Amazing Oatmeal Nutrition Facts

Oatmeal is a versatile grain, with a distinctive flavor, also known as oat porridge. It is considered as one of the healthiest breakfast items. Its flavor can be enhanced by adding countless toppings to it. Oatmeal can be enjoyed whole year round, served hot in chilly winters and cold in blazing summers.

 Oatmeal Nutrition Facts

Here is some quick information about oats

Scientific nameAvena sativa
Grown in North America & Europe
Consumed asPorridge, baked goods, bread, muesli, granola
Non food usesEase the discomfort associated with chickenpox, eczema, sunburn and burn by adding oatmeal to bath water

 

Here are some oatmeal nutrition facts1 of 1 cup cooked oatmeal.

 

NUTRIENTSAMOUNT
Calories166
Protein5.9grams
Carbohydrates28.1gm
o   Sugar0.6gm
o   Fiber4gm
Starch27.14
Fat3.6gm
o   Saturated0.73
o   Monosaturated1.02
o   Polysaturated1.31
o   Trans fats0
Vitamin E0.19mg
Vitamin K0.7 micro gram
Vitamin B10.18mg
Vitamin B20.04mg
Vitamin B30.53mg
Vitamin B50.73mg
Choline17.32mg
Magnesium63.18mg
Calcium21.06mg
Iron2.11mg
Phosphorus180.18mg
Potassium163.8mg
Sodium9.63mg
Zinc2.34mg
Copper0.17mg
Manganese1.36mg

Some More Oatmeal Nutritional Facts

  • Carbohydrates make up 66% of oats, of which 11% is fiber and 85% is starch.
  • Oats fiber is called beta-glucans. Beta-glucans are under intensifying researches. These researches suggest that this type of fiber
    • lower blood cholesterol,
    • boost immune system,
    • keeps away harmful bacteria,
    • reduce risk of glucose intolerance and
    • can help reduce weight by suppressing appetite.

  • Antioxidants called avenanthramides are unique to oats, which are suggested to have cardio-protective mechanism.
  • Obesity can be fought by oatmeal. It’s satisfies the satiety, which in turn prevents us from eating for longer. It’s low calorie count is another added benefit.
  • Oats protein is called avenin making it a gluten-free option for celiac disease patients.
  • According to Australian researchers, oat meal is rated at top position among breakfast foods, and at number three position in a “Satiety Index”.
  • There is 25% of recommended amount of biotin in ½ cup of oats. Biotine is a star ingredient for great looking skin, hair and nail.
  • Another oatmeal nutrition facts is that oats protein stimulates collagen production in the body, which keeps our skin look soft and supple.
  • Oats are rated as a low glycemic index food.
  • According to a study conducted on 35,972 participants in UK, who ate oats and fruit, had a significant protection against breast cancer for pre-menopausal women.

OATMEAL INTERESTING FACTS

  • Consumption of oats date back to 7000 B.C.
  • The first cereals to be cultivated by man were oats.
  • Oats were used in ancient China and the first ones to turn oats into oats porridge were Greeks.
  • They were brought to Northern America by Scottish people in the 17th
  • Oats are consumed in the breakfast and kept in the cupboard by 75% of Americans.
  • National Oatmeal Day is observed on 29th October annually.

 

REFERENCE

1.www.authority nutrition.com

 

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Yusra Kashif

Yusra Kashif has done masters in Food and Nutrition. She has also worked as a Dietitian in an international hospital and as a teacher in a private school. Currently she is taking a further degree in “Food and Nutrition Advisor” from U.K. She loves crafts, baking, cooking and exploring. Yusra is currently a stay at home mum and a part time writer.

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Yusra Kashif has done masters in Food and Nutrition. She has also worked as a Dietitian in an international hospital and as a teacher in a private school. Currently she is taking a further degree in “Food and Nutrition Advisor” from U.K. She loves crafts, baking, cooking and exploring. Yusra is currently a stay at home mum and a part time writer.