There is a variety of oats that are available in the supermarkets. For example, quick cooking oats, rolled oats and steel-cut oats. The best of them all are steel-cut oats. Steel-cut oats are also called pinhead oats or coarse oats. These oats are not processed or flattened unlike the other varieties. In this case, the wholegrain is just cut into two or three pieces.
These oats have a rather coarse and chewy texture. They are similar to porridge but slightly bigger in size. These are considered to be the healthiest of all the oat varieties. Though they are similar in nutrition to rolled oats, there lies a huge difference in the way they affect the body.
As mentioned before, these oats are big in size and are like little grains. Due to this, they have to be cooked in a larger amount of liquid whether milk or water. And when the raw material is large, the finished/cooked product will be larger. This means that since it results in a larger quantity when cooked, one consumes them accordingly. If you cook a large portion, you eat less, which is obviously good for you.
Another advantage that steel-cut oats offer you is that they take longer to digest, thus making you feel fuller for a longer period of time. This also helps one to remain active since you have not consumed anything heavy. Steel-cut oats are good for us in ways more than one and what better option than Quaker Oats itself? A bowlful of steel-cut Quaker Oats in the morning will be sufficient to make you work efficiently till the afternoon or the next meal.
When your food takes longer to digest, it gives you with a lot of health benefits. For instance, it does not cause the blood sugar levels to rise much. Something that is really helpful for diabetics. And why just diabetics? It is good for all those who are looking forward to a healthy lifestyle.
Steel-cut oats are also known as coarse-cut, Scottish, or Irish oats. These are simply cut into pieces rather than rolled and steamed. Perhaps that is where they derive their name from.
Since these oats take time to cook, it is better to soak them the night before which is certainly not a big deal for us, because we are used to cooking our foods like chickpeas and beans that way!
Cook it with milk or with water. Add a dash of dried fruits and fruits or some fresh veggies, Quaker Oats tastes best either ways. But whichever way you eat your oats, remember, steel-cut oats is what you have to opt for. The best way of starting your day! Once you start eating Quaker oats for your breakfast, you are surely going to love it.
Don’t just try it out, make a habit. Because anything that is good for you should be turned into a habit, after all, it will be a ‘good’ habit. And good habits lead to a healthy lifestyle!