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Losing weight and healthy living with oats

August 18, 2020
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Losing weight and healthy living with oats

Oats are one of the oldest cereals and are still as popular today as almost no other cereal. And not without reason!

In the following blog post you will learn about the benefits of oatmeal, how you can live healthily with it and how oatmeal can even help you lose weight.

What makes oat flakes so healthy?

The healthy thing about oats is the energy-giving power of important nutrients, minerals and fibre. The actual nutritional value for health was only discovered about 3000 years ago.

The resistance in agricultural cultivation and the richness in nutrients therefore make oats very popular for farmers.

Just a small portion of oats (30-40 grams) or porridge daily is enough to supply the body with nutrients and vital substances. Oats are even used in diets. Namely in the oatmeal diet.

Important for skin, hair and nails

40 grams of oat flakes already contain just under 8 micrograms of biotin, which is a quarter of the recommended daily amount of biotin. Biotin is healthy and very important for nails, skin and hair.

It protects from hair loss, makes the nails firmer and the hair shiny. Another messenger substance that oats provide to our body is zinc, which is an essential trace element that is important for bones and teeth.

Good for the nerves!

A portion of oatmeal also has a positive effect on our nerves. The nervous system benefits not only from biotin, but also from the B vitamins that the cereal provides.

Vitamin B1 is not known as a nerve vitamin for nothing, because a deficiency of this vitamin leads to dizziness, headaches and even neurological disorders in humans.

Vitamin B6 is also supplied to the body through the oat flakes, which also has a positive effect on the entire organism. Vitamin B6, like vitamin B1, supports the nervous system and helps the body to produce blood.

Iron supplier and cholesterol reducer

In addition, 40 grams of oatmeal provides a lot of iron. Consequently, the cereal is a healthy meat alternative and a good source of iron for vegetarians as well.

The soluble fibre that the cereal brings helps to bring high cholesterol levels back to normal. This also lowers blood fat levels and reduces the risk of heart attack.

Especially for people suffering from diabetes, oats offer a chance, together with the magnesium content, to lower blood sugar levels. The fibre in oats is called beta glucans, and it keeps you full for a long time. They help above all in losing weight.

Porridge Rezept
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Porridge basic recipe

The Scottish porridge is very easy and quick to prepare. You only need three
ingredients for the basic recipe and then you can add your favourite fruits and
spices.
Prep Time10 mins
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 180 ml milk or plant-based drink
  • 3-4 tbsp oat flakes
  • 1 pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Bring the milk (or plant-based drink) to a boil in a pot.
  • Add the oat flakes and turn the heat down to a low temperature.
  • Let the porridge simmer for about 5 minutes (stir constantly with a wooden spoon or a spurtle so that the milk does not burn and the porridge gets a nice creamy texture).
  • Remove the pot from the stove and allow the porridge to simmer until it has the right consistency
  • Add a pinch of salt at the end. This enhances the taste of the porridge even more, whether you want to enjoy your porridge with sweet or savoury toppings.

Digestive aid

Beta Glucan not only helps the body to reduce high cholesterol levels, but also has a positive effect on the gastrointestinal tract. The oatmeal is not given to the very young in the diet for nothing or is offered to sick people as a light diet.

In addition, oatmeal is beneficial and soothing for the entire digestion. For example, they can help with stomach aches by binding excess stomach acid and thus ensuring a balance in the gastrointestinal tract.

How can oat flakes help with losing weight?

Oat flakes are a well-known superfood that was already on the table in grandmother’s time and not only for breakfast. Nowadays, the flakes and its variants are also popular with sporty people, as the nutritional values of the grain offer more than just carbohydrates.

This is also reflected in the variety of ways in which the flakes are prepared. But oat flakes are not only suitable for athletes. The flakes can also help you lose weight.

One reason why oatmeal helps you lose weight is that the fibre contained in it quickly fills you up for a long time. Oats also contain minerals as well as protein, vitamins and iron, so there is no deficiency during a diet.

In addition, a variety of ways of preparing oat flakes offers the right dish for every taste and, in contrast to expensive diet products, can be found cheaply in any supermarket. A cheap and effective way to lose weight.

Speaking of diet. Have you heard of the oatmeal diet? The oat diet is an effective and healthy way to lose a few kilos a day. With the oatmeal diet you eat mostly oatmeal and other oat products.

The oatmeal diet helps you to overcome your hunger. How exactly the Oatmeal Diet works and what delicious oatmeal recipes there are, you can read in the Oatmeal Diet article.

How can I prepare and enjoy oat flakes?

As emphasized several times now, oatmeal has a positive effect on various bodily functions, such as the cardiovascular system, for weight loss purposes (e.g. oatmeal diet) or as an energy supplier for the organism. The oat flakes are therefore not only healthy, but also versatile!

Oat flakes, for example, are ideal for a healthy breakfast that provides energy for the day. Below are two breakfast varieties that are not only tasty but also satisfying and healthy: Overnight Oats and the classic English porridge.

We at Verival offer a wide range of porridges that are fruity, high in protein and/or chocolate. In addition, Verival oatmeal products are free of any additives, colourings or artificial flavours and the raw materials are from organic farming.

With the oat products you can not only prepare delicious organic mueslis, Bircher Muesli, Overnight Oats or Bowls for breakfast. The nutrient-rich flakes are also ideal for in-between meals, as snacks or even as a whole meal.

Especially the crunchy granolas, which consist only of wholegrain oats, almonds, nuts and high-quality oils, are for the small hunger in between.

In addition, the oat flakes are also suitable as an addition to shakes, which are particularly popular with athletes. All in all, no matter which variant of oat is chosen, you can live a healthy life with oatmeal. A healthy cereal that you can eat day after day.

Verival also offers organic oatmeal in bulk packages. 3x 500 grams (1500 grams) of oatmeal for less than five euros.

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