Delicious & Beneficial: Six Oatmeal Mix-ins To Add To Your Bowl

A warm bowl of goodness, also known as oatmeal, is a go-to for morning meals for many people around the world. It is tasty, healthy, filling, and easy and quick to make, making it especially great if you’re often in a rush and can’t be bothered to cook every morning.

When it comes to flavor combinations, the possibilities are endless here. Need a few ideas on what to put in your daily bowl of oatmeal? Well, we’ve put together the top six add-ins to improve the taste and nutritional value of your oatmeal!

Dates

This natural treat and fruit of the date palm tree is loaded with vitamin B6, fibre, protein, iron, magnesium, potassium, and antioxidants. It can help to decrease cholesterol, sustain bone mass, promote natural labour, improve digestive health, and reduce constipation. In addition, dates are a great energy-boosting snack that may treat anaemia, enhance heart health and cognitive performance.

Turmeric

Being a versatile ingredient, turmeric can be added to both sweet and savory oatmeal bowls to bring a sweet, nutty flavor. The active ingredient curcumin, not only gives this spice a bright yellow color, but is also responsible for its anti-inflammatory properties. Such properties can help to prevent, and even treat diseases caused by chronic inflammations, such as heart disease, metabolic syndrome, and cancer. These anti-inflammatory qualities can also be maximized by adding some black pepper, which includes a compound called piperine, which improves the absorption of curcumin.

Chia Seeds

These seeds might be tiny in size, but they are also a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids (ALA), phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, manganese, fibre, protein, and antioxidants. In fact, two tablespoons of these seeds contain 10 grams of fibre. Most of the total fibre content comes from insoluble fibre, which is associated with a decreased diabetes risk. Chia seeds also create a gelatinous consistency when soaked in liquid, making them an ideal addition for both hot oatmeal and cooking oatmeal overnight.

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Peanut Butter

Although there are many alternative nut butters available such as almond, cashew, and sunflower seed butter, nothing beats a good old fashioned peanut butter, particularly as an oatmeal topping. 

Peanut butter is packed with nutrients, healthy monounsaturated fats, fibre, and protein. It is also incredibly satisfying, and will keep you full and fueled up until lunch. As an added bonus, the peanut butter adds sweetness and gives a creamy texture to your bowl of oatmeal. 

CBD Oil

Whether in the form of CBD gummies, oil tincture or chocolate, if you need an energy boost in the morning, adding this beneficial supplement to your oatmeal is a great way to spice up your meal, while also receiving all the potential advantages of cannabidiol (CBD). 
Taking CBD daily can aid in diminishing anxiety levels, relieve pain and chronic aches, improve your sleep patterns, and even prevent specific skin conditions like acne.

Linseeds

These edible seeds of the flax plant are considered a superfood, due to the high content of omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fibre, protein, and beneficial vitamins and minerals. They can help to alleviate blood pressure, improve cholesterol and heart health, control blood sugar, and suppress hunger and cravings, which might help to lose weight. 

Also, linseeds may help to soothe the symptoms of menopause, ease diarrhoea and constipation, and inhibit the formation of particular types of cancer such as breast, colon, skin, and lung cancer.

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