We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, particularly if you intend to lower your weight. So, when you are feeling hungry, you should consider some options for the most important meal of the day.
A latest study released in the Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism proved that the best option for breakfast is the oatmeal.
During this study 36 men and women were subjected where both genders consumed 350 calories, but were divided into three different groups. The first group consumed oatmeal for breakfast, the second group consumed cornflakes and the third one didn’t eat breakfast but drank only water. In the next three hours, all of the subjects had to continuously measure their state of satiety, and gave blood samples in order to control their blood sugar and insulin levels. They all ate the same food for lunch.
The experts proved their expectations that the group of people who consumed oatmeal was the least hungry through the morning and afternoon, and they consumed 31% less calories for their lunch. In addition, oatmeal had beneficial effect in people with excess weight, as they ate 50% less calories for their lunch. The participants who consumed cornflakes already felt hunger three hours after their breakfast. The group that drank only water for breakfast was also hungry three hours after breakfast.
The second group ate the same quantity of calories as the first group, and yet the people felt hungry after three hours. This is because the oatmeal retains longer in the stomach, which is not the case with cornflakes which increase the glucose levels in the blood. This automatically causes quick and unexpected drop.
There are many researches and this is only one of them. It acknowledges the oatmeal as one of the most useful foods if you like to lose some weight because those 31-50% of less calories will surely be felt and noticed during a longer period of time.
Oats and its derivates, like pulp and flakes, are very healthy and tasty. But you cannot consume only oatmeal for breakfast. It can be combined in almost every dish as an addition, supplement stew or as a salad. You can prepare amazing and healthy desserts with oatmeal.
You will Feel Full for a Longer Time
The oats contain fibers that increase the volume of the eaten amount in our digestive system. Moreover, the fiber stimulates digestion. This is why the oats are perfect food for you if you intend to lose some weight.
Loaded with healthy fiber, this food is able to bind fat for itself, which results with reduced levels of bad cholesterol in the blood. In this way oatmeal keeps your heart and blood vessels health and lowers the chances of heart attacks and stroke.
Reduces Blood Pressure
Oats are one of the best foods that can normalize your blood pressure. Oats contain vegetable fiber known as lignan. Studies have proven that regular consummation of lignan reduces blood pressure by 30%.
Reduces the Risk of Cancer
A study released in the British Medical Journal shows that oats are lowering the risk of colon, breast, prostate and ovarian cancer.