Oatmeal is the most popular among cereals in England, Russia and Scotland. It is considered a dietary dish, and therefore in our country, its per capita sales volume is approaching British figures. Perhaps, everyone knows about the properties of oatmeal. The calorie content of oatmeal porridge is very small, and the benefits to the body are enormous. Oatmeal contains many different nutrients and fiber, which is extremely beneficial for the digestive process. Having eaten a portion of oatmeal for breakfast, you can get rid of hunger for a long time and at the same time not overload your body with extra heavy calories.
In addition, this product is rich in trace elements, natural starchy compounds and proteins. Oatmeal helps to get rid of accumulated toxins and remove excess cholesterol. It is also a product with a low glycemic index, and therefore is recommended by nutritionists as the most useful among all cereals. This light product can be used as part of low-calorie diets, when it is necessary not only to get rid of excess weight, but also to establish metabolic processes in the body. Eating several servings of oatmeal on water during the day without adding salt and sugar, and performing a small set of physical exercises, you can improve your body within a fairly short time without any negative consequences. And while not experiencing a constant feeling of hunger, fatigue, apathy and other symptoms that always accompany fruit or vegetable diets.
On an oat diet, you can easily lose a few pounds in a week and effectively cleanse the body of toxins and toxins. But it is necessary to use only whole flakes for cereal without additional additives. It is better not to eat instant oat flakes, since the technology of their processing includes prolonged exposure to high temperatures, at which most of the nutrients are destroyed.
The calorie content of oatmeal porridge directly depends on the method of its preparation. Given that the caloric content of oatmeal in dry form is about 300 kcal and when boiled, they are boiled 2-3 times, but their energy value does not increase, the average portion of oatmeal on water will contain only 90 kcal. This is very small. But if you cook it in milk, then you can significantly increase the caloric content of oatmeal porridge.
If you don’t want to eat fresh oatmeal, then you can add fresh fruits or other toppings to it, for example, butter, jam or honey. It should be borne in mind that the energy value of the additives will affect the calorie content of oatmeal porridge. Porridge with dried fruits and honey, raisins, dried apricots and prunes is very tasty and healthy. Before adding it to the porridge, it is recommended to add dried fruits for several minutes with hot water so that they become softer. Honey should be added only to the already prepared, slightly cooled porridge, otherwise all the useful substances with which it is rich will easily collapse under the influence of temperature. A portion of oatmeal with dried fruits and honey will contain about 168 kcal. Knowing how many calories are in oatmeal, you can easily calculate your daily calorie intake and follow a wholesome oatmeal diet.
By the way, in 2010, diet No. 6 recognized a diet of 6 cereals, which is based on the use of only porridge during the day - oatmeal, buckwheat, rice, lentil, semolina, millet, boiled in water - one kind each new day. And the central place in this diet is given to oatmeal. And there is actually nothing to be surprised at. The high nutrient content in it and its balanced chemical composition speaks for itself. At the end of 2010, a diet of 6 cereals was recognized as the easiest way to lose weight quickly.