By combining soluble and insoluble fiber, oatmeal lowers bad cholesterol. Daily intake of 3 grams of soluble fiber from oatmeal reduces risk of heart diseases.
Stabilized Blood Sugar
With a low glycemic index oatmeal is assimilated slowly, keeping sugar levels stable. The American Diabetes Association recommends a daily fiber intake of 20 - 35 grams. One cup of cooked oatmeal supplies 4 grams.
High fiber content of oats is anti carcinogenic, effective especially for colon cancer. Whole oats result in bulky stool, which in turn dilutes carcinogens.
Enhanced Fitness Levels
Oatmeal helps in fighting obesity as its soluble fiber slows down digestion, thus increasing the sense of fullness.
Incorporating Oat Diet
When you take a look at your kitchen shelf you should see a whole range of products what are rich in fiber. But remember that the fiber should be soluble fiber. One way to incorporate oats in diet is to consume a small bowl of our GOOD MORNING cereal every day.