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 name||Avena sativa|
|Grown in||North America & Europe|
|Consumed as||Porridge, baked goods, bread, muesli, granola|
|Non food uses||Ease 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.
|o Trans fats||0|
|Vitamin K||0.7 micro gram|
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.