Sep 24, 2011
Healthy vacations at Xplor
Get ready to discover the benefits of oatmeal
A study published in The Journal of Nutrition explains that antioxidant compounds unique to oats, called avenanthramides, help prevent free radicals from damaging LDL cholesterol, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
What a better way to start a day than with a steaming bowl of freshly cooked oatmeal! It’s not only delicious, but an excellent source of manganese, selenium, vitamin B1, dietary fiber, magnesium, protein and phosphorus. Oats help to remove cholesterol from the digestive system that would otherwise end up in the bloodstream, but they have another interesting cardio-protective mechanism.
Oats have been cultivated for thousand years in several regions throughout the world. Before being consumed as a food, oats were used for medicinal purposes.
Here are some reasons to consider oats in a healthy way of eating:
-Enhance Immune Response to Infection
– Stabilize Blood Sugar
– Oats and Other Whole Grains Substantially Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk
-It gives Antioxidant Benefits
– Fiber from Whole Grains (like oats) and Fruit Protective against Breast Cancer
-Whole Grains and Fish Highly Protective against Childhood Asthma
Do you like oats? How do you like them? Well, we know a very nice place where you can enjoy some delicious oatmeal cookies… Yes, Xplor, the newest and coolest attraction in the Riviera Maya!
After your adventure in the ziplines or the amphibious vehicles of Xplor, you can take a rest in “El manantial”. Here you can find juices and milkshakes with special recipes and ingredients, from peanut butter to chaya, a plant from the Yucatan Peninsula… But, definitely, the best of “El Manantial” are the oatmeal cookies. Tasty and healthful, the Xplor’s oatmeal cookies are your best option to recharge your energy and continue your day. Have you tried them? Which was your favorite meal at Xplor?