Oats breakfast is very healthy. Combining with other antioxidant rich super foods, like berries and seeds, we can make super healthy oats breakfast!
Here is the list of ingredients you can add to your oats breakfast.
- Blueberries, strawberries, cranberries, black currants
Bilberries, black currants, wild strawberries and cranberries are among foods with the highest antioxidant sources, according to the antioxidant database published in the January 2010 issue of “Nutrition Journal.” For maximum antioxidant content and nutritional value, eat berries fresh, dried or frozen. A study published in the December 2004 issue of “Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology” demonstrated that there was no significant difference in the antioxidant activity among fresh, dried or frozen blueberries.
Nuts and Seeds
- Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flex seeds, poppy seeds
Tree nuts with the highest antioxidant contents are walnuts, followed by pecans and chestnuts. Interestingly, these and other tree nuts such as almonds and hazelnuts have higher values when the pellicle ( the thin tannin-containing skin) is left intact.
The antioxidant content of seeds varies from less than 1 millimole per 100 grams in poppy seeds to 6.4 millimoles per 100 grams in sunflower seeds, according to the antioxidant database. Combine dried berries, nuts and seeds into a “super food” trail mix for an antioxidant-rich snack.
Maintaining a low sodium intake is essential to lowering blood pressure, however increasing potassium intake may be just as important because of its vasodilation effects.
Also of note, a high potassium intake is associated with a 20% decreased risk of dying from all causes.
The probiotics (beneficial bacteria) in some yogurts balance the microflora in your gut, which can aid with digestion as well as keep you regular.
To reap the benefits, make sure your favorite yogurt contains at least one billion colony-forming units (CFUs) of live cultures.