Keep in mind that if you don’t like the texture of oatmeal, then make pancakes or waffles out of it. (Recipe coming soon)
I make sure I keep at least 2- 42-ounce canisters of oatmeal at my house at all times. Then, as soon as I run out of one, I make sure to add oatmeal to my weekly shopping list.
There are so many types that are available to us. However, I tend to avoid the packets of oats; they consist of unnecessary amounts of sugar. Instead, it’s better to control the amount of cinnamon, and brown sugar, added or not added. Also, by not using the packets, you can choose to add natural sugar by sprinkling in your favorite fruits. For instance, Bananas, apples, and blueberries are DELICIOUS in a warm bowl of oats.
When I’m ready for my oats, I need to be in and out of the kitchen as fast as possible. I have a lot of things to accomplish in my morning, and the last thing I need is to spend more than 10 minutes on breakfast prep.
So my go-to is quick oats; I add whatever I’m in the mood for.
Lately, my style of choice has been a 1/2 cup of oats, and I eyeball how much warm water I put in my bowl and heat it for a minute.
Then, as soon as the microwave dings, I add a splash or two of unsweetened almond milk, half of a banana, and one teaspoon of peanut butter and enjoy it while it’s hot.
5 Reasons to add oats to your diet
1. Oats Can Improve Cholesterol~ Oats contain soluble fiber. Soluble fiber will help lower your cholesterol.
2. Oats May Help Relieve Constipation~ The insoluble fiber will get things moving in the right direction. Gut Health is in full effect!!!!
3. Oats Make an Easy, Balanced Breakfast~ Easy to prep, and you can mix and match with various goodies. For example, you can make oatmeal taste like whatever you wish.
4. Oats Provide Important Vitamins and Mineral ~ Manganese, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Folate, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B5.
5. Oats May Help You Control Your Weight
Oats will help you control your appetite. As a result, you will stay full for an extended period, which will help eliminate morning snacking.
Per 1/2 Cup Serving: 150 calories; 0.5 g sat fat (3% DV); 0 mg sodium (0% DV); 1 g total sugars; 4 g fiber (13% DV). 100% Whole Grain: 40 g or more per serving. 100% of the grain is whole grain. ~WholeGrainCouncil.org.~
So now that you have all this information….. Are you interested in having a bowl of oatmeal?
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19 Replies to “5 Reasons to add OATS to your diet”
I’ve been all about oatmeal for breakfast for, well, life….but, I’ve had to switch to none dairy, so yep almond milk..I did try yogurt, but the same reaction I’ve had with milk…..but yep, how I start my day…after the run
Warren it seems you are healthy as aa horse. Keep up the great work my friend.
I’m trying to eat a little yogurt in thee morning with breakfast, not really my thing but trying to make it a staple.
Thank you for sharing these facts about oatmeal
You’re so weelcome Molly! I hope you’re doing well this week.
I am Scottish so oats are a staple for us. Love them!
Healthier eating seems to be a common theme with non-Americans. We tend to eat loads of sugar. UGGGHHH!
Wish I enjoyed oats. Can’t get past the texture.
I love oats! ThanK’s for share, Belladonna.
Me too! I hope you have a geat day Elvira.
Thanks so much, Belladonna. You as well.
I’m having me a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast this morning! It’s great for a facial mask too!!! 😜🥣💆🏽♀️🍜🤗
I completlely forgot about that. Maybe I should put it on my feet too. LOLOLOL
😂😅🤣 Guuurrrrlllll…I got a lot of fiber in these feet!!! 👣👣👣 And as Forrest Gump says, “That’s all I have to say about that!” 😝😲😜
I buy the packets, but you’ve inspired me to switch!
I make mine with maple syrup and dark cherries… 🙂
Never tried it with dark cherries. That sounds really good!
My other might be an acquired taste…oatmeal with vegan feta, flavoured oil, and mushrooms! Yum!
Yes required for sure! LOL
I’m scared to try that mixture.