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Oatmeal on an Empty Stomach: Its Benefits to Regulate Cholesterol and Triglycerides

With milk or water, this cereal always provides nutrients to the body.

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In food, oats have a special place for all the nutrients it provides to the body and the benefits that this food generates for health.

According to the National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health , this cereal reduces calorie intake, “this is because it has a satiating effect, compared to other cereals made from wheat or corn,” they explain on the Salud 180 portal.

When oatmeal is consumed, in any of its presentations, the body absorbs its vitamins and proteins. However, from the same medical center it is warned that there is no preparation that enhances its qualities and it will be up to each person to choose the best way in which they can consume it.

According to a study in the Instant Oatmeal Increases Satiety and Reduces Energy Intake Compared to a Ready-to-Eat Oat-Based Breakfast Cereal: A Randomized Crossover Trial , which was published in the National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health , regular consumption of flakes oatmeal has an antihypercholesterolemic effect. This means that it removes excess cholesterol from the blood.

In addition, it has a detox effect, as it contributes to the stimulation of lecithin in the liver, favoring the expulsion of toxins from the body.

According to the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), “oat flakes have an antihypercholesterolemic effect, that is, they remove cholesterol from the blood (it cleans the fat that accumulates on the walls of the arteries)”, in words that it collects Health 180.

In Better with Health they indicate that soluble fiber (beta-glucan) ” inhibits the rate of absorption of fats in the intestinal tract”, therefore they do not pass into the blood and do not remain in the body.

In addition, avenanthramides have an antioxidant action, which generates benefits for the body such as the accumulation of free radicals.

The contribution of minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that water with oats contains, help to prevent premature aging of cells.

  • 1 cup of oatmeal (100 g).
  • 7 and a half cups of water (750 ml).


  • In a pot, heat the water.
  • When the water reaches its boiling point, add the oatmeal.
  • Let the cereal cook for a few minutes, until tender.
  • Filter the content, but without discarding the cooking liquid.
  • Turn off the heat and let cool to room temperature.
  • This drink can be sweetened with vanilla or a little honey.
  • Drink throughout the day, often, to reap its full benefits.

According to some studies, “oatmeal has an antihypercholesterolemic effect, which means that it helps reduce LDL and triglyceride levels, which also helps reduce plaque in the arteries,” as indicated by the Gastrolab portal .

Thanks to the contribution of antioxidants and beta-glucans in oats, which help fight cell oxidation, they contribute to “regulate blood pressure and fight inflammation , which consequently also prevents cardiovascular diseases.”

In Gastrolab they also explain another preparation that can be made with oats to regulate cholesterol and triglycerides.


  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats.
  • 500 milliliters of water.
  • 1 cinnamon stick.


Serve the oatmeal flakes in a container, then add the water and the cinnamon stick, mix, cover and leave in a cool place overnight. To finish it must be strained and mixed, in this way it is ready to be consumed. The recommendation they make in Gastrolab is to take it without sweetening.

This drink is best taken on an empty stomach. It can be done daily “for at least a week and drink the water regularly,” advise Gastrolab.


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