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Old 07-10-2013, 10:12 PM
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Default Healthy Alternatives To Oats

You, like everybody else, are on a quest to be healthy. And what is the healthiest option for breakfast other than oatmeal? Oatmeal gives you the energy and strength to go through a hectic day without feeling tired and groggy. This low calorie snack provides high levels of protein and fibre and keeps you feeling full for longer. However, in some cases it becomes essential to find alternatives for oats. But what do you do if you cannot stand the sight, taste or smell of oatmeal? Also, eating oatmeal everyday will get very boring after a while. Indians in general are not very used to having oats for breakfast. we are used to more exotic dishes like parathas and dosas. That why, it becomes very difficult to fit oats into an Indian breakfast. So here are a few healthy alternatives to oats.

Quinoa
It is an excellent source of protein due to the presence of amino acids lysine and isoleucine. Quinoa helps repair muscle tissue and form muscle protein. Way to use It has a fluffy, crispy, rich texture that makes it the perfect addition to your breakfast in the form of toppings.

Amaranth
Due to its texture and nutrient properties, amaranth is considered to be a grain, although it is a seed. It is packed with calcium, iron and potassium. Way to use Its nutty flavour makes it an excellent ingredient for muffin, crepes or pancakes. You can also boil it and add fruits for a delicious, balanced breakfast. Nutritional Count 1/4th cup of amaranth has 190 calories, 7g fiber, 8g protein, 3.5g fat, 34g carbs,

Teff

An excellent source of iron and calcium, teff can act as a replacement for red meat. Deficiency in iron will cause fatigue, dizziness and headaches. Way to use Teff can be used to replace nuts, seeds or grains while cooking, due to its flavour and texture. It contains lower levels of fat than regular nuts. Nutritional Count 1/4th cup of teff has 180 calories, 4g fiber, 7g protein, 1g fat, 37g carbs.


Buckwheat
This fruit-seed is an excellent source of flavonoids, magnesium and lignans. Buckwheat is beneficial for your heart as it is gluten-free. It lowers "bad" cholesterol and raises "good" cholesterol. Way to use It has an earthy flavour when roasted and a softer flavour otherwise. Buckwheat groats is a delicious meal when topped with honey and nuts. Nutritional Count 1/4th cup of buckwheat has 150 calories, 5g fiber, 6g protein, 1.5g fat, 32g carbs.
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I daily eat cereal products in my breakfast it is good for healty and not much calories in it. rice crispy, cream filled snacks, oats, corn flakes, honey corn, and choco nutri bites are my favorite cereal breakfast.
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Oatmeal is a go-to diet staple, fiber and hearty whole grains. ... Like oatmeal, more adventurous options, like wheat berries and rolled barley, are easy to make and keep you full.
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Splenda and cinnamon will make any oatmeal meal amazing.
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