7 Reasons Why We Love Oats For Breakfast
So, you’ve noticed our eating plans suggest oats for breaky? Yep. Have you also now noticed that all of your healthy friends eat oats for breakfast? Or oatmeal, or overnight oats? There are so many reasons why oats are little nutrition packed legends and why we love to devour them for breakfast (especially after a good morning workout). Here are just a few…
- Source of protein – Oats really fulfill the fibre & protein requirements of a healthy breakfast. One cup of oats equals 6 grams of protein.
- They’re natural nutrition ninjas – The less manufacturing that goes into your food, the better! These little guys are super natural and super good for your body!
- High in good fibre – Oats are fantastic for digestion, containing soluble and insoluble fibre. The most important variety of fibre contained in a bowl of oats however is Beta Glucon. This is the fibre that makes you feel fuller for longer, avoiding sugar crashes not long after eating.
- Lowers risks of metabolic disorders – The regular consumption of oats can lower your risks of developing diet and lifestyle related disorders and diseases such as heart, kidney, bowel and liver disease, cancers, high blood pressure and diabetes.
- Helps to regulate hormones – Some people may struggle to lose that unwanted weight due to an underactive thyroid. Studies have shown that the regular consumption of oats can contribute greatly to regulating hormone levels.
- They’re a total superfood – Oats are powerhouses! As well as great fibre and protein, they are an abundant source of essential minerals, vitamins and polyphenols.
- They’re cheap to keep! – You can buy oats in bulk and store in airtight containers for up to four months. Healthy and economical is a win in our books!
Who’da thought you could get all of that from one little grain? For a quick and easy breaky, mix raw rolled oats with milk of your choice, add a sliced banana, a tablespoon of yoghurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon. During those chilly winter months, microwave your oats with a small drizzle of honey for a cosy, warming start to the day.