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The Benefits of Oatmeal

April 10, 2017

 

 

 

    Some people dread eating oatmeal first thing in the morning. In this age where people are prioritizing their health, it's important to know that oatmeal as a food is not going anywhere. It is an essential item to have that will jumpstart your day. 

 

     For starters, oatmeal is high in Fiber, which will keep the body full in between meals without having a sense of starvation in that time period. It's a whole grain source, meaning it may lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It's IMPORTANT to watch packaging that is "prepackaged". In other words, separate bags, which may contain higher sugar & sodium content, which may diminish the other important nutritents, including fiber.

 

    Eating oatmeal routinely can lower the risk of higher cholesterol, LDL to be more specific. If you've been diagnosed with high cholesterol, consider introducing oatmeal to your diet & you'll likely see and feel the significant changes in your body. 

 

    Because of its high fiber source, oatmeal has been linked to weight loss for many. A breakfast that is high in sugar and other simple carbs will only keep you full for a brief period of time, causing hunger to kick in sooner than your next meal, as a result one will consume more calories, causing weight gain. Eating oatmeal first thing in the morning will likely keep you full in between meals so it'll be less likely they'll be an increase in appetite.

 

1.) high in protein (if you eat more than one serving)

2.) high in fiber

3.) high in poly & mono-unsaturated fats

4.) high in complex carbohydrates 

 

- R.Feliz 

 

   

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