More and more of us are consuming oat on a daily basis, a cereal that until relatively recently almost nobody knew or consumed. Do you know the benefits of oat? Years ago, it was much more common to consume sugary cereals such as wheat or rice, and the versions we are used to understand as "breakfast cereals" are not very interesting nutritionally speaking.
Because they are loaded with sugar, syrups and other ingredients that have little to do with the cereal in question.
Fortunately, in recent years we are becoming aware of the importance of a correct diet, we have more and more information and at the same time more interest in taking care of ourselves and, therefore, we are concerned about what we eat.
Oatmeal is one of the most complete cereals because it is rich in proteins of high biological value, contains carbohydrates, fats, fiber and a large number of vitamins and minerals.
100gr of our oat flour provides 60'4gr of carbohydrates, 10'3gr of protein and 5'8gr of fat.
The main benefits of oats are:
- It contains magnesium, vitamin B1, copper, iron, phosphorus, potassium, zinc which makes it a natural multivitamin.
- It helps us to maintain our ideal weight because oats do not generate very high insulin peaks in the blood, which allows us to have a feeling of satiety in the long term, thanks also to the amount of fiber it contains.
- Related to the previous point, fiber consumption will help prevent constipation.
- It feeds the good bacteria in the intestine because oats are rich in beta-glucan, a fermentable soluble fiber that feeds the beneficial bacteria that make up the microbiota and, in turn, promotes their growth and permanence in the intestines.
- Regulates sugar levels. As we have mentioned, beta-glucans are water soluble which means that when we digest, they form a gel that slows down the emptying of the stomach and the passage of sugars into the blood, therefore, oats help to improve insulin response and reduce blood sugar levels, very useful for those suffering from type 2 diabetes.
- Reduces LDL cholesterol (known as bad cholesterol). The beta-glucans in oats reduce the absorption of cholesterol from certain foods.
- Its content of B vitamins strengthens our nervous system and reduces stress levels.
- Prevents cancer. Our lifestyle and, therefore, our diet plays a crucial role in the prevention of different pathologies such as cancer. The short-chain fatty acids present in the dietary fiber of oats may have an important anti-carcinogenic activity.
- It improves our concentration. Being a cereal rich in B complex and phosphorus and because oatmeal keeps blood glucose levels stable we get to enhance and improve memory and concentration.
Do you still have doubts about whether you should take oatmeal?
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