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Include Oats in your diet for a speedy weight loss

Planning to loose those extra kilos?

Apart form a regular dose of exercise few changes in diet are required to achieve that. Including Oats in breakfast can prove to be a good option. It is the healthiest food that you can ever eat and it is now becoming one of the most common ingredients that people use to prepare their breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Apart from being light on calorie meter, there are several health benefits which has made Oats a famous option in many households. Oats help in controlling blood pressure, reducing cholesterol, reducing weight, reduces the risk of heart diseases as well as Type 2 diabetes and boosts immune system.

This nice recipe can prove to be a good encouragement:


a)Lemon Oats


If you want to prepare a spicy, tasty and healthy Indian oats recipe, then lemon oats is a very good option.
Ingredients:
  • Oats – ½ a cup
  • Water- 1 cup
  • Turmeric Powder -1/4 tsp
  • Lemon Juice 1 to 1 ½ tbsp
  • Salt to Taste
Tempering Ingredients:
  • Olive oil – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
  • Green Chilies – 2 to 3 nos (slit)
  • Peanuts – 1 tbsp
  • Black Gram -1 tsp
  • Bengal Gram – ½ tbsp
  • Curry Leaves – 6 to 8
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
Preparation:

  • Heat a non stick pan and dry roast the half cup of oats for a couple of minutes on low flame. Keep this aside.
  • Now add oil in another pan and add Mustard seeds, Bengal Gram and Black Gram and stir it for a minute or so. Now add slit green chilies, turmeric powder and curry leaves and stir well.
  • Add the peanuts and fry for a minute. Now add one cup of water and salt to taste and then allow it to boil.
  • Once the water is boiling, add the oats and keep on stirring for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • The oats would be cooked and you can turn off the flame.
  • Add lemon juice to the prepared oats, mix well and serve it hot.

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