A long time ago I switched from eating Bagels with either Jam or Nutella to eating Oatmeal for breakfast.
This morning I found out that next month (January) is oatmeal month (Quaker oats names months?).
Anyway Oatmeal is very good for you as it is high in fiber which is good for your heart as well as vitamin E, zinc, selenium, copper, iron, manganese and magnesium.
You can of course add protein powder to your oatmeal if you would like to raise the protein content for this first best meal for the day and I can only imagine how yummy strawberry protein powder with oatmeal would be.
Anyway I just was looking around and found someone that created a Diet based on Oatmeal to lose weight, sounds a little boring but the OCD in my kinda respects that one.
Oatmeal diet – introduction is the intro to how this guy feels about oatmeal and even though a diet of oatmeal seems a little crazy eating oatmeal for breakfast is a great idea I believe for making sure that you are starting your day with a healthy step in the right direction.
According to Healthline, oatmeal is full of nutrients as shown below
- Manganese: 191% of the RDI
- Phosphorus: 41% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 34% of the RDI
- Copper: 24% of the RDI
- Iron: 20% of the RDI
- Zinc: 20% of the RDI
- Folate: 11% of the RDI
- Vitamin B1 (thiamin): 39% of the RDI
- Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): 10% of the RDI
- Smaller amounts of calcium, potassium, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and vitamin B3 (niacin)
Also, Oatmeal is full of antioxidants and fiber and is commonly known to be heart healthy because of the beta-glucan fiber which will lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.
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