Oats have become a popular breakfast choice, for many out there and why not. They come with an array of benefits for the body system winning the title of one of the healthiest grains we know about. These species of cereal grains are packed with qualities perfect for a healthy breakfast meal or even a quick evening snack.
Entitled as a superfood, oats are power-packed with protein, fibre, low fat, provide a significant boost in our energy in all ways.
Some reasons as to why we should include oats in your daily routine ( for a healthy living):
1. All in ONE!
Oats are a nutritious source of not one but several essential vitamins, minerals, nutrients and fibres. Folic acid, Biotin, Vitamin B1 and E, Manganese, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Copper constitute one portion of oats.A Supersaver deal shouldn’t go to waste.
2. Too good for your heart
Oats keep your heart healthy, wealthy and wise! Where, heart diseases are one of the leading causes of death worldwide, a grain that is good for your heart is a must in all ways.
Enriched with antioxidants like Avenanthramide and soluble fibres like Beta Glucan, it aids in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases, also keeping the cholesterol under control.
3. Helps you maintain body weight
Being a low-calorie food, (Half a cup- 303 calories) oats significantly slows down the digestion process whenever consumed.This makes them extremely filling, keeping your stomach full for a longer duration; also keeping us away from irregular binging and gaining those unnecessary pounds. Nonetheless, a whole grain-rich diet will always help you in regulating your body weight and diet.
4. Immunity Booster
Beta Glucan, zinc and selenium in oats boosts immunity levels in our body that is turn assists the white blood cells in fighting various infections.
5. Gives you flawless skin
Oats act as a natural skin cleanser and purifier; the main reason it is also used as an ingredient in various skin care products.Grainy oatmeal acts as natural masks and scrubber; used to remove dead skin and treat acne. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties act as a soothing agent for itching and dryness and a natural moisturiser for the skin.
6. And shinier hair too
Some of the nutrients present in oats are a perfect treat for your hair to make it stronger and brighter. Hair masks made out of oats are often used for treating dandruff, hair fall, and for nourishment as it makes the scalp healthier.
7. Kills cancer-causing cells
The consumption of antioxidants and fibres in oats helps in combating (rectal and bowel) cancer-causing cells.
A Happy Oat-full meal from tomorrow!
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