There is More to Oatmeal than being tagged as “The Perfect Diet Food”

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Oatmeal was first introduced to me when I was a little kid. I’ve always known it to be healthy and great for any diet. I can also remember when my mom would always rave about how healthy it is and how it is the best food if you want to be on a diet or to lose weight. It is that kind of food that when you splurge into eating it, you won’t be feeling guilty for eating too much. But alongside with these basic facts, I have known that there is more to this famous breakfast food than being the “healthy food for diet” that I have known since I was young. And that is what we’re going to enumerate for this blog.

What is Oatmeal?

Basically, oatmeal consists of oats and any kind of liquid such as water, cow’s milk, or any milk of your preference. It is full of nutrients and fibers that makes it one of the most nutritious foods a person can consume.

Health Benefits 


Compared to other grains, oats actually have the highest portion of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber helps your intestinal tract trap substances related with blood cholesterol. 


Oats have low calories which slows digestion and makes you feel full for a longer time. Thus, reducing your cravings and helping you reduce a few pounds. And since oatmeal is rich in soluble fiber, it makes people tend to feel full more quickly as well.


I’ve seen a lot of beauty products specifically cream that has oatmeal in their ingredients. At some point in history, someone discovered how great oatmeal is for dry, itchy, irritated skin. The starchiness of oats creates a barrier that allows the skin to hold its moisture, while the rougher fibrous husk of the oat acts as a gentle exfoliant.


The fiber in oatmeal helps in regulating bowel movements and hence prevents constipation. Including oats in your daily diet can keep the issue of constipation.


The high fiber and complex carbohydrates of oatmeal slow down its conversion to simple sugars, and beta-glucan delays the fall in blood sugar levels before meals and slows the rise after a meal.

Thinking of Ways on How to Prepare Your Oatmeal?

It is packed with protein, fiber and is low on fat. They are not only good for the stomach but are interestingly super filling, satisfying and versatile. Oats contain a wide range of nutrients like fiber, vitamin E, essential fatty acids, etc. which make them top the healthy food charts. There’s no doubt that oatmeal should be on every person’s top list of their favorite healthy foods.