Health Benefits of Oatmeal


Oats contain manganese, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc and fiber. The fiber contains a mixture of about half soluble and half unsoluble fibers. Oatmeal contains soluble fiber which stays in the stomach longer and helps you feel fuller, longer. One cup of oats provides 6 gram of protein and 4 gram of fiber. One cup of dry oats (81g) contains approximately 157 calories. Here are some health benefits of eating oatmeal.

Lower Cholesterol:Cholesterol

Oatmeal is a rich source of soluble fiber. Oatmeal can lower your cholesterol, especially your LDL, or Bad cholesterol. One and half cups of oatmeal contains more than five grams of fiber, which is enough to reduce your cholesterol level.

Weight Loss:Lose weight

Oats is one of the best way to lose weight and long-term weight control. Oats being very low in calories (157/cup) does not add extra fat to the body and the high fiber content in oats absorbs water and help to stay full for a longer time. So, consumption of oatmeal helps to reduce the weight.

Control Blood Pressure:Blood pressure

Oatmeal is high in fiber, which is good for health. It can reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure. High blood pressure has no symptoms, but it can lead to serious damage of the heart, and blood vessels and lead to various other serious complications. So, eat oats daily in your diet that can reduce the risk of hypertension, or high blood pressure.

Protect Against Cancer:Breast cancer

The oats can reduce the risk of cancer. The antioxidants found in oats blocks the harmful toxins also known as free radicals from mingling with the DNA cells that can lead to cancer. Fiber helps to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer and protects against hormone related cancer such as prostate cancer, breast cancer and ovarian cancer.