Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, they say. So corny, isn’t it? However, nutritionists and doctors haven’t stopped recommending oatmeal in the morning for breakfast. And you know, it works! For example, it can help lower the risk of heart disease.
Here are 8 reasons to start eating oats every day.
Oats should be high-quality, environmentally friendly, and free of impurities and foreign particles. To diversify the taste of oatmeal, add fresh fruits, nuts, cinnamon, cream, or low-fat yogurt to the mixture.
1. You’ll get better skin.
Oatmeal is ideal for the treatment of inflammatory conditions, like eczema or irritation, and also promotes healthy skin. The unique properties of oatmeal stem from the presence of a wide variety of vitamins and trace elements in its composition. Zinc helps to cleanse the skin and remove toxins and other harmful compounds. It also effectively narrows the pores and has a rejuvenating effect. Iron is one of the most important elements for the nutrition and saturation of moisture in skin cells. Manganese removes swelling and inflammation, and also promotes rapid healing of the skin after wounds, bruises, burns, and other micro-injuries. Magnesium normalizes blood circulation and provides a marked renewal of skin cells.
2. Your muscles will receive more protein.
One serving or about 8 tablespoons of oatmeal, gives your body 15% of the recommended daily amount of protein. Don`t forget about vitamin E, antioxidants, and glutamine, which help to regenerate muscle fibers faster.
3. High levels of antioxidants.
Oats are rich in antioxidants – one of them being Avenanthramides – which help with itching, inflammation, and blood pressure. They contains beta-glucan, which lowers blood sugar. Their effect is enhanced with the presence of vitamin C. It’s not completely random that breakfast combines orange juice with oatmeal.