It is not unknown to anyone that seeds and cereals are a valuable source of energy; They have a relevant contribution of protein and hardly any fat, they also contain fiber, vitamins and minerals whose percentage is lower the more refined the flour.
But there are cereals to cereals, one that stands out and is easy to buy is oatmeal. Its consumption has skyrocketed in recent years thanks to the recommendations of the health authorities.
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As breakfast or dinner, any time is good to eat oatmeal. The food has been consumed since ancient times, known as avena sativa and belongs to the poaceae family. This cereal is cultivated mainly in Europe and North America.
Oatmeal appears in breakfast cereals, in bars or in bread accompanied by milk, coffee, infusion or vegetable drinks.
Less common is to consume it during the meal, although it is also used in soups and creams and in other preparations such as hamburgers.
Help against Diabetes
Oatmeal may be beneficial for diabetes control. Among other reasons, it is rich in glucans, these can help control blood glucose at physiological levels. Adequate consumption helps reduce postprandial glucose, improving insulin resistance, says this foundation.
According to a study of the Spanish Nutrition Foundation, the consumption of oats helps to better control glucose, to moderate insulin spikes that could cause common metabolic problems in people with diabetes.
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The consumption of oats in people with type 2 diabetes helps reduce the concentration of glycosylated hemoglobin (prediabetes marker) in these patients, as well as the level of fasting glucose, total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol.
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