Many nutritionists say oatmeal is one of the best foods you can eat for breakfast, and what you may find that you like even better than oatmeal, is steel cut oats. The main difference between traditional quick oats and steel cut oats are the way they are processed. Steel cut oats are cut from the whole grain while rolled oats are first steamed and rolled. Not only do you get a thicker texture more like that of rice with the steel cut oats but you are also holding onto a little more of the nutrients than rolled oats. The downfall with steel cut oats is that it takes about 20 minutes to cook, so if you are in a hurry in the morning you may want to stick to the rolled oats. They are both great options for breakfast.
Here are 3 reasons why you should add steel cut oats to your diet:
Steel cut oats are packed with fiber which is good for your digestive system and can also help lower cholesterol levels.
Steel-cut oats are a good source of protein providing 7 g protein per 1/4 cup serving. I add skim milk to my steel cut oats which adds even more protein to the dish.
Oatmeal contains antioxidants that keep you healthy and can even help fight diseases and cancer!
I like mine with milk and mixed fruit like bananas, blueberries and apples!
XOXO – Abbey