If you’re trying to lose weight, you might want to start adding overnight oats to your meal plan. According to nutritionists, overnight oats pack a huge number of benefits. Oats are low in calories on their own, but very filling due to their high fiber content – specifically prebiotic fiber called beta-glucans. Beta-glucans is known for aiding in weight loss and preventing overeating.
Another benefit is that beta-glucans in oats are known for reducing cholesterol circulation in the blood by aiding in the excretion of cholesterol rich bile, thus helping in the prevention of heart disease and strokes. Simply put, beta glucans in oats can promote overall heart health.
Moreover, overnight oats also consist of insoluble fiber, which aids in bowel movements and prevents constipation.
Overnight oats can also boost brain function. Because oats are a carbohydrate, they contain glucose, which is the fuel our brain relies upon to function. Oats enriched with Vitamin B can aid in memory preservation and prevent cognitive dysfunction as well.
Want to give overnight oats a try? There are many nice recipes but I’m going to give you my favorite recipe below.
Blueberry Overnight Oats
- ½ cup of regular or rolled oats
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup blueberries
- 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
- 1 tablespoon honey (I use chestnut honey)
Add the coconut milk to your oats and refrigerate overnight. Next morning, add the chia seeds, cinnamon, blueberries, walnuts, and honey and mix thoroughly.
I’m sure you’re going to love it.
I suggest that you experiment with you own recipes.
That’s it for now; see you all the next time.