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How To Stop Craving Sugar - The Power of Oats
Oats if eaten early in the day can actually set the stage for controlling unwanted hunger and stop cravings for sugar laden foods between meals and at night. Oats are amazing in that they lower high blood sugar which is known to raise bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol, which can lead to heart disease and stroke. So it’s important to maintain a healthy balance between HDL (good cholesterol) and LDL (bad cholesterol). According to the American Heart Association (AHA), oatmeal is a “heart healthy” food that lowers the levels of LDL.
Oatmeal is kind of a miracle food when it comes to crushing your sugar cravings because it causes a slow rise in glycemic levels. That makes it the perfect food to boost fat-burning while we exercise, so consider doing some kind of exercises today, even if it only for 15 minutes. Oats are also high in protein and contains a compound that cuts our appetites by boosting a hunger fighting hormone called Cholecystokinin. Oatmeal has been shown to help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol and will help to heal our bodies more quickly. If you have been having a hard time to sleep that oats just might be the thing you need to add to your dinner. Oats has melatonin, which means it’s a great pre-bedtime snack that helps us get to sleep at night and you only need like a ½ cup serving.
So, if you’re an oatmeal lover, then good for you, and for those of you that are not, then i am hoping you become one after reading this article. Oatmeal is a must have food like everyday because it is one of the healthiest “power foods” you can eat. It’s filled with vitamins and minerals. Now you have probably found yourself staring at all the different labels on the oatmeal boxes and wondering what the difference is between steel cut, rolled, and quick oats.
Let’s start with the basic understanding that most oatmeal is great but there are some you need to steer clear of too!
What Are the BEST Type of Oats?So with all of that goodness, should we be choosing steel cut or rolled? And what about quick oats? Are they less healthy? Turns out that from a nutritional standpoint, all oatmeal is pretty much the same. It starts off as oat groats, which are the grains found on the oat plants. These are roasted at a low heat to give them a good flavor. After the oat groats are roasted they are processed, and that’s where the difference is made. Depending on how much the oat are processed will make a difference in the look and texture more than anything else. But the less processed oats are lower on the GI Index too. DO NOT EAT FLAVORED oats in the box. This is junk food.
Just by eating as little as ½ cup of cooked oatmeal will give you tons of nutrition. It has: 5 grams of protein, 27 grams of wholesome carbs and 4 grams of fiber per serving. Oatmeal is more nutritious than many of the other starchy breakfast food choices, such as croissants, donuts, biscuits, or toast. Not only does oatmeal improve cholesterol levels, it has an average GI of only 55, which makes it a low GI food and an ideal choice for the sugar-sensible eater. I am sure you will enjoy eating oats more than ever before when you try my baked good recipes which contain oats in this beautiful digital weight loss and maintenance guide/recipe book. ON SALE NOW!
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Hi! I am Renee Dumont - Christian health coach, blogger, visual artist, singer, nutrition nut, wife and Mom. Inspiring women through my own trials and triumphs to ignite their faith and find deliverance from craving sugar and emotional food struggles.