The Breakfast That Helped Me Control My Blood Sugar Levels
Even the birds on the trees know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Why is like that? Well, because breakfast supports a healthy metabolism, improves concentration and boosts energy.
Over the years, many studies linked breakfast with good health, better concentration, and memory, lower chances of different health problems like high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases.
Skipping breakfast might disturb the normal functioning of our body and increase our cravings for food throughout the day.
Once we wake up in the morning, the blood sugar levels in our body are very low, and that is why breakfast is necessary – to replenish it. That is why today we present one great breakfast recipe which is healthy and delicious at the same time.
The ingredients and their combination are ideal for breakfast because it can help us regulate the levels of cholesterol and sugar in the blood, and stimulate metabolism.
This recipe contains two potent ingredients – chia seeds and oats, which are good for those who have the above-mentioned health problems. Read on to find out more about the benefits of the ingredients.
Oatmeal has beta-glucan – a soluble fiber which can lower the levels of bad cholesterol. In case we consume it regularly, it might help us improve our cardiovascular health.
Also, it contains phosphorus, zinc, iron, manganese, thiamin, magnesium, selenium, etc. One cup of oatmeal (cooked) has around 6g of protein, 150 calories and 4 g of fiber. It is an excellent option for a balanced and easy to make breakfast.
They are abundant with omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids. Chia seeds are also abundant in antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties.
An ounce of chia seeds has around 10 % of manganese, 27 % of phosphorus, small amounts of copper and potassium and 18 % of calcium.
Ingredients for the Recipe
- Oats – 1 cup
- Chia seeds – 4 tablespoons
- Water – 2 cups
- A pinch of salt
- Cinnamon – 1 teaspoon
- Honey – 2 tablespoons
How to Prepare This Breakfast
In a pot pour the water and add the cinnamon. Once the water begins to boil, lower the heat and add the oats. Let it cook for around five minutes and then remove it from the fire.
Let it stay for another five minutes and then add the honey, salt and chia seeds and stir. Bon appetit.