Oatmeal: A Wonderful Appetite Suppressant

Introduction And Background If you ever look closely at the diet of your parents and grandparents or even those who are into healthy eating, you’ll notice perhaps that they are really into oatmeal. Some might be having an oatmeal breakfast with milk while others might be having it as a snack at lunch. At times even their bread is made from oatmeal. Well, there are no surprises there that oatmeal is a pretty healthy food and has numerous benefits, some of which you’ll read in the article. But were you aware of the fact that oatmeal is also a terrific appetite suppressant? Yes it is! For those of you who are trying to diet and want to suppress their appetite, do consider oatmeal and by the end of the article you might just become a fan of it completely!

How Oatmeal Makes A Wonderful Appetite Suppressant? Well, first things first. Let’ understand why firstly oatmeal makes a really good appetite suppressant. Well, there are a few reasons as to why that is.

  • There are many refined carbs and the problem with most of them is that they digest very quickly in the stomach. Oatmeal, on the other hand, digests slowly. Do you know why that is a good thing? If food is taking time to digest in the stomach that means you will feel full for a longer period of time rather than feeling hungry again quickly because all the food has gone from the stomach. Hence, this is one of the reasons how oatmeal can act as a wonderful appetite suppressant.
  • Oatmeal is full of fiber. Those of you who are well oriented in the dieting world would know how essential fiber is to a dieter and how it can really help in the weight loss process. Fiber does not have that many calories and also helps dieters overcome their constipation problems which they eventually face as they are eating less than they used to. It forms the bulk of the stool and is not digested or absorbed by the body. It also keeps you feeling full even with a small serving which of course leads to appetite suppression. Thus, it is an excellent thing that oatmeal is full of fiber, that is what makes it so appealing as an appetite suppressant.
  • Blood sugar levels are something to be aware of because they have a direct impact on your hunger levels and how much you feel like eating. If you eat foods that generally give you blood sugar level spikes, your appetite will be a mess as well because you’ll feel hungry at the oddest of times. However, oatmeal regulates blood sugar level and is a pretty great helper in the matter. Many who suffer from diabetes turn to oatmeal to regulate their system because it is healthy. Imagine, getting an appetite suppressant and a health food all in the same basket!
  • Oatmeal does not contain any saturated fat. This means that they are filled with the good type of fat which is really nice for the heart and overall body system as well. A lot of men and women do not pay attention to this factor when in fact they should because suppressing the appetite consists of the entire body working together. You cannot try to suppress the appetite and have an unhealthy heart and blood vessels to worry about now, can you? Hence, oatmeal is what they call killing two birds with one stone – meaning it has more than just one advantage to it.

However… If you want to eat oatmeal, eat the natural form of it. Having the instant oatmeal items and the cereals that are made from oatmeal do not contain just oatmeal, they have other carbohydrates as well. Carbohydrates are not recommended in large amounts in any diet because their reduction is what helps to lose weight. There are many companies which give oatmeal in its natural form and then people eat it in the form that they really like, with milk or perhaps some other low fat gravy. Try to search for those companies rather than take the easy way out because the processed oatmeal also has some sugar in it and other additives that might not give you the complete benefits that you should get.

Conclusion Oatmeal definitely is a healthy food and the parents and grandparents who eat it and have made it a part of their lifestyle did a very smart thing by their health. It is time that you do the same because not only will oatmeal help to shape your body and overall give you a healthier system, it acts as a terrific appetite suppressant and can really help you in the weight loss process – a process in which you need all the help you can get.

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