If your breakfast options need a healthy shake-up, look no further than oats — and more specifically, oatmeal.
Oats pack a nutritious punch as they’re a great source of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.
Half a cup (78 grams) of dry oats contains a whopping 13 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber.
They also contain:
- Manganese: 191% RDI
- Phosphorus: 41% RDI
- Magnesium: 34% RDI
- Copper: 24% RDI
- Iron: 20% RDI
- Zinc: 20% RDI
- Folate: 11% RDI
- Vitamin B-1 (thiamin): 39% RDI
- Vitamin B-5 (pantothenic acid): 10% RDI
Known scientifically as Avena sativa, this whole grain is suggested to offer a number of health benefits including:
- aiding in weight loss
- lowering blood sugar levels
- reducing risk of heart disease
For some inspiration to get you started, check out some of these delicious ideas that we found on Instagram.