Than oatmeal cookies, structure and caloric content are useful

Than oatmeal cookies, structure and caloric content are useful

Oatmeal cookies and cup of tea or milk – that can remind us of the childhood better! And it also such useful! However shops offer such wide choice of this product now that involuntarily you begin to think of whether there is between them some difference. Meanwhile, it really is and significantly affects advantage. Let's understand one after another.

Structure and caloric content

Oatmeal cookies – quite high-calorie product: by different calculations it contains from 400 to 490 kcal on 100 g, the glycemic index is equal to 79. That is 1 cookies contain more than 85 kcal.

It is connected with the high caloric content of the ingredients which are its part – butter (or margarine), sugar (or honey). Oatmeal and egg are not so rich with calories.

Whether you know? In 100 g of margarine more calories, than contain in the same amount of butter which is more useful. In 100 g of honey there are more calories, than in the similar mass of sugar, but honey is more useful.

Its nutrition value is by proteins (about 6 g), fats (25-30 g), carbohydrates (50-58 g).

Vitamins (And, B, D, E, N) and minerals also have positive impact on an organism (manganese, cobalt, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and others).

Advantage of oatmeal cookies

This type of pastries is useful to the person as:

  • stimulates an intestines vermicular movement, cleans it;
  • provides a necessary stock of energy;
  • promotes production of serotonin (joy hormone);
  • helps to satisfy feeling of hunger quickly;
  • improves perception, memory, increases working capacity.

Study the list of vitamins for improvement of memory and work of a brain.

Preparation of the house

Oatmeal cookies can be baked independently. We bring to your attention one of recipes:

  1. To prepare necessary components: 150 g of porridge in the form of flakes, (what should be cooked), 100 g of sugar, 100 g of butter, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon of baking powder.
  2. By means of the coffee grinder we crush flakes in flour, filling up with small portions.
  3. In advance we get butter from the fridge and by means of a fork we fray with sugar.
  4. We break egg, it is better in the separate capacity that the shell did not get. We add egg to oil, once again well we mix.
  5. In the processed porridge we fill up baking powder and we mix.
  6. We mix dry mix with oil. We knead dough and we send for 1 hour to the fridge.
  7. We warm up an oven to 180 °C.
  8. Sound board we cover paper for pastries.
  9. By means of a spoon we form the dough into figures in the form of balls.
  10. We spread them on a sound board, maintaining a small interval between them.
  11. We bake in the oven warmed up to 180 °C about 20 minutes.
  12. We take out cookies, we cool and we try. It turns out friable and easy.

Whether you know? If to add a small pinch of salt to pastries, it will favourably emphasize its taste.

Cookies during a diet

Nutritionists do not recommend to use confectionery including oatmeal cookies, to the people wishing to lose weight.

At weight loss do not recommend to use sour cream, almonds.

The attention is especially actively focused on purchased cookies as it often contains harmful to an organism palm oil, artificial substitutes of sugar, preservatives.

However the same nutritionists say that for weight loss it is important to derive pleasure from food, then the person, enjoying, eats more slowly and quicker begins to feel sense of fulness. The main thing – is high-calorie food in the first half of day to manage to spend calories. If to consider that the number of the consumed calories a day for the people wishing to lose weight correctly, is from 1300 to 1700 (depending on a floor, a way of life, growth, weight and age), then 1 cookies made independently and eaten for breakfast quite are entered in the menu.

It is also possible to reduce the number of the calories which are contained in these pastries almost twice if to replace butter with the fat-free kefir, and sugar – dried fruits and to add for taste several pieces of dark chocolate, a pinch of vanillin, cinnamon, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds or nuts.

Though such additives will lead to a deviation of taste of pastries from classical oatmeal cookies.

It is important! If you want to lose weight, do not eat more than 1 cookies, regale on them only for breakfast with unsweetened coffee, tea or low-fat yogurt.

Harm and contraindications

Even such useful delicacy as oatmeal cookies, can seriously do much harm to your health if at you:

  • diabetes;

At diabetes are contraindicated: buckthorn bark, cow's milk, honey with propolis, hematogen.

  • obesity;
  • problems with teeth and gums;
  • allergy to chemical additives;
  • the increased cholesterol level;
  • the increased arterial blood pressure.

Councils for the choice upon purchase

If you have no time for making delicacy independently, it can be bought in shop, but it is necessary to get acquainted with choice subtleties.

To choose the correct oatmeal cookies, pay attention to the following indicators:

  1. Delicacy should not crumble, be small, light, smooth or with dents and cracks, covered with glaze, with traces of stings from rodents.
  2. The taste is moderately sweet, not luscious, oat, without foreign smacks from addition of chemical fragrances, not bitter, without unpleasant feeling of fat aftertaste. Cookies should not be rigid.
  3. Ingredients – oatmeal, oat flakes, wheat flour, sugar (or honey), eggs (but not egg powder), oil creamy or vegetable (with the indication of its concrete look).
  4. Period of storage. Normal it should not exceed 1 month. The increased term demonstrates that preservatives are added to dough even if in structure they are not specified.

Important! As a part of quality cookies dyes, preservatives, fragrances, taste amplifiers, sugar substitutes (except fructose in sweets for diabetics), palm oil are inadmissible.

As it is correct to use

If you do not plan to gain the weight, then amount of the eaten cookies from porridge should not exceed 3 pieces. It should not be daily food, especially for those who keep to a diet.

Drinks with which you wash down it should not contain some sugar: it is already enough in cookies because rather high glycemic index confirms increase in level of sugar in blood after such meal, and it is fraught with problems with production of insulin.

Low-fat fermented milk products, green tea, natural coffee will approach.

According to calculations of scientists, our organism spends more calories during the period till a lunch, and later begins to be lazy. After 6 o'clock in the evening he is ready for having a rest and have a sleep. Therefore eating of sweets has to happen not later than 12 o'clock in the afternoon to avoid fat adjournment.

Other not less useful products from oats

Not only oatmeal cookies are useful, much more benefit will be brought by oat flakes or porridge.

Oat flakes

This product is made of oats seeds by clarification, steaming and flattening, at the same time a part of useful substances is lost. This procedure allows to reduce preparation time from 40 minutes till 5-10.

Some types of oat flakes trouble boiled water, some – cook about 10 minutes.


Porridge is cooked from whole seed of the oats by the form reminding pearl barley. It is necessary to train her much longer, however it is more useful, at it the glycemic index more cellulose is lower that gives more feeling of satiety.

Oatmeal cookies belong to number of the most useful sweets. You will make it or will choose in shop – to solve to you, but remember need to select products correctly and be not overzealous in eating of delicacy not to put on weight.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team