In the battle of sugary cereal versus oatmeal, as kids, most of us would go against the grain and succumb to the sweet taste of Frosted Flakes. However, as we get older, our health forces us to end our love affair with everything sugar and realize oatmeal is more than just a healthy breakfast food. The power food is rich in vitamins, minerals, and lipids, which possess endless benefits for our health.
According to a Decision Analyst survey, in the U.S., Americans consider oatmeal to be the fourth healthiest food from a list of 70 foods and beverages. Despite this, Dr. Matthew Brennecke, a board certified naturopathic doctor practicing at the Rocky Mountain Wellness Clinic in Fort Collins, Colo., has observed oats are still not popular in the American diet. “Oatmeal is a pretty underutilized food and has, unfortunately, become less and less popular in the American diet, yet it maintains a very cheap price tag loaded with benefits,” he told Medical Daily in an email.
This quick and healthy breakfast food staple is a whole grain powerhouse that packs plenty of nutritional value for our health. Whether it's plain rolled oats or steel-cut oats, adding oatmeal to your diet will make you feel and look good. It’s time to soak your oats and reap the benefits of this health trend that is here to stay.