It’s not always good, I’ll admit.
But it gets the job done. Fills you up, keeps your satisfied and gives you nutrients. I actually made really salty oatmeal today and was pretty upset about it. I used way too much salt. I really should’ve just tasted it to be on the safe side but it’s cool. I simply just put some bananas and almond butter and mostly ate the parts with bananas. It gave it a bit of a sweet and salty taste.
This post is about the oat. Why is it good for you? I’d like to think because of the insoluble fiber meaning: you get to go to the bathroom more often. And that’s a good thing. Great
thing, actually. But really it’s so much more.
There are three main things that makes oats the superfood that it is:
- Soluble/Insoluble Fiber
- Heart Healthy
- Naturally Gluten-Free
Not to mention, it can also be quite taste when you do it right – don’t follow my saltiness ha!
The fibers in oatmeal are actually so good for you they help form a gel to help lower cholesterol and stabilize blood glucose levels. Nutritionist Bonnie Taub-Dix also says, it helps create a “moving” experience for your intestinal health.
In terms of heart healthy, the nutrients in oatmeal is pretty set on. According to Whole Foods, oats can lower cholesterol levels because of the natural fibers. Not only that, but experts note: eating high fiber foods like oats can prevent heart disease. That’s what I’m talking about.
And if you have Celiac Disease, Oatmeal is perfect for that. Most brands are naturally gluten-free but it’s better to be safe than sorry. I would make sure the packaging for the oats says certified gluten free.
Overall, oats are pretty tasty when they’re done right. There’s so many different types, like steal cut oats, instant oatmeal or rolled oats (which are my fav). The only thing I would note is to be careful with instant oatmeal only because sometimes the flavored ones may have too much sugars. Instead, get a good cup of rolled oats – boil some water, drop in your oats and after, add your own spices; you can also add your own frozen fruits! The hot oatmeal will just make it creamy.
Spice it up and eat something good for your body. Just be careful on the salt!