If you are suffering with constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids or with some life threatening problems like colon cancer and coronary heart disease then chances are that the culprit is low fibre diet. It has been proved scientifically that a fibre rich diet helps in lowering cholesterol. It has been confirmed that high fibre diet also helps in cases of diabetes, obesity and cancer. Oats are highly nutritious and filled with cholesterol fighting soluble fibre. Like other grains oats do not lose their nutrients even after being hulled and processed.
Wonders of Oatmeal
By combining soluble and insoluble fibre, oatmeal lowers bad
cholesterol. Daily intake of 3 gms of soluble fibre from oatmeal reduces
risk of heart diseases.
Stabilized blood sugar:
With a low glycaemic index oatmeal is assimilated slowly, keeping sugar
levels stable. The American Diabetes Association recommends a daily
fibre intake of 20 - 35 gms. One cup of cooked oatmeal supplies 4 gms.
Lowered risk of colon cancer:
High fibre content of oats is anti carcinogenic, effective especially
for colon cancer. Whole oats result in bulky stool, which in turn
Enhanced fitness levels:
Oatmeal helps in fighting obesity as its soluble fibre slows down
digestion, thus increasing the sense of fullness.
Incorporating Oat Diet
When you take a look at your kitchen shelf you should see a whole range
of products what are rich in fibre. But remember that the fibre
should be soluble fibre. One way to incorporate oats in diet is to
consume a small bowl of oat meal porridge every day. Another way is to
use rolled oats and normal oats in cookies or in granola or muesli bars
or in other such snacks.
Oats not only add fibre to your food but also add zing to it. Rolled
oats have long been a staple diet of athletes especially weight
trainers. So start on your oat diet and see positive change in your