Oats or Avena sativa are the perfect cereal for your morning breakfast. There are many health benefits of oats. Oats are rich in a dietary fiber called beta-glucan. Use oats in your regular diet for a healthy body.
Oats is the perfect cereal for your mornings – cook it slow, soak it overnight, make a bread or pancake from oats flour or blend it with fruits in a smoothie – you can have oats in various ways. This whole grain is versatile but do you know the amazing health benefits of oats?
Health Benefits of Oats
Oats or oatmeal is a whole grain. Whole grains help in maintaining your blood pressure levels and blood sugar levels. The high fiber and complex carbohydrates in oatmeal slow down it conversion to simple sugars. Oats contain a dietary fiber called beta-glucan which helps to delay the fall in blood sugar levels.
Oats help you to lower LDL or ‘bad cholesterol’. If you have a high cholesterol problem and have been asked to avoid fried food and oily food – try to add oats in your daily diet. Oats contain a plant content called lignans, which helps in protecting against heart diseases. It is, in fact, is a key ingredient to keep your heart healthy.
The soluble fibers in Oats keep your stomach full longer. When you consume oats in your breakfast you tend to feel full longer resulting in making you take fewer snacks! When you have sugar-laden breakfast, they tend to keep you full for a brief period of time.
Try a Breakfast smoothie with Fruits and Oats that will keep you full for long.
Magnesium keeps Heart Healthy
Oatmeal is also a rich source of iron, magnesium and Vitamin B. Magnesium is a key ingredient for enzyme function and helps to relax blood vessels. Magnesium aids heart muscles preventing heart attacks and strokes. High levels of magnesium enhance body’s proper use of glucose and insulin secretion.
Oats is not just amazing for your good health, it’s great for your skin too. Oatmeal helps to moisturize and soften skin.
Healthy Oats Recipes
Including oats in your morning breakfast is a good way to start your day on a healthy note.
Classic Overnight Oats Recipe
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup (heaping) rolled oats
- 2/3 cup unsweetened milk of choice
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- Mix together everything in a mixing bowl
- Spoon this mix into a covered jar or a covered bowl
- Refrigerate for 6-8 hours or overnight
- Bring it to room temperature and enjoy in Breakfast
Add oats in your omelet to make it super healthy.
Add Oats in Pancake
Add Oats in your Cookies and Biscuits
Oats and Banana Sugarless Cookies
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