If you are anything like us here at Pop, you have good intentions to make healthy breakfast choices to start the day off right, but with all the health claims out there, you sometimes throw your hands up in frustration, and a settle for a bagel on the go. Well, we have heard your frustrations, and we have found a solution! Take a look at the foods that have stood the test of time again and again. That food’s name is oatmeal. Yay! Oatmeal for the Win!
Oatmeal has been consumed for hundreds (if not thousands) of years. As early as the 1600’s, Americans were farming it for consumption. The reason it has continually been eaten, generation to generation is due to its wealth of health benefits.
Here are some of the health benefits that keep oatmeal as the frontrunner for breakfast:
- Oatmeal contains 4 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein in a serving. What this means for you is that it will keep you fuller longer. You will be less inclined to reach for that morning snack and be more satisfied until lunch.
- Oatmeal is known to lower cholesterol due to its high fibrous nature. Foods higher in fiber can help reduce your body’s absorption of “bad” cholesterol defending you from high blood pressure and cardio vascular disease. Also linked to the high fiber amount found in oatmeal as well as it being a whole-grain food, studies have shown it may reduce the risks of cancer.
- Another thing we love about oatmeal is that there are so many different ways to prepare it. When you add cinnamon, nuts, blueberries, strawberries, or apple slices you’ll never be bored with your breakfast choice. Additionally, oatmeal is not only good for your body, but it’s also kind to your wallet! Oatmeal is just a couple dollars per package, and yields a large amount of servings per container. We know you need to look out for your bottom line as well as your body. Finally, it is winter and it is cold out, but oatmeal is warm! Especially this time of year, you find yourself reaching for those warm meals that will comfort your body as well as supporting it. With all these benefits, oatmeal speaks for itself. When in doubt, go for the quick, warm, nutritious bowl of oatmeal and you won’t have to be left guessing.
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