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Again always being in a hurry is the name of the game when you are a parent and busy. But to start the day off right it’s important to eat something that will keep you going.. If you want a Quick healthy breakfast in the morning that will only take about 3 min start to finish then turn to oatmeal. Make sure you avoid those prepackaged flavor quick oats, those are not good for you, too many sugars and most of the good stuff has been stripped out…. Stick to the classic rolled oats you can get in bulk. For a bit of a sweet taste stick with adding berries or maybe a few teaspoons of natural maple syrup. Pop it in the microwave and enjoy.
Oatmeal is a complex carbohydrate. By eating it, you’ll enjoy many of the benefits of all complex carbohydrates, including slower digestion, which keeps your belly full and your blood sugar stable. As a soluble fiber, oatmeal also helps to improve your cholesterol profile and assists in weight control. Avoid the sugar-laden, instant oatmeal products that line your supermarket shelves. Some of them have stripped fiber content, making the products more simple sugars than complex carbohydrates.
The two classifications of carbohydrates with which you probably are most familiar are simple and complex carbs. These terms refer to the carbs’ underlying chemical structure. The basic unit of all carbohydrates is the sugar molecule, which is formed by joining carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. From simple sugars like glucose and fructose, these molecules combine to form longer chains. This process increases the complexity and size until you have carbohydrates like starches and fibers. Starch is the most commonly eaten type of carbohydrate in the United States, according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, which also advises that most people need to eat more fiber — like oatmeal. A given food may have more than one type of carbohydrate. A fruit, for example, contains both simple sugars and complex carbohydrates. Many foods are labeled to show the more dominant nutrient.
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