Oatmeal for Weight Loss

Oatmeal for Weight Loss
Oatmeal has often been recommended as the ideal breakfast for anyone on a diet. This is because it has a number of benefits that aid in weight loss. Here are some healthy benefits of oatmeal to consider when opting for a diet breakfast. 
  • Oatmeal is a perfect choice when looking for a low calorie ingredient. It has the least number of calories compared to any other grain. 
  • Soluble fiber helps you feel full for longer and also help eliminate the toxins in your stomach. Oatmeal is a good source of soluble fiber which helps you lose weight.
  • B vitamins help boost your metabolism, thereby helping you burn calories faster. Oatmeal also contains a large number of vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, and B12. This will also provide you with energy throughout the day. 
  • Since oatmeal is a good source soluble fiber it helps slow down the body’s absorption of low-density-lipoprotein, or LDL, which is commonly known as bad cholesterol.  One and a half cup of oatmeal is enough to reduce your cholesterol levels significantly. 
  • Oatmeal contains avenanthramide, a special kind of antioxidant that help fight off free radicals that attack HDL or what is commonly known as good cholesterol.  This antioxidant also helps protect LDL from oxidizing, thereby reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease as well. 
Nutritive value per 100 gm:
Calories- 103 kcal
Protein- 4g
Carb- 17g
Fat- 1g

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