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The Breakfast That Helped Me Control My Cholesterol, Fat and Blood Sugar

By NaDica | Food & Recipes

Jan 11

Even the birds on the trees know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Why is like that? Well, because breakfast help burn calories, improve 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.

You should know that breakfast omission might disturb the normal functioning of your body and increase your cravings for food.

Once you wake up in the morning, the blood sugar levels in your body are very low, that is why breakfast is necessary, to replenish it. That is why today we will present you with 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 you regulate the levels of cholesterol and sugar in the blood, burn calories and might help melt your belly fat.

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.

#1 Oatmeal

Oatmeal has beta-glucan a soluble fiber which can lower the levels of bad cholesterol. In case you consume it regularly, it might help you improve your 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.

#2 Chia Seeds

They are abundant with omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids. Chia seeds are also abundant in antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties.

Only 1 ounce of chia seeds has around 10 % of manganese, 27 % of phosphorus, small amounts of copper and potassium and 18 % of calcium. Some studies suggest that chia seeds can help treat arthritis, diabetes, and diverticulosis.

For the Recipe You Need These Following Ingredients:

  • 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, you should 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.

Source:
King Demic