Best. Oatmeal. Ever.
If time permits, I will boil Bob’s Red Mill “Steel-Cut Oats” as my oatmeal; steel-cut oats really are the best, least processed, most natural oatmeal for you. But we all know how hard it is to find time, so I tend to use Quakers Quick Cooking Oats.
*Oatmeal is an extremely healthy carb for you and is one of my go-to’s every single day. It’s a low calorie food, it helps stop cravings, provides high levels of fiber and protein, with low levels of fat. It stabilizes blood sugar and removes bad cholesterol.*
I recently discovered this “Tru-Nut” Powdered Peanut Butter that I love (see picture)! It tastes delicious and has a filling texture just like real peanut butter, but only has 45 calories per serving.
In my oatmeal:
-Vital Proteins’ Collagen Peptides
-Chocolate protein powder (also very delicious with vanilla protein)
-Powdered peanut butter
It is sooo yummy and healthy, you have to try!
8 Health Benefits of Eating Oats and Oatmeal
- Incredibly Nutritious: Oats are rich in carbs and fiber, but also higher in protein and fat than most other grains. They are very high in many vitamins and minerals.
- Whole Oats Are Rich in Antioxidants: Oats contain many powerful antioxidants, including avenanthramides. These compounds may help reduce blood pressure and provide other benefits.
- Oats Contain a Powerful Soluble Fiber Called Beta-Glucan: Oats are high in the soluble fiber beta-glucan, which has numerous benefits. It helps reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels, promotes healthy gut bacteria and increases feelings of fullness.
- They Can Lower Cholesterol Levels and Protect LDL Cholesterol From Damage: Oats may lower the risk of heart disease by reducing both total and LDL cholesterol and protecting LDL cholesterol from oxidation.
- Oats Can Improve Blood Sugar Control: Due to the soluble fiber beta-glucan, oats may improve insulin sensitivity and help lower blood sugar levels.
- Oatmeal is Very Filling and May Help You Lose Weight: Oatmeal may help you lose weight by making you feel more full. It does this by slowing down the emptying of the stomach and increasing production of the satiety hormone PYY.
- Finely Ground Oats May Help with Skin Care: Colloidal oatmeal (finely ground oats) has long been used to help treat dry and itchy skin. It may help relieve symptoms of various skin conditions, including eczema.
- Oats May Help Relieve Constipation: Studies indicate that oat bran, the fiber-rich outer layer of the grain, may help relieve constipation in older people.