Top 5 Health Benefits of Overnight Oats
That Make Them Even More Delicious. You'll feel fuller and burn more fat; and that's only the first benefit.
You’ll Avoid a Poor Food Choice
“I was so stressed out that I grabbed something incredibly healthy for breakfast!” Said no one, ever. When time (and your temper) runs short, chances are you’ll go for the donuts. And that’s one more reason to love overnight oats: There’s no room for error, as you’re forced to plan ahead. People who rely on planning, not willpower, consistently make healthier food choices, research suggests. One recent trial showed dieters whose meal plan included just one pre-prepared meal lost four times as much weight than a group who didn’t have the ready-to-eat food.
You’ll Get a Bigger Breakfast
Bigger isn’t always better. Unless you’re on a diet, and we’re talking about food volume. Then size is everything because it’s the amount of food that fills us up, not the calories, research suggests. Men consumed 12 percent less of a milkshake that was pumped with air to double in size than when served the same, equal-calorie shake without the added volume. That’s the beauty of overnight oats, which—unlike their cooked counterparts that tend to shrivel in the heat—swell in their slumber, and quadruple in volume.
You’ll Feel Fuller and Burn More Fat
Carbs are like online dates. They’re not all bad news; you just have to know what you’re looking for. And raw oats, as they’re one of the best sources of resistant starch, are the Mr. Right of the high-carb breakfast brigade. The weight loss-friendly starch digests verrry slowly and triggers the release of digestive acids shown to suppress the appetite and speed up calorie-burning. In fact, swapping just 5 percent of daily carbohydrates for resistant starch could boost the metabolism by 23 percent, according to one study.
Chances are you’ll really enjoy overnight oats. And that’s a good thing. Because the degree to which we enjoy a meal—or not—has huge implications for the amount of nutrients we absorb, research suggests. Thai women fed a traditional Thai dish absorbed twice as much iron than a group of Swedish women fed the same meal, which they reported not enjoying. And when the two groups ate traditional Swedish fare, the Swedes absorbed 50 percent more iron than the Thai women who didn’t care for the meal, according to one study. The more enjoyable your oaty experience, the more zinc, copper, magnesium, biotin and B vitamins you’ll absorb.
You’ll Absorb More Nutrients
Wallow in a hot bubble bath and you can almost feel the negative energy seep from your pores. That’s kind of what happens when you prep overnight oats. The process of soaking the whole grains in an acid mixture helps break down phytic acid, an antinutrient that interferes with digestive enzymes and inhibits mineral absorption. Cooking is one way to damage control a phytic faux-pas, but soaking may be even better at easing digestibility, research suggests.
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