The Health Benefits of Oatmeal

The Health Benefits of Oatmeal

Oatmeal Health Benefits

I’m not going to lie, when I wake up in the morning I don’t get too excited about breakfast.

Up until recently, my idea of breakfast was ‘whatever the hell I wanted’, whether that be a slice of cake or a curry. Who cares? It’s about breaking my fast – in short – eating something. Anything!

And I don’t care for wet food either.

I consider my daily bowl of porridge as a dietary supplement. I enjoy my oatmeal with a dollop of bio yogurt (to get the friendly-bacteria out of the way while I’m at it) and some berries to contribute to my five-a-day.

Oatmeal is a wonderful food for breakfasts. It is high in fibre, low in calories, and is very filling. It has numerous health benefits: the main one being that it helps reduce cholesterol.

When you’re told you’ve got a high-cholesterol, you’ll do whatever you can to get it down. And you can’t guess if you’ve got high cholesterol unless, of course, you’ve got big blue halos around your irises. You can lower your cholesterol in as little as 6 weeks by eating between 5 – 10 g of oatmeal a day.

Oatmeal is also a good source of protein and can aid weight loss if it’s not in the form of a flapjack. This is because it’s filling, low in calories and fat.

Oatmeal is also good for the skin too because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.

You can use it help clear blocked pores, treat eczema and sunburn.

About SonjaH

S.K. Holder is a UK-based author and lifestyle blogger. She regularly reviews beauty products and is a major contributor to Gizuro, an SEO and eCommerce marketing site for small businesses.