Healthy oatmeal breakfast with dates is quite an interesting tasty and delicious meal that keeps you on the move all day. Similarly oatmeal with dates is a staple breakfast in Nigeria and can be easily prepared. Oatmeal is made from oat grains which is scientifically known as Avena sativa and is commonly eaten as breakfast worldwide.
Basically oatmeal with dates is good for you, is a superfood loaded with antioxidant, vitamin and minerals that is needed for proper functioning of the body.
Health benefits of oatmeal and dates
Oatmeal help reduce blood sugar: this is mainly for the people suffering from type 2 diabetes, the Beta-glucan present in oat are soluble dietary fiber that delays the rate at which glucose is been absorbed into the blood. Hence increase insulin sensitivity thereby lowering blood sugar.
Helps lower cholesterol: this diet helps lower cholesterol level as a result of Bata-glucans content. Bad diets are the root cause of bad cholesterol in addition oats contains soluble fiber that reduces LDL cholesterol level. It is equally rich in vitamins and minerals which are a very good antioxidant that protects cells from free radicals, low fat, high fiber and low sodium that result to a healthy heart.
Aids constipation: the soluble fiber in this diet aids easy bowel movement as well as reduces constipation.
Lower blood pressure: eating oatmeal and dates helps lower blood pressure; likewise the high fiber in oat grains is perfect for blood pressure.
Healthy oatmeal with dates Recipe
7 – 8 spoonful of oatmeal
8 pieces of dates
1 cup of almond Milk
Use a clean pot, heat up your water
Add your oats into the boiling water and stir, after that ensure you have enough water in the pot that covers the quantity of oat poured into that pot.
As the oat start bubbling, stir frequently to reduce the bubbles before it overflow and cause a mess on your stove top.
If well-cooked it has a creamy texture, turn off the heat.
Finally serve on a bowl plate add your milk and dates
Breakfast is ready!!!