Breakfast at your home probably doesn’t look like a buffet on a cruise ship.
You are in a race with the clock, and it’s difficult to eat healthy.
The good news about oatmeal is that it’s quick and also is ideal for weight control.
Plain oatmeal is high in fiber and low in calories.
It’s also inexpensive.
We are going to delve into oatmeal to discover its health benefits.
Breaking down Oatmeal
One cup of cooked instant oats has 159 calories; 27 grams of carbs, 5 grams of proteins and only 3 grams of fat.
In case you are tempted to purchase pre-packaged flavored packets, you may want to know that they contain additional sugar.
If you’re not careful you can consume up to 6 times as many calories in those flavored packets.
Oat Fiber & Weight Loss
Rich in soluble fiber, oatmeal can be used in a weight-loss diet.
Even though the fiber has carbs, it doesn’t break down as most other carbs do.
While in the stomach, oatmeal absorbs water which is beneficial in fighting constipation.
To be on the right track for losing weight, the guidelines according to Harvard Health Publications recommend getting 30 grams of fiber daily.
One cup of cooked oatmeal provides 13 percent of that daily requirement.
Additionally, oatmeal offers other benefits including lowering blood pressure.
This can have a significant impact on protecting heart health.
While anyone can benefit from the weight loss potential, recent studies indicate that oatmeal may even help fight childhood obesity.
Dressing up Oatmeal
To create a more visually appealing bowl of oatmeal, and entice kids to try it, toss in some chopped apples or pears.
Sprinkle pecans or a dash of cinnamon on top.
Adding a handful of berries will enhance the taste and boost the fiber.
Allow your creativity to try something new each morning.