If you are thinking what to eat for breakfast, and being healthy, here’s your suggestion – Oatmeal with banana, cocoa and peach.
Why eating oatmeal?
Oat flakes contain both soluble and insoluble fiber. Insoluble help in easier bowel movements, while soluble of which the best known is beta-glucan in the digestive tract to bind cholesterol and reduce its concentration in the blood.
Regulate blood sugar levels
Beta-glucan in the digestive tract besides that binds the cholesterol and sugar, helps reduce blood sugar levels. This is especially important for people with diabetes.
Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes
Although oat flakes reduce the absorption of glucose from digestive tract, contain magnesium which acts as a co-factor for enzymes involved in the synthesis of insulin.
Help to lose weight
Oat flakes will make you feel fuller for longer. Beta-glucan in oats reduces appetite by stimulating the secretion of hormones that control appetite.
Increase the immunity
Beta-glucan strengthens the immune system by stimulating white blood cells responsible in the elimination of bacteria.
Reduced the risk of cancer
Oat flakes contain lignans found in flaxseed, sesame, broccoli etc … Lignans are phytoestrogens that have positive effects on hormone-dependent cancers such as breast cancer and prostate cancer.
How to prepare delicious oatmeal with cocoa, banana and peach?
3 tablespoons oat flakes
1 teaspoon cocoa
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon flaxseed
5-6 hazelnuts or almonds
150-200 ml water or milk (the amount of fluid varies depending on how you want your oatmeal)
coconut flour (optional)
Oat flakes, banana, cocoa, honey, hazelnuts or almonds, flax seeds, water, and the cinnamon, place them in a blender and a nice blend them until you have a homogeneous mixture. Put the mixture into a bowl and leave in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes, although you can prepare at night, and to eat the next morning. Oat flakes and flax seed will absorb the water and oatmeal will become thicker. Remove the oatmeal from the refrigerator , cut the peaches in tiny cubes and mix them together. Finally sprinkle with grated coconut and enjoy.