Quinoa & Oats

Quinoa & Oats

Oat meal has been the staple food of most western countries and has spread to other parts of the world. Oatmeal “sticks to the ribs” meaning as a good breakfast, stays in the stomach for longtime. It is rich with digestive fiber and is good for heart  and reduces body fat.  Qunoa  which is a seed has emerged and gaining more popularity because of diet benefit and it has low glycaemic index..  People who were eating rice, brown rice, potatoes are moving to quinoa diet because of its additional nutritional benefits. Both quinoa and oatmeal are excellent  sources of fiber. Quinoa provides slightly more fiber per serving. A cup of cooked quinoa boasts a fiber content of 5.2 grams, which fulfills 14 percent of the recommended daily fiber intake for women and 20 percent for men, according to the Institute of Medicine. Oatmeal still offers a generous amount of fiber, at 4 grams per cup. Adding fiber in the  diet not only promotes digestive health and fights constipation and helps control digestive disorders like diverticulosis and also  fights hunger, combats obesity and prevents Type 2 diabetes.

Have oat meal for breakfast with milk,  soymilk or yogurt. Add some raisins, banana, cashew to make it tastier.  Quinoa can be cooked and made into salad by adding cucumber, tomato, onion, carrot and other salad vegetables. One can replace quinoa with rice and have for lunch or dinner too

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