How To Prepare Quaker Oats

Quaker oats is a very popular meal in Nigeria, oatmeal is a satisfying, healthy morning meal. It’s a whole grain–something that most Nigerians are conversant with . It is high in soluble fiber, which may help to lower “bad” LDL cholesterol, and has a healthy amount of protein, both of which will help you feel satisfied until lunch. Plus it’s a low-glycemic-index (GI) food–and research suggests that eating a low-GI meal before you exercise may help you burn more fat.  SEE: Health Benefits and Side Effects Of Quaker Oats

Its is very important to learn how to prepare Quaker Oats properly in order to benefit from its nutrient rich profile. For example Nutrients like vitamin B and C are lost when foods are boiled or soaked in water and the water is thrown away. Nutrients like vitamin A are lost when fats are used for cooking foods. Vitamin B complex and Vitamin C are water soluble and are lost when the water in which vegetables are cooked is discarded.

Quaker Oats are high in antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds called polyphenols. Most notable is a unique group of antioxidants called avenanthramides, which are almost solely found in Quaker Oats. Avenanthramides may help lower blood pressure levels by increasing the production of nitric oxide. Cooking Quaker oats the right way will ensure that most of the nutrients are preserved

 

How To Prepare Quaker Oats The Right Way

Quaker, is an American food conglomerate that manufactures Quaker Oats, here is their recommendation of how to prepare Quaker Oats

Stove

1 Serving

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 Cup water or milk
  • Dash of salt (optional; for low sodium diets, omit salt)

 

Directions:

  1. Boil water or milk and salt.
  2. Stir in oats.
  3. Cook about 5 minutes over medium heat; stir occasionally.

 

Microwave

1 Serving

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup water or milk
  • Dash of salt (optional; for low sodium diets, omit salt)

 

Directions:

  1. Combine water or milk, salt and oats in a medium microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Microwave on HIGH 2 1/2 to 3 minutes; stir before serving.

 

Rice Cooker

1 Serving

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1-3/4 cup low-fat milk
  • Dash of salt (optional; for low sodium diets, omit salt)

Directions:

  1. Combine milk, oats and salt in rice cooker.
  2. Cover and turn on.
  3. Stir well. Cool slightly then serve immediately

 

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