Oatmeal is a cereal that was not part of the Mediterranean diet, but its consumption has spread in recent years. The benefits of oatmeal include improved digestion, lowering cholesterol, preventing various diseases, and a satiating effect that makes oatmeal for weight loss increasingly popular.
Properties of oats
Among the properties of oats , the fact that it is one of the cereals that provide more protein stands out, which makes taking oats ideal if you follow a vegan or vegetarian diet. It also has enough minerals and vitamins, in addition to a high content of carbohydrates and fiber that provide a feeling of satiety, so it is very common to take oatmeal to lose weight .
Other benefits of oats include controlling cholesterol and blood sugar levels, improving digestion, and preventing thyroid and respiratory diseases.
How to take oatmeal
As it is a cereal, there are many ways to take oats depending on the presentation you choose and the time of day. If you want to have oatmeal for breakfast , cereal or oatmeal is great with a bowl of milk or your favorite vegetable drink.
You can also buy oat grains, oatmeal, or oat bran (including the husk) to make oatmeal recipes like pancakes, porridge, pastries, and even risottos. Although many celiacs tolerate oatmeal, gluten-free oatmeal is available. Finally, another option is to take liquid oats obtained from the juice of this plant to dilute in water, infusions or juices.