Science Explains What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Oatmeal Every Day

Oats are among the most popular health foods worldwide, and there are multiple reasons for it. They are a rich source of fiber (10.6g) and the only source of avenanthramide, which regulates blood pressure and fights arterial inflammation.

Here are the health benefits of oatmeal:

-- Oats lower blood pressure and lower the risk of heart disease, and studies have shown that they are as effective as anti-hypertensive medication

-Oats regulate blood sugar due to the high fiber content, that has a low glycemic index and thus prevents insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes

-- Oats significantly improve satiety, and diet and digestive quality

-- Oatmeal is rich in avenanthramide, antioxidants that prevent free radical damage, fight inflammation, prevent hardening of the arteries, and lower the risk of cancer and heart disease

-- The high fiber content in oats lowers the risk of colorectal cancer

-- Oats reduce appetite and help weight loss since the  β-glucan in them raises the levels of the hormone cholecystokinin

Now, here is how to properly cook an oatmeal and reap all these benefits:

Quick Cooking Oats

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 2 cups water, milk or a combination of both

Directions:

Boil 2 cups of water, and add a cup of the instant oats. Reduce the heat and then leave it to simmer for a minute, uncovered. Next, just remove the saucepan from the heat, cover it, and you can serve it after half a minute.

Rolled Oats

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups water, milk or a combination of both

Directions:

Mix 1 cup rolled oats (old-fashioned) and 2 cups water in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil, lower the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes while covered. Then, remove the saucepan from heat, leave it for 2 minutes, and you can serve it.

Steel-Cut Oats

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 3 cups water

Directions:

Mix the ingredients in a saucepan, bring to boil, and then cover it. Leave it to simmer for half an hour, and then remove it from heat. Leave it covered for 5 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!