Secret Effects of Eating Oatmeal

Oats suppress your appetite

You're eating it with other filling breakfast foods like fruit or even yogurt, you'll likely feel hungry after a mere serving of your favorite breakfast cereal.

The Journal of American College of Nutrition, oatmeal has been proven to increase fullness and reduce hunger more than the average breakfast cereal.

Along with lowering your cholesterol and keeping you full for longer, oatmeal also contains the antioxidant called avenanthramides, a type of polyphenol

Help with inflammation

This antioxidant has also been linked to lowering blood pressure by increasing nitric oxide production, which also lowers the risk of atherosclerosis, a disease of the arteries due to a buildup

Oatmeal helps with glucose control, which is particularly important for those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. When your body consumes carbohydrates

Oats improve your insulin response

it breaks down into glucose. The pancreas produces insulin, which uses the glucose in the bloodstream to give you energy. Insulin helps to manage your blood sugar

You may have heard of probiotics before and how they help you with your gut health, but what about prebiotics? Oatmeal is a type of prebiotic

Oatmeal helps improve your gut health

which helps to feed the probiotic thanks to that beta-glucan fiber. This helps to strengthen your gut bacteria. You know the phrase "food is fuel?" In this case

Oatmeal eaters tend to have healthier lifestyles overall. Regular oatmeal consumption from participants was linked to "better diet quality" 

Healthier lifestyle

And a lower body mass index for adults. Those who eat oatmeal regularly are shown to have a better overall nutrient intake throughout their days

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