Bowl Of Hot Oatmeal With Blueberries

Getty ImagesDiane Labombarbe

Go ahead and reach for your favorite breakfast staple again and again. Oatmeal doesn’t just warm you up in the morning — it fuels your body for the day ahead and also helps protect it from diseases down the road. Here’s why you should keep sprinkling cinnamon, berries, and your other favorite toppings on that bowl of oats.

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

1. It can help protect against chronic diseases.

Because of its cholesterol-lowering superpowers, oatmeal is a heart-healthy food that can help your body rid itself of harmful plaque buildup, which can decrease your risk of heart attack and stroke. (Thanks, soluble fiber!) The high content of soluble fiber in oats has also been associated with reducing blood pressure and risk of heart failure. What’s more, oats are rich in phytochemicals, which are powerful antioxidant compounds that have been linked with cancer-fighting properties.

2. It curbs cravings.

The soluble fiber in oatmeal delays gastric emptying — which is just a fancy way of saying that it slows down your digestion rate. Because of this, it delivers a serious binge-busting double whammy: You’ll feel fuller, faster, and it raises your blood sugar at a stable rate. Both contribute to keeping your appetite in check.

3. It’s an immune system-booster.

The beta-glucan found in oats helps boost our infection-fighting blood cells. Oats also contain selenium and zinc, two important nutrients for warding off infection and helping you stay in fighting shape.

4. It helps keep you energized.

While B vitamins themselves don’t give you energy (only carbs, protein, and fats can do that), the B vitamins in oats do serve as metabolic cofactors, meaning they help play a role in yielding energy from the calories we consume. And since oats also contain iron (a mineral which helps deliver oxygen to red blood cells) and magnesium (which aids nerve and muscle function), oatmeal is my go-to recommendation for endurance athletes looking to maximize their stamina.

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/diet-nutrition/a26010/health-benefits-oatmeal/

P.S We are always on the the lookout for lifestyle solutions for our readers! If you are interested in safely detoxing, cleansing, and/or losing weight Visit Here for more information ALSO Get Our FREE Natural Cures Ebook Enter Your info Here slimladyteahttps://blog.slimladytea.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/4-reasons-why-oatmeal-is-the-ultimate-breakfast-1024x514.jpghttps://blog.slimladytea.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/4-reasons-why-oatmeal-is-the-ultimate-breakfast-150x150.jpgblogslimladyHealth & Wellnessbelly fat,cleanse,detox,lose belly fat,lose weight,weight lossGetty ImagesDiane Labombarbe Go ahead and reach for your favorite breakfast staple again and again. Oatmeal doesn't just warm you up in the morning — it fuels your body for the day ahead and also helps protect it from diseases down the road....Entertainment, Wellness, And More.....