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Oatmeal is a healthy food alternative for people who are diet. Oatmeal is considered low in calories and carbohydrates, but makes the stomach feel fuller for longer.
Oatmeal is also claimed to be gluten-free, rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber which is healthy for digestion and is beneficial for the body.
Made from wheat, oatmeal has a bland taste so many oatmeal connoisseurs add low-fat milk, plain yogurt, or honey for flavor instead of sugar.
Besides that, oatmeal can also be eaten by adding fresh fruit, eggs, and other healthy foods.
But is oatmeal really healthy and effective in losing weight? Are there any types of oatmeal that are good for the diet? The following is the review.
The Oatmeal Diet Concept
The concept of the oatmeal diet refers to a regular diet in consuming oatmeal (Photo: Istockphoto / Brycia James)
To refer Healthline, The oatmeal diet refers to a diet that routinely consumes oat seeds as a daily food with a portion of one meal per day.
In many scientific sources, it is said that you should eat whole oatmeal or oatmeal that is gluten-free instead of instant oatmeal which already contains sugar.
So you have to get in the habit of consuming oatmeal whether it’s at breakfast, lunch, dinner, or as a healthy snack at least once a day.
This habit must be consistently carried out to feel the impact and benefits.
Types of Oatmeal that are Good for Diet
Oats that are good for consumption are whole oats, rather than instant oats because they contain vitamins, protein and soluble fiber.
The following types of oatmeal are good for your diet.
1. Steel Cut Oats
Steel cut oats are a great type of oatmeal for a diet (Photo: iStockphoto / Michelle Lee Photography)
Steel cut oats are types of oats that are cut into small pieces and lengthwise almost like grains of rice. This type of oats also takes a long time to cook.
The resulting texture is coarser and chewy, and the shape doesn’t change much after cooking. For this reason, steel cut oats are usually cooked as a substitute for rice, porridge, or made overnight oat.
2. Rolled Oats
Rolled oats or also called whole grains have a round, irregular shape and are slightly textured. Rolled oats are processed by steaming whole wheat kernels until soft and pliable, then flattened.
Rolled oats have a softer texture and taste than steel cut oats. Rolled oats are commonly used in granola bars, cakes, muffins and other baked goods.
3. Scottish Oats
Scottish oats are a great type of oatmeal for the diet (Photo: Istockphoto / lenazap)
It is almost like rolled oats but has a softer Scottish oat texture, almost like a coarse powder because it is ground. Scottish oats have a soft texture when cooked, making them perfect for making porridge or whole-grain pastries.
Apart from that, Scottish oats can also be used as a mixture for cereal bars, pancakes, scones, bread and more.
4. Oat Groat
Oat groats are a great type of oatmeal for a diet (Photo: iStockphoto / Michelle Lee Photography)
Oat groats or wheat groats are a type of whole grain that does not go through a cutting or milling process. The cooking time is relatively long, about 1 hour.
The taste is a little sweet and nutty. The texture is quite chewy when cooked. Usually, oat groats are processed into porridge or mixed in soup or risotto.
The price of the type of oatmeal that is good for the diet above is indeed not cheap compared to instant oatmeal which is widely sold in convenience stores. Even though you eat healthy foods, losing weight will be more effective when accompanied by regular exercise.
(imb / fef)