That’s Why You Should Definitely Eat Oatmeal Every Day!

Why you should eat oatmeal every day? We will show you why you are doing something good for your health with oats.

The underrated superfood

They are hearty, tender, and melt-in-the-mouth: oat flakes. Muesli, are one of the favorite breakfasts of Germans. They not only fill us up but are also very healthy:

Oats regulate blood sugar levels

According to a US study, daily consumption of porridge reduces the risk of diabetes by about a third. The saponins contained in oats are probably responsible for this. These phytochemicals lower blood sugar levels and increase insulin release. The high amount of dietary fiber in oats also supports the regulation of blood sugar levels and lowers blood fat and cholesterol levels.

Oats improve digestion

Oatmeal helps against gastrointestinal complaints. But why actually? The indigestible fiber forms a layer on our stomach and intestinal mucosa, protecting it from stomach acid. At the same time, oats boost digestion: it reduces bile acids and thus prevent constipation.

Oats make you slim – and beautiful

With around 350 calories per 100 grams, oatmeal is fairly low in calories. In addition, oats contain many unsaturated fatty acids and shine with a high magnesium content, which supports fat burning. The long-chain carbohydrates and lots of fiber keep you full for longer – this would also defeat the craving for sweets after a meal.

In addition, oats contain the trace elements copper, zinc, and manganese. In combination with vitamin B, they ensure healthy hair, clear skin, and strong fingernails. The biotin contained in oats can even prevent hair loss.

Oats have anti-cancer properties

According to various American studies, the phytochemical substances contained in oats (or secondary plant substances) have an anti-cancer effect. The risk of colon cancer can be reduced by up to ten percent if you eat oatmeal every day.

Oats are good for the heart and nervous system

The 3-amino acids and linoleic acid (“good fats”) contained in oats can improve heart and brain function. The B vitamins also protect the central nervous system and put you in a good mood, because The B vitamin 6 it contains raises the serotonin level, which lifts the mood, i.e. puts you in a good mood. An experienced oatmeal connoisseur can be spared that. Vitamins B1 and B6 even prevent dizziness, fatigue, and nerve inflammation.

Oats can prevent osteoporosis

The high calcium content in oats strengthens bones and can prevent osteoporosis. A bath with an oat additive can even relieve rheumatism and body aches. Calcium also strengthens the teeth, so it is particularly recommended for children who are teething.

Oats are an energy supplier

In addition to fiber, oats also contain proteins, B vitamins, and minerals. In this combination, they are an ideal supplier of energy (which is why numerous high-performance athletes swear by oatmeal). In addition, oats strengthen our immune system, so that we do not catch a cold so quickly, even when we are stressed.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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