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7 good reasons to eat oatmeal

  1. Oatmeal is tasty, easy and super healthy. Seven reasons to include oatmeal on your menu regularly.

  1. Since the success of the book The Food Hourglass and the attention for superfoods, oatmeal is more popular than ever. At breakfast as porridge or in a smoothie, in between as cookies or cupcakes: this cereal is in any case versatile. But oatmeal is also tasty, cheap and healthy. Seven reasons to eat oatmeal regularly.

1. Oatmeal lowers cholesterol

  1. Oatmeal contains special fibers: beta-glucans. They are soluble fibers that absorb a lot of moisture in the intestines. In passing they also bind some cholesterol, bile salts and fatty acids. Due to this binding of cholesterol, the cholesterol level in the blood falls, and in particular the unfavorable LDL cholesterol level. In 2011 the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) also approved this claim.

2. Oatmeal keeps hunger in check

  1. Because oatmeal contains so much soluble fiber, it can swell nicely and keeps the stomach 'full' for a long time. That is why it is such a suitable breakfast to get through the morning without grunting. The carbohydrates in oatmeal are absorbed slowly so that there is no rapid spike in blood glucose levels and the energy is slowly released into the blood. There is some evidence that the fiber in oatmeal improves insulin sensitivity, which is beneficial in maintaining blood glucose levels.

3. Oatmeal is naturally gluten-free

  1. Oats are naturally gluten-free and therefore a good choice for people who want to consume less gluten because they are sensitive to it. However, oats are not a good choice for people with proven celiac disease, who really need to avoid all trace of gluten in their diet. Oats are almost always processed in mills and factories where other gluten-containing grains are processed or stored in depots where other grains are also stored. Only when it says on the packaging that it is truly gluten-free is it safe for them to use.

4. Oatmeal is sweet on the diet

  1. A bowl of oatmeal, made from 6 tablespoons (30 grams) of oatmeal with 250 ml of water, provides only 115 kcal. You can of course also use milk to boil the oatmeal, then the porridge will provide you with 230 kcal. In comparison: a breakfast of 2 sandwiches, spread with butter and topped with ham, with a glass of orange juice provides 360 kcal.

5. Oatmeal contains antioxidants

  1. Antioxidants protect your body against damage from the outside, or against harmful products that arise during the metabolism. Antioxidants are found in almost all 'natural' products, such as vegetables, fruits and nuts. Also in oatmeal, and in particular polyphenols, antioxidants that are also common in red wine, tea and onions.

6. Oatmeal offers variety

  1. Is a plate of oatmeal boring? Well, the taste is of course neutral. But that allows you to vary a lot with seasonings. Fruit for example. Banana slices are very tasty, just like blueberries or blackberries (from the freezer) or pieces of apple. It is also very nice to add some chopped nuts or dried fruits such as apricot, fig or plum. The true oatmeal burgundy melts some dark chocolate or honey in it. If you want a little more creaminess, you can also add a tablespoon of flaxseed oil, a knob of butter or coconut oil. And don't forget the cinnamon! You can also make much more from oatmeal than just porridge. It is the basis of (pre-soaked) muesli, for a tasty crumble, for biscuits… check the recipes at the bottom of the page!

7. Oatmeal is fast

  1. You can have a steaming bowl of oatmeal on the table in 5 minutes. In a saucepan, bring 250 ml of milk or water to the boil. Add the oatmeal, stir well and simmer for 1 minute. It is advisable to stick to the pan to prevent overcooking. Let the oatmeal stand for a while, add the seasonings and enjoy. This quick recipe also applies to the oatmeal that you can buy in the supermarket. The oatmeal from the health food store is not precooked, so it takes about 15 minutes to cook before it is done. Three tasty recipes with oatmeal Overnight oats with apricots and cottage cheese Oatmeal shake with fresh fruit Oatmeal crumble with fresh fruit

  2. You can have a steaming bowl of oatmeal on the table in 5 minutes. In a saucepan, bring 250 ml of milk or water to the boil. Add the oatmeal, stir well and cook for 1 minute. It is advisable b

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