Sunday, January 28, 2018 by Janine Acero
Oats (Avena sativa) are whole grains that are commonly eaten for breakfast as oatmeal, which is made by boiling oats in water or milk. Oatmeal is also known as porridge. Oats are often included in the ingredients in making muffins, granola bars, cookies and other baked goods.
Oats are among the most nutrient-rich foods you can eat. They are a good source of carbohydrates and fiber. Moreover, they contain more protein and fat than most grains.
Other nutrients abundant in oats are calcium, potassium, vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc. Additionally, oats are a great source of antioxidants, which help manage blood pressure levels and have anti-inflammatory properties.
Oats can be an excellent part of everyday meal. If you’ve decided to make it a regular part of your diet, pop some color and flavor to your ordinary, boring oatmeal with these tasty (and nutritious!) additions. (Related: Top 8 Reasons Why You Should Eat Oatmeal Everyday.)
Oatmeal is a delicious and highly filling food. Did you know that eating filling foods can help you lose weight? When you eat filling foods, you don’t immediately think of your next meal, or worse, think of eating some unhealthy junk food for dessert. This helps ensure that you take in fewer calories, which in turn may help regulate your weight.
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