Are you ready for breakfast? You may want to read this first before eating.
If you add some oatmeal to your daily diet, you can expect to live longer. That’s according to a study from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Maybe not only longer, but healthier as well, since oatmeal is considered as one of health foods. Oatmeal is one of those whole grain meals touted to improve health and prevent systemic illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
Oatmeal has a very low calorie content, meaning you can eat as much of it as you want without getting fat. It also contains a lot of fiber that will help make bowel movement easy. The presence of high protein will help heal tissues faster and enhance enzyme and hormone production. And these are only some of the benefits you will get from eating oatmeal.
Eating whole grain foods like oatmeal, according to the long-term study, could very well help prevent the danger of premature death by 15% at most. This was published last Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Researchers were able to come to this conclusion after studying the data from 74,000 women and 43,000 men who participated in surveys performed every two to four years concerning the food they eat starting in the middle of 1980’s up to the 2000s.
The results revealed that there’s an equivalent reduction of up to 9% in deaths which are due to cardiovascular diseases for every 1-ounce of whole grain. In exchange for one entrée of red meat daily, whole grains will lessen death related by cardio vascular diseases by up to 20%.
“This study further endorses the current dietary guidelines that promote whole grains as one of the major healthful foods for prevention of major chronic diseases,” Qi Sun, a senior author of the study, said in a statement.
There was no connection about the reduced danger of dying by cancer and eating whole grain whatsoever according to the research team.