Oatmeal is the latest thing to recommend for a healthy breakfast. But is oatmeal really healthy? Let’s find out.
Oatmeal is overall healthy. It provides healthy carbohydrates. It is a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber and contains essential amino acids for optimum functioning of the body. The fiber slows down the digestion of starch and helps in regulation of blood sugar levels and keeps you away from heart risk. The fiber makes you feel full for a longer time which helps you lose weight. Further, the soluble fiber present in it helps in reducing LDL ( bad cholesterol).
It all sounds wonderful, but should you be eating oatmeal for every meal? Probably not, since oatmeal provides healthy carbs, but by itself does not comprise a complete balanced meal. So, pair it with other foods in your diet, to make a balanced meal plan.
Spice up your oatmeal with some ideas mentioned below.
Fruits can help you spice up your oatmeal making it more nutritious. Apples, bananas, grapes, berries are a few options you can include in your oatmeal and other fruits.
Add a kick to your oat meal by adding cinnamon or nutmeg. Some other dry fruits can also compliment it depending on how you want to experiment. Raisins, cashew nut and almonds work well.
Have you tried honey with it?Author Information — this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo