Oatmeal Water for Controlling Weight, Cholesterol and Diabetes

• Oatmeal contains slow-burning carbohydrates, which help lengthen the feeling of satiety • Some time ago, oatmeal water became very popular as a liquid that optimizes oatmeal’s properties in weight loss and disease control. See more about its beneficial properties.
Oatmeal Water for Controlling Weight, Cholesterol and Diabetes
Elisa Morales Lupayante

Reviewed and approved by the pedagogue in physical education and nutritionist Elisa Morales Lupayante.

Last update: 26 May, 2022

Thanks to all the fiber it provides, oatmeal water helps regulate intestinal movement and keeps us feeling satisfied.  To lose weight more easily, combine it with physical exercise.

Oatmeal is considered to be one of the most complete grains that can be included in one’s diet.  It is perfect for breakfast, lunch and even a snack. Nutritionally, it stands out for having a high fiber content along with vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids. They all take part in proper functioning of vital body organs.

Oatmeal also contains slow-burning carbohydrates, which help lengthen the feeling of satiety. This helps control blood sugar levels. One of the reasons oatmeal is so commonly consumed worldwide is because it is so versatile. It can be included in dozens of recipes and natural remedies, both for health as well as beauty. Some time ago, oatmeal water became very popular as a liquid that optimizes oatmeal’s properties in weight loss and disease control.

Today we are going to share with you the benefits of drinking oatmeal water, along with a simple recipe for preparing it at home. Enjoy!

Benefits of oatmeal water

Woman measuring her waist

Oatmeal water is a 100% natural beverage that will allow you to get the most out of oatmeals’ properties. It doesn’t change oatmeal’s composition, and you can enjoy its pleasant taste. The main reason it became so popular around the world is because it proved to be an excellent support for people who decided to undergo healthy weight loss diets.

It provides a significant amount of fiber that helps regulate the metabolism. The metabolism is designed to help the body to burn fat better.

It also has a satiating effect which reduces the anxiety to overeat and consume excess calories. It contains insoluble fiber which helps to maintain good digestive function, while also preventing constipation and facilitating waste elimination that would otherwise accumulate in the digestive tract.

Oatmeal has got insoluble fiber

Oatmeal water also contains leucine, isoleucine, and threonine, which are essential amino acids. Regularly drinking it helps reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) levels in the blood and stimulates the liver to create lecithin. The body needs this chemical in order to easily rid itself of heavy metals and other toxic substances.

One advantage that we can’t overlook is that it can still be consumed by individuals with Type 2 diabetes, or people with high blood sugar levels. This is because of the soluble fiber and slow-burn carbohydrates in it. Furthermore, they help in reducing the glycemic index in the body.

How to make homemade oatmeal water


Glass of milk and a bowl of oatmeal

It’s fairly simple to make oatmeal water and it does not require costly ingredients that are difficult to find. Water and whole grain oats will always constitute the foundation of the beverage, however,  you can also add cinnamon or vanilla to it.


  • 1 cups of oats (105 grams)
  • 2 liters water
  • 1 cinnamon stick (optional)


  • Put the oats in a blender and add one glass of water. Blend on high.
  • Once mixed uniformly, add the remaining water and cinnamon.
  • Stir for a few seconds, then store in the fridge without straining.
  • Additional advice: soak the oats overnight to make blending easier.

How should I drink it?

Woman drinking a glass of oatmeal water

If you want to lose weight, you’ll have to drink one glass before breakfast for at least one month straight. Additionally, this will keep you satiated for longer periods of time and it will provide you with all the fiber and nutrients you need for the rest of the day. In order to reap the rest of these benefits, you’ll need to drink it regularly; roughly one glass before each main meal, if possible.

Of course, this can also serve as a substitute for normal water.  It will keep you hydrated and full of energy. You’ll be able to make a very healthy drink at home to supplement your diet plan and to have a healthier body. If taken regularly before breakfast and accompanied by a balanced diet, you will see weight loss within just a short amount of time.

For obvious reasons, accompanying this advice with a good exercise routine will better your results.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.