Oat it up
Oatmeal has been a breakfast staple in many parts of the world for as long as anyone can remember. However, the old bland recipes meant that it didn’t gain as much traction as tastier grain alternatives like corn flakes and wheat cereals. Fortunately, as modern society embraces healthy eating underrated foods like oatmeal are getting a new lease on life with new recipes and a chance at being the best. And you better believe that those white flaky cereals are bringing their A game.
5 reasons to include oats in your morning meal Oatmeal is one of the most recent trendy breakfast super foods and it is not so hard to understand why everyone is raving about it. In case you need a little more convincing, here are 5 benefits you have to look forward to.
1. It will get you stuffed faster and longer
You know that annoying thing that happens a few hours and for some of us minutes) after breakfast where you feel like you are literally starving? This happens if your first meal of the day contains a lot of sugary empty calories. These create the illusion of filling but soon burn out leaving you hungry. This is one thing that you definitely do not have to worry about with oatmeal. The high fiber and nutrient content means for one that you need less to get satisfied and get nutritional benefits. The fibers also take longer to digest which will definitely keep your stomach busy for a while.
2. It is a literal life saver
Arteriosclerosis is a major health risk in our society and oatmeal just happens to be one of those foods that can do something about it. It has been scientifically proven to contain compounds that break down cholesterol. With lower blood cholesterol the risk of clogging your vessels and subsequent consequences are avoided.
3. It is very dynamic
Oatmeal is not like any other breakfast food in that you can have it in any different number of ways. It is a very receptive meal that easily takes the flavor of additional ingredients without losing its own profile. This allows you to play around with recipes. Today you can have it with fresh fruit, tomorrow peanut butter and the day after some honey. You could also use the oatmeal in other breakfast recipes including muffins, pancakes and cookies as a healthier alternative to processed flour.
4. It will get you ripped
Oatmeal has higher protein levels than most if not all other common cereals. In fact in very one standard cup there is about 5 grams of protein. If you choose to have yours with milk you only raise this figure higher. If you are on a muscle gain diet and exercise regimen this is definitely something you could benefit from.
5. It gets rid of unhealthy cravings
Finally, oatmeal can and will help you curve unhealthy cravings. What many people do not realize is that the body craves compounds in food and not food itself. This includes things like carbs, proteins and fats. Oatmeal provides all these without any of the unhealthy passengers that hitch rides on junk food.