The Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Oats and Oatmeals

The Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Oats and Oatmeals

Oats are the world’s healthiest food, the best way to start a day and carry energy for a whole day routine is by starting your day with a bowl of freshly cooked oatmeal.

Oats known as Avena sativa in science are a good source of fiber and nutrients which carry a lot of health benefits for your body.

Health Benefits of Oats

Helps in losing weight and cholesterol

Oats are a low-calorie food that makes you feel full for longer, it helps you to lower the bad cholesterol in your body. The Beta-Glucan fiber found in Oats helps in reducing the cholesterol level, which further helps in reducing the risk of heart diseases and stroke.

Oats help in controlling blood pressure

Oatmeal can lower blood pressure as it contains beta-glucan, a form of soluble fiber which when broken down forms a gel that absorbs LDL Cholesterol which is the bad cholesterol of the body. Low LDL cholesterol means lower blood pressure plus oats come with a good source of potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc, B-vitamins, and vitamin E,  all of them are good for cardiovascular health.

Controls the blood sugar level-so reducing the risk of Diabetes

Beta-Glucan fiber found in Oats is also helpful in Type 2 Diabetes, people who eat oatmeal experience a much slower rise in blood sugar as compared to those who eat regular food. Stabilizing the blood sugar level by intake of oats in the morning will help you to keep your blood sugar level under control the rest of the day supported with healthy food.

Immune your body to disease

The  Beta-Glucan fiber found in oats helps in immuning the body from bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. So intake of Oats in the morning not only increases your energy level but also boosts your immune system.

Protect Skin

Oats have also been used to protect your skin as they can normalize your skin PH and keep it moisturized and soft. It will relieve itching and irritation caused by the skin and provide many other benefits for the skin.

Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

The antioxidants found in oats called avenanthramide helps in reducing Cardiovascular disease by lowering the bad cholesterol (LDL) without affecting the good cholesterol (HDL). It is an important food item that helps with all types of heart disease.

Suggested Read: A Bowl Of Oats For Good Health

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Simmi Kamboj is the Founder and Administrator of Ritiriwaz, your one-stop guide to Indian Culture and Tradition. She had a passion for writing about India's lifestyle, culture, tradition, travel, and is trying to cover all Indian Cultural aspects of Daily Life.