Benefits of Eating Oatmeal

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Massage Raleigh: Eating Oatmeal is Beneficial for Those Facing Heart Disease!

Welcome back! Today, our Raleigh massage team is going to continue sharing the benefits of eating oatmeal! Remember, it’s national oatmeal month so now is a great time to start incorporating oatmeal into your daily diet to ensure that you’re doing all you can to lead a healthy life! Below, you’ll find more great benefits of eating oatmeal.

Massage Raleigh | Gluten-Free

According to care2.com, ” If you are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease, there is some cause for concern. Oats lack many of the prolamines  (proteins) found in wheat (gluten) but oats do contain avenin.  Avenin is a  prolamine that is considered toxic to the intestinal mucosa of avenin-sensitive  individuals.  Oats can also contain gluten from nearby wheat field  contamination and processing facilities.  However, many studies have shown that many  celiacs can consume wheat free oats with no problems.”

Protects Against Heart Disease and Cancer

Lignans are thought to protect against breast cancer and other hormone-dependent cancers. They’re also known to help protect against heart disease. Fortunately, oatmeal contains plant lignans!

Contains Antioxidants Beneficial for Heart Disease

A study at Tufts University shows that the unique antioxidants in oatmeal called avenanthramides, help prevent  free radicals from damaging LDL cholesterol, thus reducing the risk of  cardiovascular disease.

Massage Raleigh | Protects Against Heart Failure.

A Harvard  study on 21,000 participants over 19 years showed that that men who enjoyed a daily morning bowl of whole grain (but not refined)  cereal had a 29 percent lower risk of heart failure.

Thankfully, oats are the most easily accessible whole grain that is unrefined!

There are so many benefits to eating oatmeal. Even if you eat it for lunch, it’s a great, wholesome, healthy meal. Not crazy about oats? Be sure to try a few different ways to prepare it before you write it off. There are a ton of delicious recipes that you can find online!

Also, be sure to check back with us soon for a look at how beneficial oatmeal can be for our skin!!! In the meantime, contact The Virtuous Touch to get your beginning of the year Raleigh massage scheduled soon! Now is the perfect time to get on a regular massage routine! In addition to eating healthy, your body needs massage in Raleigh, to help balance your well-being!

 

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