Losing weight, maintain weight, sate off the effects of condition are the reasons for most to embarking a new and lasting health and fitness lifestyle. Exercise changes body composition, stamina and strength. But changing food related thoughts and behaviors can be the key to lasting weight loss. Every time you diet to lose weight, you lose lean tissue; therefore, you must decrease caloric intake to avoid subsequent weight gain.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Oatmeal for weight loss and healthy diet

Oats are good source of soluble and insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber helps promote regular bowel motions while research suggest that the soluble fiber in oats contributions to lowering cholesterol.

Eating more protein and fiber including the soluble fiber found in oats, can help to achieve weight loss goals.

Whole grain like oatmeal are the nutritional powerhouse.

Hot oatmeal is a traditional breakfast and its emergence as an important source of fiber has caused a resurgence in popularity. Oatmeal is made from whole grain oats that have been stripped of their coating, steamed, rolled flat then thinly sliced. Steel cut, rolled or quick cooking oats all contain the same amount of fiber.

However, processed, cold oat breakfast cereals contain much less fiber which is about 2 g per serving. Dry oatmeal contains about 14% protein, but cooked oatmeal is only 2 percent protein.

Diet high in oatmeal may reduce the risk of heart disease. Oats not only provides protein, but also vitamin E, selenium, zinc, iron, copper, manganese and magnesium.

For weight loss, oats are ideally eaten in their most bitter form – raw (soaked) or roasted.
Oatmeal for weight loss and healthy diet

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