We all know that oatmeal is one of the best meals you can have for breakfast. It’s filled with good healthy carbs that keep you going throughout a long day. It also helps by keeping you full until you next meal.
However, I wasn’t always an oatmeal lover. I used to think it was tasteless and boring.
It wasn’t until I met my wonderful hubby that I begin to like, no love, oatmeal.
He taught me that if you use a little bit of honey in the oatmeal, it really brings out the flavor. I had mixed emotions about using honey in my oatmeal, or anything else. The reason for this is because it’s very sweet, like really yummy sweet. I feel like it could almost be a desert. Something that sweet has to have a lot of calories, right?
Growing up, I knew honey had some great health benefits simply because of the texture. My grandmother always made up drink honey and lemon when we had a sore throat. It had a way of coating the throat and soothing the pain.
But honey for weight loss? That was something I wasn’t aware of.
Honey can Help you Lose Weight
Table sugar is, quite frankly, empty calories. Calories are okay for your body, in fact, you should be consuming calories in order to properly lose weight. But with those calories should come nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. When calories do not have any type of nutritional value, they’re called empty calories and just make you gain weight.
Other artificial sweeteners on the other hand don’t have many calories, but they still don’t offer and nutritional value. Also, at the end of the day, can make you consume more calories than you would have with regular sugar because of the sweet tooth it gives you.
Now honey on the other hand, if a sweetener that is filled with nutrients. Honey contains 22 amino acids and a wealth of minerals essential for your metabolism to speed up. Which in turn helps prevent obesity.
Honey and Other Health Benefits
It doesn’t just stop with weight loss. Honey offers us an array of other benefits. Everything from sleeping better to improving our digestion.
At the end of the day, enjoy a warm cup of hot green tea with a tsp. of honey this season. You’ll feel like you’re indulging on a sweet, savory cup of bliss. Which, in fact, you are.