Weight loss can be such a challenge. According to most health experts, a well-balanced diet and regular exercise are the staples of a healthy weight. But, there are also foods that can help you reach and retain your desired weight goals.
And, oatmeal is one of them.
This highly beneficial plant has been a staple food in many cultures for centuries. One reason is that it’s economical breakfast food. The other reason is that it provides a range of health benefits that improve your overall health.
Oatmeal water is just one way how to include oats into your diet and stimulate healthy weight loss. In fact, it’s nothing but oats soaked and blended with water into a nutritious drink. However, it’s not the same as oatmeal porridge because it’s not cooked in boiling water.
What makes oatmeal water weight friendly?
#1 It is low in calories.
To start with, oatmeal is abundant in nutrients including healthy fats, B vitamins, iron, calcium, phosphorous, and magnesium. Plus, it’s very fulfilling, which means it keeps you full longer. On the plus side, it’s very low in calories.
#2 It is rich in dietary fiber.
Oatmeal is a high-fiber food that stimulates the fat-burning process of fat deposits on intestinal wall. In this way, oatmeal boosts digestive function.
#3 It supports the liver.
Oatmeal is rich in amino acids which promote lecithin secretion by the liver. This phospholipid, which is but a fatty acid, is used by the liver to transport fats out of the liver to the stomach for digestion. In other words, oatmeal inhibits the development of a fatty liver or liver damage.
Plus, oatmeal ensures dietary fats are digested and not stored as fat and keeps your body toxin free by supporting the liver’s detox function.
#4 It is a natural diuretic.
Water retention is one of the contributors for weight gain. And, oatmeal is a great diuretic which supports kidney function and stimulates efficient removal of excess body water as urine.
How To Make Oatmeal Water
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 3 cups water
- 1 cinnamon stick (or 1 cinnamon powder)
- 2 honey for sweetness (optional)
The best way to boost your metabolism with oatmeal water is to drink a glass on an empty stomach. You can also drink it instead of water with your main meals (lunch and dinner).
Oatmeal water can last you for up to a week when refrigerated.
General rule when buying oats – the less processed the oats, the more fiber they have and the more benefits they provide.