Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Losing Weight with Oatmeal

Oatmeal can be such a warm cozy comfort food. Spruce it up with some berries, raisins or even a little cinnamon. Oatmeal removes cholesterol from the body and is filling and satisfying. Try to stay away from flavored oatmeal as it is higher in sugar. Opt for a lower sodium or plain variety. If cooked with milk use fat free milk.

Have oatmeal plus fruit for any 2 meals of the day.

In addition to this, instant oatmeal also helps in reducing the medication in a person with diabetes. Instant oatmeal is also full of proteins and has about 50% of the amount of manganese a person requires in a day. Oatmeal also offers lots of iron, magnesium and thiamin. So it can be seen that instant oatmeal helps you to lose weight, and at the same time, provides you with your required nutrients. There is absolutely no cholesterol in a bowl of instant oatmeal as there is only three grams of dietary fiber in it. Oatmeal is a high source of phosphorus where you can find 133 mg of phosphorus and 42 mg of magnesium in it.

Tips :

Try oatmeal instead of cornflakes for breakfast--eating oatmeal can help reduce cholesterol levels, and its high fiber content will keep you full longer.

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