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Why Oatmeal is good for you

Why Oatmeal is good for you

Oats contain both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber forms a viscous gel that helps to lower cholesterol and stabilize blood glucose levels. The insoluble fiber in oats helps curtailing constipation and improving intestinal health. Nutrient-rich oatmeal contains thiamine, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, selenium, and iron. Oats are naturally gluten-free. Oats can keep you feeling fuller longer, thereby helping you control your weight. You can combine oatmeal with your favorite veggies or sweets, and top with an egg or a sprinkle of cheese to enjoy breakfast or dinner.                      

A variety of antioxidants are found exclusively in oats, which exhibit anti-inflammatory and anti-itching activity, and may provide additional protection against coronary heart diseasecolon cancer, and skin irritation. They also may play a role in controlling blood pressure. One cup of cooked oatmeal contains about 150 calories, four grams of fiber, and six grams of protein. To boost protein further, my favorite way to eat oatmeal is with a swirl of almond butter nestled within. This powerful combo will keep you away from hunger.

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