Reasons why people love oats recipes

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We, as humans, are always living a fast-paced life. Maintaining a balance between work and personal life while also keeping your health in check can become a bit too much to handle. If provided with tasty, quick yet healthy meal options, what else would one want? Oats is the hero in disguise. Oats/oatmeal has the perfect nutritional profile. Oats are packed with nutrients, protein, antioxidants and fibre.

While oats alone are filled with important nutrients, they can be paired with other healthier ingredients that constitute a fulfilling and healthy meal. Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra adds a healthy cookie and smoothie to her breakfast that contains almond milk, banana, oats and honey. People are opting for oats because of the various health benefits that it provides, here are some of them.

  1. Rich in Antioxidants 

Oats are rich in antioxidants. It contains polyphenols, which are plant-based compounds and also contain avenanthramides. Avenanthramides help in increasing the production of nitric acid, which can lower blood pressure, improve blood flow, and reduce inflammation and itching.

  1. Improves blood sugar level

Oats contain a soluble fibre called beta-glucan that can help improve insulin response and possibly reduce blood sugar too. Research has found that oatmeal has a positive effect on blood sugar control for people with type 2 diabetes.

  1. Packed with vitamins and minerals

Oats is a nutrient-rich food while also being low on calories. Oatmeal is packed with magnesium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, folate, copper, vitamins B-1 and B-5. It provides the body with all the healthy nutrients it needs while keeping the stomach full and maintaining a healthy body

  1. Promoting healthy bacteria

The beta-glucan in oats mixes with the water in the body and forms a gel-like substance that coats the digestive tract and promotes healthy digestion in the body. The coating feeds good bacteria in the gut and can contribute to a healthy gut.

  1. Managing weight

Oatmeal is rich in soluble fibre which makes you feel full even after a small portion of it. Research has shown oats can increase satiation and reduce the desire to eat for at least 4 hours after the meal. This cuts your desire to munch in between meals and contributes to weight loss and helps one achieve a healthy body.

  1. Quick, easy, tasty

Oats are easy to make and can be mismatched with other ingredients to make a sweet or savoury meal depending on your mood and craving. On average oats take 7-10 mins to cook which make them an ideal choice for us living in a fast-paced world. Overnight oats recipes or other recipes can be made and packed to take on the go as well. 

  1. Versatile grain

Apart from the multitude of health benefits that Oats provides us, it is also known for its versatility. Oats can be used in multiple ways such as smoothies, cakes, cookies, risottos and are also a great binding agent for your burgers and chicken strips. 

Well, what’s not to love about oats? Absolutely nothing. They are healthy, they can be incorporated into your favourite recipes, and they are easy to make. Start including oats in your diet and make the healthier switch your body needs, now! 

 

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