So, one of my favorite meals to make is oatmeal. I grew up on oatmeal, thanks to my lovely Nae Nae(grandmother).
Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth. Oats are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Weight loss, low blood sugar, and reduce the risk of heart disease are some of the benefits oats have.
More Oat health benefits
- Good source of carbs and fiber. Half a cup of dry oats contains manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, folate, vitamin B1(thiamin), vitamin B5(pantothenic acid)
- Rich in antioxidants including avenanthramides (helps lower blood pressure)
- Contains Beta-Glucan a power soluble fiber
- Lowers cholesterol
- Improve blood sugar levels
- Very filling(aids in weight loss)
- Ground oats can help with skin care(oat based skin products can improve eczema symptoms).
- Oats can help relieve constipation.
Oats by themselves are very filling, but due to my busy schedule, I don’t always have time to eat when I’m hungry. I go hours sometimes until my next meal. To prevent me from being super hungry until my next meal, make sure I have energy throughout the day, receive my micronutrients for the day, and keep me satisfied, I add some very healthy and helpful ingredients to achieve that goal.
- 1/2 cup of oats
- 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup almond milk.
- 1/3 cup cut strawberries
- 1/3 cup of granola with chia seed
- 2 tbsps of organic flax seed
- A little-shredded coconut
I get asked frequently what is I eat and why do I eat the way I do. I eat to be satisfied and full. I don’t eat for gains or weight loss. You can say I eat to maintain, but not really. I eat, for what helps me perform at my optimum self.