Why You Should Eat Oats Again

9:51 AM Chan Zubiaga 0 Comments

Believe it or not, oatmeal is a real comfort food. It will keep you warm and full even after a few hours. It may not be too obvious, but your gut will feel happy.

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My aunt used to serve us oatmeal every single morning when we were kids. It tastes good, especially with milk. However, I have outgrown eating it. There was a long gap of a couple of years when I didn't even give a second thought when I see it in the grocery. That all changed because now, I am on the hunt of cleaning up my diet from years of eating crap.

According to World Health Organization, oats is one of the healthiest foods available. It has a good amount of manganese and molybdenum which helps in protein and fat metabolism, no wonder it is a great help when trying to lose some weight, but importantly so that the digestive processes can function healthily.

Manganese and molybdenum also works well with B vitamins present in oats, thiamin, niacin, biotin, which keeps the nerves healthy. It also has trace minerals like copper, zinc, selenium, iron and magnesium.

Oats has low glycemic index which is beneficial in reducing the risk of diabetes. It is rich in phenols which is an effective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound. The lignans which is composed of both soluble and insoluble fiber are good antioxidants that help balance the hormones, which in turn, brushes away diseases of the heart and cancer.

Maybe you, too, should bring back oats to your diet. After all, what have you got to lose?

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