Oats are a type of cereal grain and the part that ends up in your bowl is the edible seed portion of oat grass plants. There are many ways to start your day off right and fueling your body with oatmeal is one of them.
• Easy and Balanced Breakfast
A one cup serving of cooked oatmeal has 150 calories, 4g fiber, and 6g protein. It’s easy to boost the protein even further by adding things like peanut butter or hemp hearts.
• Loaded With Vitamins and Minerals
Oats are packed with different vitamins and minerals including manganese, phosphorus, copper, B1, iron, selenium, magnesium, and zinc.
• Two Types of Fiber
You’ll find both soluble and insoluble fiber in oatmeal. The soluble type turns into a kind of gel during digestion that may help lower cholesterol and keep blood glucose levels steady. The insoluble fiber can help keep things moving in your gut.
Oats are naturally gluten-free, which makes them accessible for a wide range of people. Still, it’s a good idea to check to see if the manufacturer processed the oats on equipment that also processes gluten-containing grains.
The composition of oats make them very satisfying so you’ll be content and can stay on track until your next meal.
• Heart Health
Antioxidants found in oats can have anti-inflammatory effects and provide additional protection against heart disease while helping to control blood pressure.