Oatmeal

oatmeal-slim4funYou probably have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well its true, for you fuel your body and mind for all the work that it will carry out through out the day.

One of the most beneficial foods to eat at breakfast (and not only) is oatmeal. Though not as popular as your sugary cereal, oatmeal is far superior nutritionally, and more often than not, cheaper.

Oatmeal and Weight Loss

Oatmeal is a great choice for those trying to lose weight.  Oatmeal contains the compound beta-glucan.

A study published in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research in 2009 discovered that the feeling of feeling full (satiety) increased with the consumption of foods that contained beta-glucan.

Also, oatmeal is a great source of fiber that helps give that sense of being full (that will prevent those midday binges) as well as reduce the risk of colon cancer (the benefits of a high-fiber diet).

Furthermore, oatmeal has a low glycemic index that greatly helps reduce the risk of diabetes. Basically what a low glycemic index does is it aids the stomach empty its contents slowly. Slow bowel movements affect the body’s blood sugar levels and produce less insulin resistance in the body.

A lower insulin resistance keeps type 2 diabetes at bay.