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Why Start Your Day With A Bowl Of Oats?

BY SOMREETA MUKHERJEE

Having a bowl of freshly cooked oats at your breakfast table is a wonderful way to incorporate whole grain in your regular diet. Oatmeal is known to promote good health and that is why, you should try to include oats as a top choice when you wish to eat healthy. Whether you wish to relish a bowl of milk and oats with lots of dry fruits and nuts, or you want your oatmeal upma cooked delectably with lots of curry leaves, mustard seeds and spices- oats is surely a fiber rich breakfast that has several health benefits attached. Check out the reasons to start your day with your bowl of oats!

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oats for breakfast

HEALTH BENEFITS OF EATING OATS

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1.FULL OF NUTRIENTS: Oats are rich in beta-glucan fiber, known to lower bad cholesterol level. A cup of oats (around 80 grams) contain 8 g of fiber and 305 calories. It also contains vitamin E, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, flavonoids and carotenoids. Thus, a unique combination of fiber and protein, oats can be an easy way to have a balanced breakfast, especially with combined with fruits and nuts.

 

2.FOR WEIGHT CONTROL: Oats is rich in fiber and protein. Having a bowl of oats makes you feel full and your hunger pangs are satisfied. The grains are known to be beneficial to your gastrointestinal tract and reduces the risk of obesity. Consuming this whole grain cereal helps lower your BMI and thus, can be safely incorporated in your weight loss diet as well.

 

3.PROMOTES HEART HEALTH: Oatmeal contains soluble fiber that reduces the body’s capacity of absorbing ‘bad’ cholesterol. Antioxidants contained in oatmeal helps in protecting against LDL oxidation. Oats are also associated with lowering of high blood pressure levels. This is turn promotes heart health.

 

4.BETTER BLOOD SUGAR CONTROL: oatmeal is rich in fiber that causes no spike in blood sugar levels. Thus, even a diabetic or pre-diabetic can enjoy a steaming bowl of oats at the breakfast table without experiencing the pangs of guilt. Research says that having oats regularly significantly lessens the risk developing Type 2 diabetes.

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5.FOR ADDING VARIETY TO YOUR BREAKFAST TABLE: Actually, oats can be prepared in several ways, which in turn adds variety to your breakfast table. Soak it in milk, add 2 tbsp of honey and sprinkle almonds if you want to keep it simple and easy. Make those delightful round oats upma or idli for that exquisite South Indian touch. Enjoy oats muffins or oat-apple crumble if you have a sweet-tooth. Basically, oats can be really versatile if you are innovative enough!

 

So, what is your reason to have your bowl of oats?

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