January is known as the National Oatmeal Month, so why not kick-start your year with this basic nutritious food to counterbalance the recent festive indulgence. A bowl of warm oats has the properties to reduce cholesterol, fight diabetes₁ and supply enough energy to sustain you for the duration of the morning₂ as quoted on the Scientific American blog. In recognition of National Oatmeal Month, McDonalds brings you four fabulous facts:
- Oats is known for keeping you full for longer and helps curb the urge to grab a mid-morning snack. This is because the body digests and absorbs it slowly, keeping you feeling satiated, controlling your appetite and delaying hunger pangs
- According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), a healthy diet for adults includes whole grains such as oats ₃.
- Oats may help in maintaining healthy blood pressure and is consistent with the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) recommendations₁.
- Analysis of individual whole grain foods showed that oats consumption alone also reduces the onset of diabetes ₁.
Set your day right with a steaming bowl of Maple Flavoured McDonald’s Oats and “Love Your Mornings”. McDonald’s Oats contains 410 kilojoules per 100 gram ready to eat serving and has no Trans fats for a healthy on-the-go meal.
By Hlulani Masingi
SOURCE: References available from JNPR.