What is oatmeal?
Oatmeal is one of the healthiest and most versatile cereals that can be found in stores like MASmusculo.com, since it is an excellent source of slow-absorbing carbohydrates and a good source of vegetable proteins with all the essential amino acids.
Nutritional properties of oats
Oatmeal is a complete food, it contains many nutrients that the human body needs. Half a cup of oatmeal (about 39g of product) contains:
- 150 calories
- 5g of vegetable protein, with a good balance of essential amino acids.
- 25g carbs
- 4g fiber
- 2.5g of fat
It is an excellent natural source of vitamins and minerals and antioxidant plant compounds. Manganese, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Folate, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) and to a lesser extent provides calcium, potassium, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and vitamin B3 (niacin).
It also contains beta-glucan, a fiber that has been shown to not only support healthy immune function, but also lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
What are the main benefits?
Oatmeal has many benefits. Some of them are:
- Complete and nutritious food. It is the cereal that can provide you with the most protein.
- Rich in fiber, with soluble and insoluble fibers.
- Contains many slow-absorbing carbohydrates.
- Rich in minerals and B vitamins, as well as numerous antioxidants.
- healthy fats
- Helps control blood sugar levels.
- Strengthens the muscles.
- Improves digestion and relieves constipation.
- Increases the feeling of satiety.
It is a recommended food for athletes due to its high nutritional value . Supports energy, performance and promotes health. It is ideal to consume before and after training, as it provides the necessary nutrients to protect muscle mass, improve recovery and promote the growth of new tissue, necessary to increase muscle mass.
Due to its slow absorption, oatmeal retains its effects for longer, helping to maintain energy and improve performance.
Oatmeal is excellent for caring for cardiovascular health as it helps regulate cholesterol, it also reduces the absorption of carbohydrates to avoid a sudden increase in glucose and is therefore also indicated for people with diabetes.
Oatmeal contains high concentrations of fiber . It has a satiating effect and helps control meals between meals avoiding weight gain, prevents constipation and promotes the health of the intestinal flora.
In what format to buy oatmeal?
In our online store it is available in different forms :
- Neutral flour, without flavor.
- Flavored oatmeal.
All these formats can be used in many different ways to accompany nutritional shakes and prepare healthy recipes, such as the classic oatmeal pancakes. If you haven't already added oatmeal to your diet on a regular basis, start incorporating it little by little like at breakfast to feel healthier.