Go Bananas… Have some Oats

Whole Grain Oatmeal

FullSizeRender 2.jpgWhole grain cooked  oats are incredibly nutritious, they are a good source of carbs and fiber. Oats are also loaded with important vitamins, minerals and antioxidant plant compounds.

Have Some Fun & Add Some Toppings

1. Place 1 cinnamon stick, 2/3 cup water & 1/3 cup whole grain oats in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.

2 . Reduce heat and let oatmeal simmer until 90% of the water is absorbed.
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3. Remove from heat & Pour oatmeal into a bowl

4. Add some toppings

 

Why not have some cooked oats?

Antioxidants 

Oatmeal  contains Avenanthramides. these antioxidants may help lower blood pressure levels. In addition, avenanthramides have anti-inflammatory and anti-itching effects.

FullSizeRender 5.jpgFiber

Oats contain large amounts of beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber. Beta-glucan partially dissolves in water and forms a thick, gel-like solution in the gut. This reduces cholesterol levels, blood sugar and insulin response. It also increases growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract.

Oatmeal is Very Filling and May Help You Lose Weight

Not only is oatmeal a delicious food, it’s also very filling. Eating filling foods may help you eat fewer calories and lose weight. By delaying the time it takes your stomach to empty of food, the beta-glucan in oatmeal may increase yourfeelling of fullness.

Oats Can Improve Blood Sugar Control

Oats may help lower blood sugar level, especially in people who are overweight or have type 2 diabetes. They may also improve insulin sensitivity.

Eat healthy.  Live happy. Have fun

Mel…

 

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