Many people don’t know how healthy cereals can be, especially oatmeal with no added sugar. They’re rich in fiber and protein when compared to other grains. They have some unique components — especially the soluble fiber beta-glucan and antioxidants called avenanthramides.
Some of the health benefits of oats include lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Oats reduce constipation and protect against skin irritations. The benefits of consuming oatmeal include lower risk of colorectal cancer, as well as heart disease.
Oatmeal is rich in soluble fiber, which reduces our low-density lipoprotein (LDL), better known as the “bad” cholesterol. Having cooked oatmeal in the morning provides six grams of fiber. Oats contain six percent of recommended daily value of iron, and two percent of calcium. They are quite low in calories and contain only 1.5g of fat. There is no harm in consuming oats every day, just make sure you’re eating a variety of other grains, fruits, and vegetables.