You should know by now that starting your day with breakfast is healthy. But wait. Is that why you’re stuffing three doughnuts and a slice of cold pizza into your mouth first thing in the morning?
Hate to break it to you, but that’s not how it works. Just the fact that you consume some form of an edible matter before noon won’t give you all the healthy benefits of having breakfast.
What you eat for breakfast counts. Big time. This is where oats come in.
What’s so great about oats (and why you should have them for breakfast)
Okay, we all know that a healthy breakfast needs a good mix of carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, and minerals. The same goes for a healthy breakfast shake, a type of breakfast we love because it gives you more of that precious morning snooze time, plus energy for the day.
So why have a breakfast shake with oats? Because oats are better than all other cereals. First of all, oats do double, even triple duty, in your breakfast smoothie. Not only do oats humbly serve as the hardworking carbohydrate component of your daily breakfast shake, but they also pack proteins and fats.
Yes! Lurking within oats’ carby bulk is a heart of protein, which contain more essential amino acids than proteins present in any other type of cereal. Essential amino acids are essential (as the name implies), but can’t be produced by the human body (go figure)—so you need to get them from outside sources, like food.
More reasons why an oatmeal shake is good for you
Oats contain more fatty acids than any other kind of cereal. About 45% of the fatty acids in oats are polyunsaturated fats. And those are the best kind—the kind that can help lower the level of bad cholesterol in your blood, leading to a lower risk of heart disease and stroke. Polyunsaturated fatty acids’ trusty sidekick, beta glucans, are fibers that also kick bad cholesterol’s ass. And guess what, oats pack a whole lotta beta glucans too! #winning
Did we mention that the soluble fiber in oats helps you feel fuller longer (bye, snacks!) and aids in digestion?
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Obviously, we’re massive fans of oats. That’s why oats are one of the building blocks of our Plenny Shake, which gives you everything you need for a nutritionally complete breakfast shake.
Oats do the heavy lifting in Plenny Shake’s essential combination of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats you need for the day. With the 27 vitamins and minerals we’ve added to the Plenny Shake recipe, you’re all set to win at life—starting with breakfast.
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