Importance of breakfast to Regulates Blood Sugar, Reduces Cholesterol
When you mention breakfast, three foods may spring to the top of your mind: eggs, bacon and cereal.
While those are taste and are fairly quick to prepare, you may want to try a new morning meal.
In today’s video we’ll look at the health benefits of chia seeds and oats. We’ll also take a look at a recipe that can regulate your body’s sugar, lower your cholesterol and also eliminate belly fat.
These superfoods offer a hearty boost to your metabolism and immune systems. And their nutrients remain with you throughout the day.
If we place oatmeal under the microscope we’ll find a soluble fiber that is the key to maintaining sugar and cholesterol levels. And this compound can aid in heart health.
Oatmeal is also rich in protein and essential minerals. Chia seeds may be small but they are well-stocked with omega 3 and omega 6.
Their calcium content is greater than that of milk and other dairy products. Like oatmeal, they can keep your heart functioning properly.
Chia seeds are also good sources of antioxidants and provide anti-inflammatory properties.
Those who struggle with joint inflammation, such as arthritis, can benefit from consuming chia seeds.
Chia seeds can be useful when you are trying to curb your appetite, because they are so filling.
This should keep you from binging on a sack of potato chips an hour after breakfast. Once you add water, these little seeds expand.
Besides consuming them in oatmeal, you can also add chia seeds to your favorite breakfast smoothie. Another suggestion is to add them to fruit juices.
Like oatmeal, these guilt-free chia seeds also have a high fiber content. Fiber, along with the iron content in chia seeds, will work harmoniously to promote a healthy digestive system.
When its in tip top shape, our blood supply is purified as it travels to the brain. It’s like a chain reaction, once our digestive and circulatory systems are in good working order, our cognitive functions should improve also.
1 cup oats
2 cups water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tablespoons honey
1 pinch sea salt
4 tablespoons of chia seeds
Bring a pan of water to a boil Add cinnamon and vanilla Once the mixture begins to boil again reduce heat Add oats and boil for 5 minutes Set the pan aside, cover, and allow it to rest for 5 minutes Add honey and salt and blend well Add chia seeds
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