FoodSip your way slim. How oat water can boost metabolism and weight loss

Sip your way slim. How oat water can boost metabolism and weight loss

No longer water with lemon. More and more people are drinking a different beverage in the morning, and the pounds are dropping like crazy.
No longer water with lemon. More and more people are drinking a different beverage in the morning, and the pounds are dropping like crazy.
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11:41 AM EDT, May 3, 2024

Are you looking for a nutritious and fulfilling breakfast option that promotes weight loss and boosts your metabolism? Ditch the glass of lemon water for now, and try oat water! This tasty, easy-to-prepare beverage is packed with beneficial properties.

Oat water could be your secret weapon if you aim to accelerate your metabolism and shed unwanted pounds. Discover why substituting lemon water with oat water is a great choice, and learn how to concoct this remarkably effective drink.

Why oat water is a must-try

  • Facilitates weight loss: Beta-glucan fibre in oats keeps hunger at bay for an extended period by stabilizing blood sugar levels, which aids in appetite control and minimizes the urge to snack.
  • Enhances metabolism: The fibre content encourages bowel activity and digestion, which in turn boosts calorie burning.
  • Promotes gut health: Oat water, abundant in prebiotics, fosters the growth of beneficial gut flora, improving immunity and digestive health.
  • Lowers cholesterol: Oat fibre is effective in lowering "bad" LDL cholesterol, decreasing heart disease risks.
  • Nutrient-rich: Oat water is a good source of B vitamins, phosphorus, iron, and various essential minerals.

How to make oat water

Preparing oat water is straightforward. Simply:

  1. Combine one cup of rolled oats with a dash of cinnamon.
  2. Cover the oats with roughly 2 litres (about 0.53 gallons) of water and let it steep for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. (Optional) Strain the mixture with a sieve.
  5. Refrigerate in an airtight container.

Enjoying your oat water

For maximum benefits, drink oat water on an empty stomach after waking up. You can also enjoy it throughout the day as a water alternative.

Pro tips:

  • Add fruits, nuts, chia seeds, or cocoa to enhance your oat water.
  • Use it as a nutritious base for smoothies.
  • Experiment with other spices like ginger or turmeric instead of cinnamon.
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