Most of us know them mainly in the form of porridge or as part of breakfast cereals. Oatmeal has become one of the most popular fitness foods in recent years. Do you know, however, that this is typical "bodybuilder" food that also provides a lot of health benefits?! We will talk about some of them in the following lines.
Beta-glucans contained in oatmeal known as β-glucan reduces appetite by increasing the hunger-fighting hormone cholecystokinin.
Today, High blood pressure is very common in diseases found in modern civilization. Studies clearly demonstrate a positive relationship between eating whole grain foods (oat flakes, whole grain foods ...) and reducing high blood pressure.
Do you know that feeling when you are fatigued after a carbohydrate meal? In the case of oatmeal, this feeling can be partially avoided. This is due to the high content of soluble fiber - sugars are absorbed into the bloodstream slowly (low glycemic index). The effects are strongest, in the case of whole unprocessed flakes; processing (instantiation) weakens this effect.
Oatmeal has been heavily studied in relation to the immune system’s response to disease. As mentioned above, unique beta-glucans contained in flakes help neutrophils to find the place of infection faster and improve the body's ability to fight it.
If you've ever read the label on a bottle of some lotion or face creams, you will probably find oatmeal in there. Oatmeal is great for dry and irritated skin. The starchiness of oats creates a barrier that allows the skin to hold its moisture.
Although oatmeal is popular, mainly as a breakfast meal, it is worth considering, eating it in the evenings (before bedtime). Why? Because they contain melatonin, and complex carbohydrates, which can help with, higher levels of tryptophan. Tryptophan, using vitamin B6, produces serotonin, which is popularly known as the hormone of happiness
Antioxidants are very important because they protect the body from free radicals, which are molecules that get into the body through the influence of toxins. Free radicals increase the risk of cancer and heart disease because they are unstable.
- 100 grams of oat flakes contain up to 9 grams of fiber, a large part of which is made up of beta-glucans, which, among other things, lower LDL cholesterol.
- Oat flakes are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Mainly vitamins B1, B6 and Vitamin E. Minerals include mainly calcium and iron.
- 100 grams of oatmeal contains approximately 370 Kcal of which 14 grams are protein, 59 grams of carbohydrates, 7 grams of fat and 9 grams of fiber
Oatmeal, in general, is a great addition to your diet. If you have not been eating oatmeal so far, we think that after reading this article you will definitely feel ready to give them a chance.
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