June 19th, 2011 |
The healthiest meal to jumpstart your day is also the easiest one to prepare. A bowl of your favorite oatmeal (with favorite fruits and milk) provides just the right amount of nutrients your body needs to ensure a steady boost of energy throughout the day. What does this fiber-rich fare guarantee?
OATS AS ANTIOXIDANT
Oats are rich in selenium, which works with vitamin E in decreasing symptoms of asthma and in reducing the risk of heart disease and colon cancer.
TAKES CARE OF YOUR HEART
Oatmeal’s high-fiber content removes the cholesterol from the digestive system, which could otherwise end up in the bloodstream and increase the risk of heart disease.
The beta-glucans in oats have been known to fight off disease-causing bacteria and viruses.
PROMOTES WEIGHT LOSS
The soluble fiber in oatmeal slows down digestion, which makes you feel a sense of fullness long after breakfast.
REGULATES BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS
Oats stabilize your blood sugar levels, and keep them in control throughout the day. Support this with a steady serving of nourishing fiber-rich foods during your meal breaks.