Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it boosts your energy, improves your concentration and helps you burn calories throughout the day.
Numerous studies associate breakfast with a good overall health, better memory, lower chances of various health issues, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, high cholesterol, etc.
Breakfast omission can 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, you are more likely to overeat throughout the rest of the day. For that particular reason, we are going to present you an amazing recipe that is not only delicious, but also highly beneficial for your health.
The combination of these ingredients is perfect, especially for your breakfast and it can help you melt the 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:
Chia seeds are filled with omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. They are also rich in antioxidants which are responsible for their anti-inflammatory properties. Chia seeds are especially beneficial for the cardiovascular system.
One ounce of chia seeds contains 27 percent of phosphorus, 18 percent of calcium, 30 percent of manganese and smaller amounts of potassium and copper.
According to some studies, this ingredient can help you in treating diabetes, diverticulosis and arthritis.
This food contain 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 improve your cardiovascular health as well.
Oats also contain zinc, magnesium, manganese, iron, thiamin, selenium, phosphorus, etc.
One cup of cooked oatmeal contains 150 calories, 4 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein. That is why it is an ideal food for an easy to make and balanced breakfast.
These are the ingredients needed for this recipe:
- 1 cup of oats
- 2 cups of water
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- A pinch of salt
- 4 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Pour the water into a pot and add vanilla and cinnamon. When the liquid start to boil, lower the heat and then add the oats.
Let it boil for about 5 minutes and remove the pot from fire. Leave it covered for about 5 more minutes and then stir it.
While it is still hot, add the chia seeds, salt and honey.