Breakfast is the most important meal because it boosts your energy, improves your concentration and helps you to burn calories throughout the day.
Numerous studies associate breakfast with a good overall health, better memory, lower chances of various health issues, including diabetes, high cholesterol, cardiovascular diseases and obesity.
Breakfast omission may disturb the normal function of your body and increase your food cravings. When you wake up, the level of blood sugar in your body is very low, so you need breakfast in order to replenish it. If you skip your morning meal instead, you are more likely to overeat throughout the day.
For that reason, we are going to present you an amazing recipe which is not only delicious but also highly beneficial for your health. The combination of the ingredients is ideal, especially for your breakfast and it may help you to melt your belly fat, burn some calories and regulate the levels of glucose and cholesterol in your blood.
Namely, it contains oats and chia seeds, two powerful ingredients that are great for those who struggle with some of the previously mentioned health issues. Here is how you can benefit from these ingredients:
This food contains beta-glucan which is a soluble fiber that can reduce the levels of bad cholesterol. If you consume it on a regular basis it will enhance your cardiovascular health as well.
Oats also contain zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, iron, thiamin and selenium.
One cup of cooked oatmeal contains 150 calories, 4 grams of fiber and 6 grams of proteins. That is why it is an ideal food for an easy and balanced breakfast.
Chia seeds are filled with omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. They are also rich in and antioxidants which are responsible for their anti-inflammatory properties. Chia seeds are particularly beneficial for the cardiovascular system.
One ounce of chia seeds contains 27% of phosphorus, 18% calcium, 30% of manganese and smaller amounts of copper and potassium.
According to some studies, this ingredient may also help in the treatment of arthritis, diabetes and diverticulosis.
These are the ingredients needed for the recipe:
– 1 cup oats
– 2 cups water
– 2 teaspoons vanilla powder
– 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
– 2 tablespoons honey
– 1 pinch sea salt
– 4 tablespoons of chia seeds
Put the cinnamon and vanilla in a pot with water and bring to boil. When it reaches its boiling point, you should reduce the heat and add the oats.
Let it boil for 5 minutes and remove it from heat. Make sure to cover and let it stand for 5 minutes. Add honey and salt and stir well. You should pour the mixture into a bowl and add the chia seeds while it is still hot.