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Choosing a warm super grain breakfast that is delicious and nutritious can help start the day right – especially during the coldest time of year.
The Fibre You Need
Most of us know that fibre is essential for a healthy diet. Oats are a good source of total fibre, including both soluble and insoluble fibre. Soluble fibres, like soluble oat fibre, have been shown to have a positive effect on cholesterol, weight control and blood pressure.
To Start The Day Right
A small change in habit can make a big difference. The breakfast experts recommend starting the day with a nutritious meal on a regular basis. Many people skip what is indicated to be the most important meal of the day. A scientific review of 47 studies examined the association of breakfast consumption with nutritional adequacy, body weight, and academic performance in children and adolescents. The study concluded that eating breakfast compared with skipping breakfast was associated with superior nutritional profiles, less likelihood of being overweight and may improve cognitive function related to memory, test grades, and school attendance.4
To Give You Energy & Fill You Up
A healthy weight can help lower risks associated with heart disease, prevent type 2 diabetes and can contribute to healthy cholesterol levels. If you are overweight, losing 10 kg or 22 pounds can have a cholesterol-lowering effect of as much as 15 per cent.
Studies have shown that those who skip breakfast are more likely to be overweight. Starting your day with a bowl of oatmeal has been found to provide a greater degree of satiety or fullness when compared with other whole grains.6 Feeling fuller, longer will give you satisfaction and help you need to avoid excessive snacking between meals.
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