I’ve added a ton of resources here on the benefits of oats.
Included are benefits I feel are important to remember when living a well-balanced healthy way of eating.
Incorporating oats or eating oatmeal can help keep your energy levels steady until lunchtime to hopefully avoid the dreaded snack machine that likes to flirt with us as we walk by.
This post is all about the benefits of oats.
Benefits of Oats
- Oats expand and add bulk in the belly, plus digests slowly which will prevent a sugar crash.
- Oats are a high fiber, healthy breakfast option that is very versatile and can be added to many meal options…
- They are a great source of iron especially for young women during menstruation, and anyone needing to get more iron in their diet.
- Oats are full of vitamins and minerals and contain vital macro and micronutrients the body requires.
- One cup of Oats contains 10.7g of protein which makes this a great option for added protein to most meals, and especially great for breakfast. To find out how to add oats to dinner check out this post.
- Adding oats daily will keep you regular and constipation at bay far away (that rhymed haha). More regularity equals less bloat and who doesn’t like a good feeling tummy.
- Lastly, the great benefit of oats is that it’s all about adding and not taking away. Adding oats is a great way to transition to a healthier way of eating.
If you have a gluten or wheat sensitivity, adding gluten-free oats, or avoiding oats altogether may be the best option. Always listen to your body.
- This article by healthline provides a wealth of information if you are interested in learning more and/or have the time to read all about oats.
The benefits of oats are long but the point is to bring you a snapshot of what I believe is the most important to consider and making small changes. You most likely will not remember 20 facts about oats or why you should eat them, but it’s enough to keep in mind to remember to add more oats where you can.
This is my new mantra for 2021, “Less food drama for the llama”. (I LOVE LLAMAS and ALPACAS!)
Food is fuel, and that fuel could equal optimizing weight loss, having more energy to run around with the kids, have the mental clarity for those dreaded finals, and anything else on your goals list.
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