Oatmeal 101: The Essential Health Benefits of Oatmeal

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Craig Emerson | Straw Propeller

Did you know that oats are among the healthiest grains on earth? Well, you do now.

Say goodbye to your old-fashioned perception of oatmeal! Oatmeal has a bad notion of a bland breakfast food. But what lurks in that bowl(or on-the-go cup) of oatmeal is true p-oat-ential. To an up and coming oatmeal enthusiast, among the many benefits, you will realize about oatmeal that it's: packed with essential vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants, oatmeal is a high-fiber morning meal that’s been shown to help lower blood cholesterol levels, aid with digestion, and improve metabolism. Essentially, it’s a versatile superfood that’s ready to make a new name for itself!

Oats contain more soluble fiber than any other grain. Soluble fiber is the kind that dissolves in water. What does that mean for your body? It makes your stomach stay fuller longer, providing stability throughout your day. Soluble fiber also slows the absorption of glucose into the body, which means you will not need to worry about that 2 o'clock feeling.

Oats also have anti-inflammatory properties and have been clinically shown to help heal dry, itchy skin(if you are into that kind of thing.) They have the best amino acid balance of all the cereal grains,

The winner is? - Oats!