Why Oatmeal is a Weight Loss Superfood
Starting your day off on a healthy, weight loss-friendly track depends squarely on what hits your breakfast table. A top choice is a steaming bowl of oatmeal, say nutrition specialists at Metabolic Research Center. In recent study, researchers found that participants who ate oatmeal daily for six weeks enjoyed a greater decrease in waist size and cholesterol levels than did those who ate the same amount of carbs in noodles over the same period. Here's why.
- Oatmeal is filling: Oatmeal is a great, low-calorie source of fiber that helps you feel satisfied all morning long. It's also filled with carbs - the good kind, that is. Refined carbs are digested at a slower pace than are unrefined carbs like those found in sugary breakfast cereals. As a result, your energy levels are higher and hunger is kept at bay.
- Timing is everything: The best time to consume carbs is in the morning. That's when your body is better able to burn carbs more efficiently, assuring they'll get used throughout the day rather than stored as fat.
- Oatmeal is versatile: One of the top reasons weight loss efforts fail is the perception that healthy foods are bland, boring and tasteless. That's the beauty of oatmeal - it's among the most versatile dishes around. While oatmeal alone may seem a bit bland, it's easily livened up with sensibly sweet spices like cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin spice; a spoonful of your favorite healthy flavored yogurt; or a cup of fresh fruit like blueberries, strawberries, raspberries or banana slices.
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