The benefits of rolled oats make a healthy bowl of porridge.
This is the breakfast choice of many an athlete because of the many health benefits oats offer.
My daughter is an athlete and eats a bowl of porridge nearly every morning. It is also my breakfast choice, even though I am no athlete, I certainly enjoy the health benefits.
Oats are the stuff to eat if you want to lose weight, slow down ageing, and have a healthy body.
There are a few different varieties offered as in the shape. Although they are different in look and size, each holds the same nutritional value.
The benefits of rolled oats give you a great start to the day. And Many people love rolled oats, especially the Scottish.
However, you probably wouldn’t want to eat your porridge the Scottish traditional way of milk and salt.
My parents are Scottish and I grew up eating porridge in the mornings. I have continued on with this healthy tradition with my own children.
In fact, it was one of the first foods I fed them, I would grind the oats in a nut grinder first. Oats for baby’s first food gives them a perfect healthy start.
Benefits Of Rolled Oats
There have been many studies on oats. The verdict is always the same, they are good for the body.
Studies show children who indulge in the benefits of rolled oats are less overweight and have increased memory.
The poorer class of Queen Elizabeth 1st reign during the 1500’s ate porridge while the upper class enjoyed more spicy, sweet foods.
Perhaps if Queen Elizabeth 1st had enjoyed rolled oats nutrition. She may have saved some of her teeth from turning black and falling out, from all the sweet foods she loved to eat.
Buddhist Monks enjoy eating oats for breakfast.
A bowl of porridge can satisfy me for up to 4 hours. The dietary fibre in the oats fills you up.
Studies also show eating high fibre foods such as oats, can help reduce high blood pressure.
Older people are encouraged to include the benefits of rolled oats in their diet. A compound unique to oats called avenanthramide is shown to prevent and cut cardiovascular disease.
Eating oats can help lower cholesterol (good news for diabetics). May cut the risk of heart disease and cancer, prevent or relieve constipation.
It’s been discovered another element found in them called beta-glucan, is responsible for lowering high cholesterol levels.
People with diabetes are often advised to eat oats, to help steady glucose levels in the blood.
Rolled Oats Nutrition
Rolled oats nutrition has vitamin E, B1, B2, zinc, selenium, copper, silicon, manganese and phytochemicals (naturally occurring chemicals found in plants).
Phytochemicals have antioxidant activity and can help protect your cells against free radicals. This is the aim of reversing aging, by fighting free radicals in the body to help prevent looking older.
Oats are very high in calcium, potassium, magnesium, and has one of the highest protein content of all grains.
The health benefits of rolled oats are even said to help give you a better nights sleep. A longer life span and is a good cure for a hangover.
From one bowl, you get calcium for strong bones. Vitamin A for a healthy immune system, iron and phosphorous for muscles and oxygen.
They give you carbohydrates for energy. Are low in saturated fat, contain no sugar, cholesterol or sodium.
Yet, to get all this goodness, you really have to eat organic rolled oats. The plants are grown without the use of synthetic chemicals.
You can even find oats in some skin care products.
I like to make natural remedies for the face using oatmeal. It is wonderful for the skin and leaves my complexion smooth and glowing.
Enjoy the benefits of rolled oats in muesli, porridge (of course), granola, oat biscuits (the kids favourite). Apricot oatmeal bars, apple crumble, oatmeal pancakes, chickpeas and oatmeal burgers and bread.
You can even buy oat flour and oatmeal.
Types Of Oats
- Rolled – whole rolled flat, my favourite.
- Quick – rolled that have been ground up a bit more and cook faster.
- Whole grouts – have not been rolled or cut take around 20 minutes to cook and a little chewy.
- Steel cut – whole cut into two or three pieces, and can take anywhere up to an hour to cook.
Keep in mind which one you are reaching for when out doing your shopping.
Avoid the commercial flavoured brands. Your body doesn’t need the rubbish shoved into them, especially the sugar, stick to organic if you can.
You will find the benefits of rolled oats offered as gluten-free. This is misleading because oats can never be completely gluten free.
Gluten is the name for a protein found in them. Avenin is another protein and cannot be removed.
If you have been one of those people to avoid this particular food because of celiac disease. New evidence has been found oats rarely causes damage to the gut mucosa, and the Coeliac Society now reveals this new evidence.
Yet, according to Dr Robert Anderson. Because oats contain avenin, which is very similar to gluten, a number of people with celiac disease have reacted to the avenin in oats.
Oats For Porridge
- 1 cup of rolled oats.
- 2 cups of organic oat milk.
- Bring to boil
- Simmer and keep simmering for about 20 minutes or more, depending on how soft you want them.
- I don’t usually add any more milk, this way gives it a creamy consistency.
- Add banana and cinnamon or anything else you prefer.
- Sometimes I love to add the goodness and nutrition of blueberries.
If I remember, I will soak them overnight.
When it comes to making porridge, there are so many ways to enjoy and make the benefits of rolled oats more tempting.
Another one of my favourite fruits I like to add when I don’t have any bananas. Is stewed pears and apples.
Oats were first introduced in the United States, by Scottish settlers around the 1600’s. Today it is grown in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Poland, and China.
Interestingly, oats production has actually declined over the years by half of what it was in the 1960’s.
Do you like eating porridge? What is your favourite way of eating oats?
Use water when making porridge, this is the best way to enjoy the benefits of rolled oats for weight loss.