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Oats have grown throughout our world since ancient times but weren’t always as appreciated as they are today. They were considered a weed in ancient Egypt and even by the 18th century, English writer Samuel Johnson described them as “eaten by people in Scotland, but fit only for horses in England.”

Yet, the Scottish knew something he didn’t, which led to the famous response of, “that’s why England has such good horses, and Scotland has such fine men!”

Indeed, they were right. Nowadays, we know that oats are a reliable part of a healthy, hearty meal, especially at breakfast. However, you may not know just what oatmeal can do for you and just as importantly, what kind of oatmeal to go with.

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Hopefully, you’ll be well on your way to a healthy day after you read this. Traditional oatmeal can be a little plain, but it doesn’t have to be.

Adding cinnamon, ginger, pumpkin spice or walnuts will give it a little extra flavor without taking any of its magic away. In fact, the walnuts will even provide some helpful omega-3 fatty acids.

From mixing it with milk to topping it with fruit, there are all sorts of different toppings you can try. If you’re trying to avoid gluten, remember that oats don’t have any.

Make sure to check for certified gluten-free oats, though. Some growing and processing practices can add gluten, so you’ll want to be sure.

1. Oatmeal helps you manage your weight.

Oatmeal helps you feel fuller longer. One study found that it digests slower than cornflakes, which keeps hunger at bay longer.

2. Your gut will be healthier.

Prebiotics are a type of fiber that our digestive system can’t digest, and it’s important that you eat it. Why would we want to eat something we can’t digest? Jeez, you only think of yourself, don’t you?

All those delightful little good bacteria in your gut love to chow down on it. It keeps them healthy and happy, which keeps you healthy and happy.

3. Oatmeal improves heart health.

Oatmeal has cholesterol-lowering properties. 2 ounces of dry oats a day, or one cup cooked, added to even the worst diets can help keep cholesterol in check. It also helps stabilize your blood sugar levels.

4. Oatmeal is nutritious and healthy.

Oatmeal is low in fat and has almost no saturated fat, yet it’s packed with 5 grams of protein. It also includes macronutrients like copper, iron, zinc, and phosphorus.

5. You have more energy.

Eating breakfast at all provides you with even more energy throughout the day. Oatmeal is such a delicious, healthy food, there are few ways to start your day better.

Source : diply.com

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Oats have grown throughout our world since ancient times but weren't always as appreciated as they are today. They were considered a weed in ancient Egypt and even by the 18th century, English writer Samuel Johnson described them as 'eaten by people in Scotland, but fit only for horses...