Oatmeal is an excellent option to satisfy the sweet tooth in a healthy way. You can already benefit from it at breakfast, as oatmeal provides a lot of energy, but does not make you fat.
In the fight against excess kilos, almost any means can be used. Instead of reaching for expensive pills with miraculous promises, nature has taken care of us. Read here how spirulina, oats and lemon can support you on your way to your desired weight.
Spirulina is a genus of blue-green algae. There are 35 different types. The use of spirulina supplements may lower the concentration of cholesterol in the blood, which is often higher in overweight people.
The alga can also help against allergies and strengthen the immune system. Spirulina fans have long known about the positive active ingredients contained in the algae.
Above all, it is their high content of natural vitamin B12, which has led to a spirulina “fan base”, especially among vegans and vegetarians. The body cannot produce the vital vitamin B12 itself and it is only found in foods of animal origin.
The popular alga also has benefits for our environment: as it grows, climate-damaging carbon dioxide is consumed and pure oxygen is produced. Spirulina is not only good for us, but also for our planet!
In particular, the valuable marine calcium and silicon it contains contribute to helping our mineral balance. All of this without the usual allergens from shellfish and without any iodine!
Spirulina is therefore ideally suited to support a diet, as it often does not absorb enough minerals and is often eaten meatless. Spirulina can therefore prevent malnutrition through diet. And how do you eat the algae now?
There are already some foods with spirulina on the market, in Germany a lemonade with spirulina just recently came onto the market. Spirulina powder can be added to green smoothies, for example, to support the positive effect.
Oats are healthy in three ways: On the one hand, they are a valuable source of carbohydrates and the most important fuel for our muscle engine is and will remain carbohydrates. The carbohydrates with which our muscle motor can do something in the long term are of course not those from sugar, but the carbohydrates that are found in cereal products.
Carbohydrates also keep you full for a long time and thus prevent us from snacking and nibbling unnecessarily between meals and thus our diet success is in the stars.
In addition, the body can produce the happiness hormone serotonin from complex carbohydrates – especially when dieting, the mood slips easily because malnutrition also messes up our (happiness) hormone balance.
Oatmeal is also high in fiber. In order to stay full for a long time after a meal, the fiber content of the meal must be high.
The blood sugar level rises only slowly, little insulin is released – the drop in the blood sugar level after digestion is flat and therefore gentle and gentle on the organism. Fiber is the indigestible part of our food.
They not only ensure a favorable course of the blood sugar level, but also a healthy digestion and, as a result, a good stool volume.
Dietary fiber is also said to be helpful in preventing colon cancer. Studies also suggest that a high-fiber breakfast can even lower cholesterol.
Sour is fun – but also slim? Of course, lemon juice doesn’t melt fat, but it can still help us while dieting. Lemon not only contains citric acid, but also natural bitter substances. These act as natural appetite suppressants. In addition, these bitter substances work against bacteria, cancer and inflammation and lower cholesterol.
If bitter substances are supposed to suppress the appetite, they shouldn’t be “hidden” under sweeteners! There are particularly many bitter substances in the peel of the lemon – especially in the white areas. Organic lemons (or limes) can be completely chopped up with the peel after careful washing and put into a blender with approx. 1 liter of water.
Mix until a slightly cloudy liquid is formed: the “original lemonade”. Traditional lemonade is still produced in Peru today. This lemon water then also contains all the bitter substances and is an ideal drink to accompany a diet!
It goes without saying that lemons are little vitamin bombs. During a diet, especially with unhealthy “FdH actions”, the body receives only half the calories, but also half the vitamins – a deficiency occurs faster than the pounds off the hips.
Fresh fruits and vegetables help. Then sprinkle the salad with lemon instead of vinegar – and there are a few more vitamins in the food!