Don’t make resolutions, develop Healthy Habits.

Developing and maintaining healthy habits are the key to a healthy lifestyle. You can learn more about some handy tips to develop healthy eating habits on our blog.

Oats are among those healthy foods and the healthiest grains on Earth which can help your body in several ways to gain a healthy weight.

In addition to it they are full of vitamins and minerals, rich in fiber and antioxidants.

Comparatively, they are considered to be healthier than rice as it has more fiber and fewer calories and carbs. Let’s see what the major health benefits are:

  • High in Fiber
  • Good for Weight Loss
  • Controls your Blood Sugar
  • High in Protein
  • They prevent Cancer
  • High source of energy
  • They are Nutrient rich food that contains many vitamins and minerals while being low in calories

Varieties of Oats

Do you know how many oat varieties are available in the market? There are plenty, but ever wondered which one is the healthiest? Let’s find out.

Picture describing 5 types of oats

Oat Groats: Groats are the purest form of oatmeal. They take longer to cook than other varieties. It takes 50-60 minutes to cook them.

Steel-cut oats: These are the second healthiest form. They are also called Irish Oats. Steel-cut oats take longer to digest, helping you to stay full longer and causing less of a rise in blood sugar. It takes 20-30 minutes to cook them.

Rolled Oats: Also known as Traditional or Old-fashioned oats. These are Oat Groats that have been steamed and rolled. It takes 5-10 minutes to cook.

Quick Oats: As the name suggests, their cooking time is faster. They are softer, smoother and less chewy. But their nutrition value is lower. It 1-2 minutes to cook them.

Instant Oats: Not to mention, they are the least healthy one. As they are steamed and flattened, the grains are also pre-cooked. Some instant oats are packaged with added sugar and flavor. No need to cook them.

Disadvantage of eating Oats

Although it has plenty of nutrition value and health benefits, it can cause gas and bloating. We always recommended to start eating gradually and then move to the desired amount as per your diet.


Notably, Oatmeal may help you in losing weight by making you feel fuller for longer time. Also, studies indicate that oat bran help reduce constipation in elderly individuals.

Healthy eating habits, cooking and mindset development are the key to achieving a healthy weight. 

Our counselors at Mind for Life can help you achieve this goal. Learn more about it here.

Healthy recipe for weight loss

Let’s make this delicious healthy Banana Oat Smoothie. Try to include it in your everyday morning meal. This smoothie is not only healthy and yummy but also quick to make.  It’s full of proteins and has that perfect creamy texture.

Protein Packed Banana Oats Smoothie

Picture of recipe of Banana Oats Smoothie

This Smoothie is your easy go-to breakfast recipe. This will help you keep fuller for long time.

You can also eat Oats in a dessert. Don’t know how? Try this yummy gluten free Pumpkin Oats Muffins recipe.

If you try this Smoothie, we’d definitely love to hear from you. Do leave some comments and let us know if we have helped you in achieving your goal.

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