According to research, oat is counted among the healthiest grains on earth and for many people today, oatmeal has become a popular breakfast option. Oatmeal is made up of oats and a liquid, such as water, cow’s milk, or plant-based milk. Oats are commonly eaten for breakfast as oatmeal, which is made by boiling oats in water or milk. Oats are high in fiber, which helps keep you full between meals and regulates blood sugar levels.

What is Oatmeal? This is a porridge made from milled, steel-cut, or rolled oat grains to improve texture and fasten cooking time.

Nutritional value of 78grams of oats:
  • Folate: 3.24%
  • Magnesium: 13.3%
  • Manganese: 63.91%
  • Zinc: 13.4%
  • Phosphorus: 13.3%
  • Copper: 17.6%
  • Iron: 9.4%
  • Vitamin B1 15.5%
Health benefits of eating oatmeal

Oatmeal is very healthy for the human body because of its great value. That is, oatmeal contains a beta-glucan a soluble fiber that helps improve insulin response and possibly reduce blood sugar levels in the body.  Equally, according to research, the beta-glucan content in oatmeal helps support healthy cholesterol levels. For people who want to shed some weight, it is advisable to take oatmeal too because it is rich in soluble fiber which helps you feel full more quickly after eating it and you feel full almost the whole day. Also, the fiber in oatmeal helps relieve you from constipation and also prevents constipation. Oatmeal reduces blood pressure, lowers the risk of colon cancer, boosts the immune system, and lots more.

How to make oatmeal

Oatmeals can be cooked in many different ways and for oatmeal packages, there can be different ways to get it prepared. Below is practically a general way to prepare oatmeal.

Here is what you need to make oatmeal:

1/2 cup rolled oats

1 cup (250 ml) water or milk

A pinch of salt

Combine ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook the oats, stirring occasionally, until soft.