According to a study conducted by Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, regular consumption of oatmeal can reduce cholesterol level, helps to maintain ideal weight and lower your blood sugar levels.
Rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals, eating oatmeal can prevent constipation and other intestinal issues.
Is Oatmeal Good for Constipation?
As mentioned above, high amount of fiber in this food helps to prevent constipation issue.
Insoluble fiber present in whole grains, vegetables and fruits adds bulk to your stool and traps water so that stool becomes softer.
The bulky and soft stool can easily move through your digestive tract and thus prevent constipation.
Fiber content in oatmeal
1 cup of oatmeal prepared with water contains 4 grams of fiber. About 2 grams from this contains insoluble fiber that can effectively treat constipation issue.
And the rest 2 grams is soluble fiber that helps to lower cholesterol levels in your body.
How to Choose the Right Type of Oatmeal?
Oatmeal is packed with several health benefits, apart from relieving from constipation.
But, experts recommend choosing the right oatmeal to get benefitted.
You can choose:
- Steel-cut oats (Irish oatmeal made with whole grain kernels)
- Old-fashioned oats
- Instant oatmeal
How to Make Your Own Oatmeal to Prevent Constipation?
Simple oatmeal recipe to make at home.