5 Amazing Health Benefits Of Oatmeals

Oats are healthy whole grains. They are full of nutrition and are rich in minerals, anti-oxidants and fibers. Oatmeal is very popular as a breakfast prepared from oats and liquid like milk or water.

Here are some health benefits of oatmeal:

Provides antioxidants:

Oatmeal is rich in antioxidants. It contains plant-based compounds called polyphenols, that are rich in avenanthramides. And avenanthramides are beneficial for health in many ways. It improves blood flow and reduces inflammation and itching.

Helps to control weight:

If you are looking for weight loss or to maintain your weight oats are one of the best options for you. It can keep you full for longer and help you control your weight.

Helps to improve cholesterol levels:

Oatmeals can support healthy cholesterol levels due to their beta-glucan content.

According to the research, beta-glucan decreases low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, or “bad cholesterol,” but did not affect high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, or “good cholesterol.”

Provides healthy gut:

Oatmeals contain beta-glucan which forms a gel-like substance when mixed with water and this solution coats the stomach and digestive tract. This coating feeds good bacteria in the gut helping to increase their growth rate which contributes to a healthy gut.

A small study examining oatmeal’s effect on bacterial growth found that it could have a positive effect on your gut.

Helps to control blood sugar level:

Oatmeals are rich in fiber and this high fiber content in oats improves insulin sensitivity. Oats contain beta-glucan which is a potent soluble fiber that helps to keep the glycemic index low when you consume it regularly. The soluble fiber helps to improve insulin response and even reduce blood sugar.

These are some of the health benefits of oats. Contact a nutritionist or diet coach to know more about healthy food.


Nutritionist & Diet Coach

1. Anita Sahu - Nutritionist & Diet Coach - Utopia Life Coach & DP's Cuisine Restaurant in Siliguri, West Bengal, India.

Recent Posts

See All