The question is can you lose weight eating oatmeal ? First of all let’s understand what it’s made up, then we can have an answer to that… Oatmeal is made from oats which are whole grain, gluten-free foods and are one of the healthiest grains in the world. It is scientifically known as Avena sativa. The most intact and whole form of oats is called the oat groats and take a long time to cook, thus, people prefer the rolled, crushed or steel-cut oats. The most processed version is the instant (quick) oats which cook in minutes.
Oats are either eaten as porridge or used in making baked goods. They can also be topped with fruits and nuts for more taste. It is also made into swallow, a new way of eating it.
Oats are very important in weight loss and these are the reasons
They are a great source of carbs, fibre, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. They also contain more protein and fats than most grains. Oats is very filling. Usually, I can have a bowl of oats and be good till dinner time; a cup only has 130 calories. That is how filling oats are.
Whole oats is high in avenathramides, a unique set of anti-oxidants, which help lower blood pressure. This anti-oxidant also has anti-itching and anti-inflammatory properties.
Soluble fibre, beta-glucan contained in oats help in the reduction of blood sugar level, cholesterol and promotes healthy gut bacteria. It is also responsible for the filing nature of oats.
Some research has suggested introducing infants to oats consumption as it may help prevent asthma. It also has plant lignans which is thought to protect against hormone dependent cancers and heart disease. If you are not reaching for oats for its health benefits, at least stomach it for the sake of your weight.