We have all heard this at least once in our lives;
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
And yet, when it comes to this meal, most of us are hasty and careless or right out skip it. It’s understandable since mornings are the busiest time of the day and we are just looking for a quick kick of energy that we can get from a simple cup of coffee. So why bother right? Wrong. What we eat for breakfast fuels our entire day and even helps in controlling unnecessary hunger pangs and over eating.
Your standard breakfast should be quick, delicious and nutritious. You should consume a fruit, some dairy products, protein (egg is great!) and a good source of fiber. Here are 7 reasons why you should choose Oats instead of the regular bread options for your breakfast:
1. Oats are loaded with Dietary Fiber
Oats are rich in a specific type of fiber called beta-glucan. This particular type of fiber is known to help lower levels of bad cholesterol.
2. Oats help lower your Cholesterol
Oats contain soluble fibers that help in reducing the absorption of bad cholesterol in your blood.
3. Regular Consumption of Oats can help lower your risk of Heart Disease
Oats contain a a specific type of fiber called beta-glucan that helps in lowering the risk for heart disease and diabetes.
4. Oats can help regulate your Blood Pressure
Some studies suggest that eating oats is just as effective in regulating blood pressure as taking blood pressure medication!
5. Oats are a great way to combat Obesity
Researchers believe that consuming oats not only helps in combating obesity but also increases immunity.
6. Low in Calories
If you’re watching your calories, add a cup of these babies to your diet. One cup of dry oats contains just around 300 calories.
7. Oats are packed with Vitamins and Minerals
Oats are known to contain Manganese, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc and Vitamin E along with others.
So ditch the Quinoa fad and grab yourself a pack of Quaker Oats from your nearest store since the world’s favourite oats are now officially available in Pakistan!
About Quaker Oats:
When it comes to breakfast, no one knows better how to provide a nourishing good start to the day than Quaker. This winter when oatmeal season is in full swing, the world-renowned and beloved brand Quaker made its official launch in Pakistan.
Oats are a nutrition powerhouse; a rich source of dietary fiber, a good source of plant-based protein and it helps to reduce cholesterol in your body. With these many healthy benefits and more, Quaker Oats doesn’t compromise on taste!
To showcase the delicious and versatile nature of oats, Quaker hosted a brunch at Cosa Nostra Lahore which included a buffet of scrumptious breakfast and brunch foods incorporating oats. The who’s who of the town were there to taste all the smoothies, pancakes, granolas and salads. The admired Chef Mehmood showcased five-star recipes featuring Oats: Oatfully good omelette, Oat Quesadillas and Oat crumbed fish. You can check the recipes on Quaker Pakistan (@QuakerPK) Facebook Live videos. Bellies satisfied with the tasteful food, the attendees had similar parting comments: it was a wonderful and #OatsomeBrunch.
Note: This is a sponsored story but the facts and opinions mentioned in the piece are authentic.