Benefits of Oatmeal Part 1

Whether you’re making overnight oats or adding oats to your smoothie, you’re getting a nutrition powerhouse with some major health benefits. Oats and oatmeal are packed with fiber, protein, and tons of vitamins and minerals. They are such a versatile food and can be incorporated into practically any meal of the day. Oats are a staple in many pantries, and for good reason!

Here are a few benefits of oatmeal :

  • Oatmeal is delicious, this requires no further explanation.
  • Oatmeal provides tons of fibre and protein. It’s on the short list for the highest protein levels of any grain, which is good news because fibre and protein keep you feeling fuller for longer.
  • Oatmeal is quick & easy to make. A simple bowl of overnight can be prepared the night before in about five minutes or so. When you wake up, no prep time is required. So go ahead, press that snooze button one more time.
  • Oatmeal stabilises blood sugar, and can reduce the risk of diabetes. It’s high fibre and complex carbohydrates slow down the conversion to simple sugars. This will reduce cravings, and will maintain the body’s proper use of glucose and insulin.

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44 Comments Add yours

  1. Belladonna says:

    Yes yes yes! I have to start my day with oatmeal! So good for you

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    1. GS says:

      Whether it’s steel-cut or rolled, quick-cooking or instant, oatmeal is good for you, experts say—with a few caveats. Oatmeal is rich in fiber, which promotes fullness, eases the insulin response, and benefits gut health. It’s also a source of vitamins B and E, and minerals such as magnesium.

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  2. Athira says:

    Oatmeal is good for health

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    1. GS says:

      Benefits include lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, protection against skin irritation and reduced constipation. In addition, they are very filling and have many properties that should make them a weight loss friendly food. At the end of the day, oats are among the healthiest foods you can eat.

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  3. Because of the fibre in oats you don’t have any issues with constipation. 😂

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    1. GS says:

      Produced from the outer layers of the oat grain, oat bran is high in both soluble and insoluble fiber, making it a good choice as a natural laxative.

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  4. Efrona Mor says:

    Cheers to oatmeal!! Nice post.. love oatmeal too..

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    1. GS says:

      Yes and they are gluten free so no more gassiness and bloating. Oats contain avenin, which is a protein similar to gluten. Research has shown that most people with coeliac disease can tolerate gluten free oats with no problems. The issue is that sometimes oats are produced in the same place as wheat, barley and rye, and then become contaminated with these other grains.

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  5. Ciscas says:

    Thanks for the information

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    1. GS says:

      Whether it’s steel-cut or rolled, quick-cooking or instant, oatmeal is good for you, experts say—with a few caveats. Oatmeal is rich in fiber, which promotes fullness, eases the insulin response, and benefits gut health. It’s also a source of vitamins B and E, and minerals such as magnesium.

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      1. Ciscas says:

        But the taste😳

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      2. GS says:

        Oh add it in milk

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      3. Ciscas says:

        I have tried with milk but still not my taste but because of nutritional value, I have to make go down the throat.. I add bananas too sometimes.

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      4. GS says:

        Oh okay. Then maybe you can find something else for breakfast. How about yogurt and blueberries or eggs ?

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  6. c.f. leach says:

    I was an oatmeal baby and in my young age of … I am still into oatmeal. My favorite is raisin, dates and walnut. Whooo

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    1. GS says:

      Wohoooo…that sounds tasty..!!!

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  7. c.f. leach says:

    It is! Have a great rest of your week. Blessings and Peace.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you 🙏🏼

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  8. I reap the benefit of oatmeal every morning — a combination of old fashioned and steel cut oatmeal, flax seeds, chopped date, and raw walnuts!

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    1. GS says:

      Oats also contain fiber which is great for digestive health. If you have chronic constipation issues, consuming oats every morning will be helpful. One cup of oats contain four grams of fiber. You can include fruits and nuts to increase the fiber value of your breakfast.

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  9. Dragthepen says:

    Yummy 😋 yes to oatmeal

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    1. GS says:

      Oatmeal is as close to perfect as you can get for a breakfast food. It’s a whole food with one ingredient-oats. A hearty bowl gives you energy to power through your morning, fills you up with complex “good” carbohydrates, can be prepped the night before (lifesaving for busy mornings), takes on a variety of toppings and flavors, and is pretty darn cheap. Not to mention, oatmeal fits into a variety of diets and eating patterns, whether you’re vegan, gluten-free, trying to lose weight or eating to manage diabetes or heart disease.

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  10. Ryan says:

    So glad I am not the only person left eating carbs

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    1. GS says:

      Oh good carbs are allowed

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      1. Ryan says:

        Carbs have the inability to be good or bad. They have no moral inclination. It’s a construct create by the diet industry to create shame.

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      2. GS says:

        Complex carbs pack in more nutrients than simple carbs. They’re higher in fiber and digest more slowly. This also makes them more filling, which means they’re a good option for weight control. They’re also ideal for people with type 2 diabetes because they help manage blood sugar spikes after meals.

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      3. Ryan says:

        This is the stuff I am talking about, a carbohydrate is a starch that universally turns into glucose through glycolysis.

        Food can not be used as energy until about 16/48 hours after consumption.

        You get the same energy from twizzlers as you do Brown rice the difference is twizzlers are a gold mine of carbohydrates compared to brown rice. So your immediate insulin response is much more making you feel “jittery” and the. “Crashy”. It has nothing to with the quality of carbohydrate.

        Next Feeling full, the entire point of eating is to feel full. You lose weight by consuming less energy. Hunger is response out of habit and rarely actually starvation cues. If you eat less frequently regularly then you will be hungry less. All these little meals through out the day your diet plan is selling you actually makes you hungry you more creating greater space for failure when you don’t have their special meals.

        The other thing eating all snacks all the time does is create a constant insulin supply in your blood stream which is the beginnings of type 2 Diabetes.

        If your eating for nutrients it should be leafy greens not complex carbohydrates.

        So a real plan for losing weight on a food based diet is
        Breakfast Tea or Cofee
        Lunch: Salad light to no dressing
        Dinner: a macronutrient blend of 60% carbs, 20% fat, 20% protein.

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      4. GS says:

        Wow thanks for the information and the meal plan

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      5. Ryan says:

        You are welcome, get a hold of me if you have any more questions. Always be aware of anyone who is heavily one sided. We are Omnivores.

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      6. GS says:

        Thank you Ryan

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you!!

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      1. Always happy to read and share your great posts, Dear!
        xoxox 😘💕🌹😁

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      2. GS says:

        🙏🏼😃

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    1. GS says:

      Oatmeal is great for sure.

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  11. Nice post…my fav…i like it

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    1. GS says:

      Yes, oatmeal is the best. And it can be taken anytime of the day. A healthy bowl of oatmeal helps promote sleep because of its content of calcium, magnesium and potassium. Alternatively, you can keep some oatmeal cookies on your side table and eat before going to bed. Oatmeal has got great benefits and it’s pretty good for weight loss too.

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  12. roger banks says:

    I love oatmeal 😋

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    1. GS says:

      Makes two of us. Simply love it and it’s nutritious.!

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