This Famous YouTuber’s Bizarre Oatmeal Hack Has Caused A Stir Among Breakfast Lovers

There are, of course, plenty of options for a delicious breakfast. But few things go down as well as a hot bowl of porridge. And its delicious taste can be aided by some very tasty toppings – like fruit or honey. But a famed YouTuber got oatmeal fans talking when she revealed a strange hack on social media.

The reaction to the tip was pretty significant – highlighting that lots of people love their porridge in the morning. So keeping that in mind, we have to ask: why is it a go-to breakfast dish? Besides the great taste, does oatmeal have any kind of impact on your body for the day ahead?

Well, oatmeal is an incredibly healthy choice in comparison to some other breakfast options. A single bowl is packed full of nutrients, and it’s not too heavy on calories either. Sounds perfect! But what specific contents can you find in typical serving?

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To break things down, the Healthline medical website analyzed a 78-gram serving of “dry oats.” That measurement housed a jaw-dropping amount of manganese – covering close to 200 percent of your recommended daily intake. Yes, you’re reading that correctly! You’ll also find over one-third of your daily required magnesium and phosphorus in there, too.

Healthline noted that the aforementioned serving had helpings of vitamins B1 and B5 as well. And you’ll also take in 51 grams of carbohydrates and 303 calories. So, it’s fair to say that porridge isn’t a one-trick pony when it comes to nutritional value.

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But aside from the nutrients, how else does oatmeal help your body? Well, let’s take a look at some examples. If you eat a bowl of it in the morning, you might not feel the need to eat anything else over the next few hours. There’s seemingly no hunger to satiate.

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Oatmeal has a large amount of beta-glucan, which helps you feel fuller for longer. And according to Healthline, this form of fiber may also help release something called peptide YY (PYY). This so-called satiety hormone can apparently promote reduced calorie intake and even reduce your risk of obesity.

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Simply put, if you don’t feel hungry, you’re less likely to eat stuff between your main meals during the day. A bowl of oatmeal in the morning could be just what you need when you’re aiming to shed some pounds. Then again, that’s not the only benefit that comes from adding it to your breakfast options.

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The Irish Independent newspaper took a closer look at what happens to your body after consuming porridge at the start of the day. The publication reported that the fiber contents and “slow-digesting” carbs will give your blood a steady stream of sugar for the next few hours. But how does that actually work?

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Your body gets a sustained boost of energy throughout the morning as it takes in the porridge’s helping of sugar over a prolonged period. So, if you struggle to navigate that period of the day, oatmeal could be the answer! You can probably see, then, why people opt for the tasty dish for breakfast.

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But did you know that there are other types of porridge that veer away from the traditional sweet options? If you didn’t, the following bit of information could blow your mind. You see, savory oatmeal is a thing, and it’s only growing in popularity at the moment. 

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It’s a difficult concept to wrap your head around to begin with. After all, a hot bowl of porridge should always taste sweet, right? How could savory flavors replace that? We can understand if it sounds like a recipe for disaster in your mind, yet these unique dishes might actually be healthier choices.

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Yes, we can sense your doubts, but bare with us! Should you add a helping of cherries to your oatmeal, for instance, the sugar contents in the bowl will increase. WebMD reported that a cup of the delicious fruit houses roughly 18 grams. And it’s not the only produce to boast a high number.

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Grapes, pears and bananas have their fair share of sugar as well. Mind you, mangoes beat all of them in that department. The medical website noted that a single mango houses about 45 grams. That’s crazy! Imagine adding that to your porridge for breakfast. Now, let’s look at a savory alternative.

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Spinach is an ingredient that you’d find in certain savory oatmeal dishes. According to food expert Daisy Whitbread, one cup of the vegetable contains 0.1 grams of sugar. And even if you bumped the measurement up to 100 grams, the count would only increase to 0.4. Incredibly, that’s the equivalent of one-tenth of a tiny teaspoon.

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Quite the contrast, right? But if you thought spinach was a unique topping to include with porridge, you haven’t seen anything yet! There’s a whole host of seemingly strange ingredients when it comes to savory oatmeal recipes. Keeping that in mind, the YouTuber’s hack that we mentioned earlier is particularly intriguing.

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