatty acids. The best way to intake fats is by eating oatmeal every single day. Of course, you should consume it in small portions, and you must avoid buying processed oats because then you will notice side effects.
I don’t know if you are an oatmeal lover, but after reading this article, I hope that you will start eating oats more often than usual. I promise you then you will see the difference.