6 Health Benefits of Oats and Recipes

by | Feb 20, 2019 | Health, Lifestyle | 1 comment

Oats are whole-grain food which is known to be the healthiest grains on earth. They are gluten-free and are a great source of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. With so much richness, it has some health benefits too. Scroll down to know more about the health benefits of oats and its recipes.

1. Prevents Cardiovascular Disease

With the antioxidants present in oats they help in lowering bad cholesterol (LDL) and keeping the good cholesterol (HDL) intact. This further helps in reducing the risk of heart diseases.

2. Prevents Constipation

Constipation gives a feeling of discomfort that is primarily caused by an unhealthy diet. It is very well known that oats are a rich source of soluble and insoluble fiber. The fiber helps in regulating bowel movements hence preventing constipation. So include oats in your meal to keep your constipation in control!

3. Reduces Hypertension

Reduce the risk of hypertension with a bowl of oats. Get yourself delighted with meals in breakfast or lunch.

 4. Enhances Skin

Oats not only soothes itching and irritation but it also enhances the skin. According to The American Academy of Dermatology, ’Oatmeal normalizes the pH level of skin and moisturize and soften the skin.

5. Helps in Weight Loss

Oats is a low-calorie food which is good for effective digestion. It not only helps in weight loss but it also fulfills your cravings. Cholecystokinin a hunger-fighting hormone is increased with the consumption of oatmeal.

6. Improves Immunity

Beta-gluten in oatmeal helps to eliminate the chances of bacteria in the body. That is how oats help in improving immunity.

 

Knowing about the health benefits of oats, include this to your diet. Know these recipes to enhance your breakfast:

Oats with Milk

To have oats in this way, take a bowl of warm milk and add a cup of roasted oats. You can even add fruits and nuts to make it tastier!

Oatmeal Upma

To make oatmeal upma, follow these steps:

  • Add cumin, mustard, roasted chana dal and a pinch of hing in the hot oil pan.
  • Sauté them and then add chopped onions and veggies to it.
  • Fry them till they become soft and then add a cup of dry oats and fry till goldish-brown.
  • Sprinkle some salt and pepper and let it cook for some time on low flame.
  • Your meal is finally ready! Try garnishing it with grated coconut and coriander leaves to give added flavor to it.

Oats Porridge

Oats Porridge is known to be high on protein and for those looking for both taste and health, this is a perfect deal!

Oats Idlis

Oats idlis made with oats and grated carrots are known to be low on carbs. People who are calorie conscious, these idlis do full justice to them.

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