Why Skip Breakfast When You Can Eat This And Improve Your Health?
Improving your heart and vascular health was never so easy
I see a lot of people steering clear of foods like oats and dark chocolate — the former because they fear the carbs, and the latter because it isn’t packed with sugar.
What if I told you that oats and dark chocolate are two of the more healthy foods that you can eat? I eat them every day, for breakfast.
Here’s how to combine to two into one tasty and healthy breakfast.
Firstly, let’s do a quick update on their health benefits.
Oats slow digestion and lower blood sugar
Oats lowers your cholesterol and lowers your risk of a heart attack. In fact, The Food and Drug Administration allows the use of a health claim on food labels associating a reduced risk of coronary heart disease with the consumption of beta-glucan soluble fibre from whole grain oats.
Beta-glucan has been verified to slow digestion, increase satiety (the feeling of being full), and suppress appetite. This is why oatmeal is helpful if you are trying to lose weight and control hunger levels — due to its high water and soluble fibre content.
Beta-glucan can bind with cholesterol-rich bile acids in the intestine and transport them through the digestive tract and eventually out of the body.
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Whole oats also contain plant chemicals called phenolic compounds and phytoestrogens that act as antioxidants to reduce the damaging effects of chronic inflammation that is associated with various diseases like cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
I have found that the biggest point of confusion with oats is simply the question of what kind of oats are best to buy.
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