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Health Benefits of Oatmeal

Oatmeal is full of important nutrients like vitamin B complex, vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus. Eating a bowl of oatmeal in breakfast keeps us away from disease.

Oatmeal contains both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. Soluble fiber helps to lower the LDL cholesterol. Betaglucan a type of soluble fiber found in oats, which helps lowering LDL cholesterol without lowering HDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is not good for health.

Insoluble dietary fiber has anticancer properties and it keeps our bowel clean. It make stool heavier so that it easily pass through the gut. Insoluble fiber found in oatmeal is good for diabetic patient as the fibers slow down the digestion of starch. As a result, there is no sharp rise in blood glucose level after meal.

Oatmeal is excellent source of vitamin B complex. Vitamin B is essential for normal functioning of nervous system. This vitamin is also necessary for starch metabolism.

Beside it, Oatmeal also contains important nutrient like vitamin E, iron, phosphorous, magnesium, calcium and thiamine. It helps in growth of bone, teeth and muscle.

Vitamin E prevents blood clotting and act as antioxidant. This vitamin removes harmful free radicals from body that damages cells of body. These free radicals are responsible for aging.

Oatmeal contains important micro nutrient zinc. Zinc is essential constituent of many enzymes and is required for metabolism and stabilization of nucleic acid. Zinc also associated with healing of wound, growth, reproduction and glucose tolerance of human body.

Thiamine is important for metabolism of branched-chain amino acid, helps in carbohydrate metabolism.

Oatmeal is good for pregnant women as it is full of nutrients such as vitamin, minerals and fiber.

It is better to avoid flavored oatmeal because flavored oatmeal is full of sugars that suppress the health benefits of oatmeal. Oatmeal cooked in milk enhances the food value of the dish, as milk is rich in calcium and protein.

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  1. Oatmeal is so healthy and I love it. I just wish I could still eat it. good information.

  2. This Article is really fantastic it tells a lot about vitamins and about OAT and how good it is to health…

  3. Time to eat more oatmeal!

  4. Oatmeal is fantastic as it’s healthy, nurishing and filling, and can be made tastier by adding cinnamon and honey, or chocolate protein powder and banana and rasberries, awesome!

  5. Very informative. Didn’t know oatmeal had so many health benifits.

  6. Does oatmeal fit with a raw diet?

  7. Cool stuff…. can1 any1 suggest a best diet for me to improve skin complexion???

  8. I eat oatmeal everyday. It tastes really good when you add salt to it. It\’s just like pasta or rother foods that need salt added to them. If you don\’t like the taste of oatmeal, all you have to do is add salt to it and nothing else. Nothing could be easier.

  9. Are you a rep for oatmeal? Because this article says oatmeal is full of vitamins & minerals & this IS NOT TRUE, just read the oatmeal box NO VITAMINS OR MINERALS except 10% iron only. has 5gr protein per serving (1/2 cup) & only 2gr fiber.

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