As a Territory Developer for Jamba Juice in Southeast Los Angeles, Ajay Beri has tried every item on the Jamba Juice menu at least once. If you haven’t tried Jamba Juice before or don’t live near one of its more than 800 locations, you might be surprised to know that Jamba Juice serves more than juices and smoothies. It also offers several food items, including steel cut oatmeal. The steel cut oatmeal is slow-cooked with soymilk, so it’s vegan-friendly, and it can be customized to include any of the toppings Jamba Juice offers.
Why Is Oatmeal So Good for You?
Ajay Beri eats oatmeal not just because it is delicious, but also because it is extremely good for you. When you consider some of the things that are traditionally offered for breakfast, oatmeal stands tall above most of them nutritionally. Oatmeal is made from oats, which is a whole grain that provides excellent digestive support. According WHFoods.org, oats and oatmeal offer special digestive benefits, like blood sugar regulation and fullness. When you feel full, you’ll eat less overall, making it more likely that you will be at a healthy weight.
In addition to that, oats and oatmeal are a good source of fiber and carbs, and they also contain more protein and fat than many other grains. Oats and oatmeal pack a nutritional punch, and they contain many vitamins and minerals your body needs, including manganese, phosphorus, thiamin, magnesium, copper, iron, and zinc. They are also good for your heart and clear your arteries of the bad cholesterol that could eventually lead to a cardiovascular event.
In addition to that, oatmeal is incredibly affordable and very easy to prepare. You can customize your oatmeal to suit your individual taste. If you have a sweet tooth, fruit and a little brown sugar can make your oatmeal shine. If you are more of a savory person, try peanut butter, sliced mushrooms, or even spinach. Ajay Beri says that oatmeal is one of the most versatile foods out there and you can really prepare it any way you want.
He also would say that although instant oats are the quickest to prepare, they are also the most processed. Steel cut oats, rolled oats, and crushed oats are much healthier choices. Keep this in mind as you consider which types of oatmeal to buy or order at a restaurant.