Top 3 Cereals and Grains for Weight Loss

Oats are a great choice for people with diabetes because they help regulate blood sugar levels. They also help the body burn fat.
Top 3 Cereals and Grains for Weight Loss
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 09 October, 2022

If you’re looking to shed a few pounds in a healthy way, we recommend taking advantage of these wonderful cereals and grains for weight loss. Learn about their natural benefits here.

By now you’re probably overwhelmed with information about so-called miracle diets. Here we want to show you some simple and healthy ideas that will improve your quality of life.

Discover some of the benefits of these cereals and grains for weight loss in this article.

How effective are cereals and grains for weight loss?

The Top 3 Cereals and Grains for Weight Loss

Lately, having cereal for dinner has been gaining a lot of attention. Many brand names are trying to convince us that it’s an ideal way to lose weight.
But be careful – while cereals are a good complement to our regular diet, they’re not a meal replacement for lunch or dinner.

However, they’re a great supplement to a healthy weight loss plan. The secret lies in the following characteristics:

  • Cereals are satisfying and prevent us from eating between meals. They provide nutrients and fiber that keep us going until the next meal.
  • We can complement cereals with protein. For example, you might prepare a dinner with a small piece of salmon or roasted turkey. Afterwards, have a bowl of oatmeal with fruit. Something like this is ideal because the caloric value is low, which promotes weight loss.
  • It’s also worth noting that you shouldn’t overdo the consumption of cereals and whole grains. A cup of oatmeal, whole grain teff, or chia seeds a day is appropriate. Being good digestive agents, nutritious, and satisfying, they can help us lose a pound a week.

But don’t eat too much of them. Remember to complement cereals and grains with a low-fat diet and exercise.

The best cereals and grains for weight loss

1. Teff: a trendy weight loss cereal

The Top 3 Cereals and Grains for Weight Loss

You may not have heard of this one yet. But it’s taking the world of celebrities by storm after several studies clearly demonstrated teff’s effectiveness in weight loss and maintaining a slim figure, in addition to promoting good health.

So what is teff? First of all, it’s a cereal that has always been consumed in Africa.

It’s been around for more than 5,000 years and is already sold in most countries in the world. So it shouldn’t be too expensive or hard to find at your local grocery or health food store.

Thanks to its high content of iron and vitamins, teff is ideal for maintaining good health.

In addition, this cereal is high in carbohydrates, fiber, and is also gluten free. This makes it a great choice for people with type II diabetes.

But what is its secret to weight loss? It’s satisfying, helps regulate fat burning, is easy to digest, prevents constipation, and generally helps the body eliminate toxins and promotes good bowel health.

And how do you eat it? It’s very simple: you can mix it in with your favorite plant-based milk for breakfast, or bake breads, cakes, cookies, and nutritional bars with it.
You only need a small amount to satisfy your hunger and take advantage of its nutritious qualities. Doesn’t that sound great?

2. The wonderful properties of oatmeal

The Top 3 Cereals and Grains for Weight Loss
Surely you already knew this. Oatmeal stands out as one of the world’s best superfoods.
In fact, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) refers to this cereal as one of the most nutritious and healthy foods to add to our daily food pyramid.

But did you know that it’s also amazing for weight loss? Well, it is!

Oatmeal is very satisfying and is an excellent regulator of digestion that helps you eliminate excess fat little by little. But you do need to be consistent and consume it every day.

Oatmeal is high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and trace elements. Like teff, it also helps regulate blood sugar levels making it suitable for diabetics.

If you have liver problems, it’s good to know that thanks to its lecithin content, consuming oats helps clean and detox this organ so it’s a great way to promote a full body cleanse and eliminate harmful toxins, in addition to fat.

As you can see, oatmeal is one of the best grains for weight loss, plus it’s full of health benefits.

Add it to your daily breakfast meal – either combined with fruit, plant-based milks. You can even make a rich oatmeal water that will pair nicely with meals throughout the day.

3. Chia seeds, a source of good health

The Top 3 Cereals and Grains for Weight Loss

Chia seeds are really popular right now, and although they’re not technically a cereal, they deserve a mention due to their amazing health benefits.

Despite the fact that they’ve long been used in therapeutic health and nutrition, it’s only now that we’re discovering the value of chia seeds, which are also good for weight loss.
But where did chia seeds come from? Why are they so great?

First of all, it’s important to know that they’re an excellent source of fiber, antioxidants, calcium, protein, and omega 3. All of these factors help prevent us from snacking because they provide a satisfied feeling.

And you might be surprised to know that a chia seed absorbs 10 times its weight in water, so it’s excellent when combined with a liquid, as in smoothies or even yogurt.

Chia seeds are filling and provide us with excellent nutritional benefits.

They’re also easily digested, helping to prevent constipation, and also regulate blood sugar. These seeds are truly fantastic, and it’s well worth including them in our diet.

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