Is Oat Good for Weight Gain? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Oat is good for underweight. Because it has complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and protein and they can help you increase your calorie intake, improve your digestion, and build your muscle mass.

Underweight is a condition that affects your body mass index (BMI).

BMI is a measure of your weight relative to your height.

In underweight, your body does not have enough fat and muscle mass to support your health and well-being.

This can lead to various health problems, such as poor immunity, weak bones, hair loss, infertility, and fatigue.

One of the key factors in managing underweight is diet.

What you consume can affect your calorie intake, which can impact your weight gain and overall health.

To effectively manage underweight, you should consume high-calorie and high-protein foods like nuts, seeds, cheese, eggs, and meat and avoid low-calorie and low-fat foods like salads, soups, and vegetables.

Now, oat is a type of cereal grain that is rich in fiber, antioxidants, and minerals.

People usually eat oat as a breakfast meal, either cooked with water or milk, or mixed with yogurt and fruits.

Oat is good for underweight because it contains complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and protein.

These nutrients can help you increase your calorie intake, improve your digestion, and build your muscle mass.

100 grams of oat can give you 389 calories, 66 grams of carbohydrates (22% of your daily needs), 10 grams of fiber (40% of your daily needs), and 17 grams of protein (34% of your daily needs).

Carbohydrates can provide you with energy and fuel your body’s functions.

Fiber can help you regulate your bowel movements and prevent constipation.

Protein can help you repair and grow your muscles and tissues.

Furthermore, oat is a whole grain and whole grains are good for underweight.

Because, they are more filling and satisfying than refined grains, which can help you eat more without feeling too full.

You can eat 50 to 100 grams of oat per day safely.

More than that can cause bloating, gas, and abdominal discomfort.

Also, you shouldn’t eat oat if you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance to prevent allergic reactions and inflammation.

Because, oat may contain traces of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.

You can buy fresh oat in your local market or can order it from online.

Always choose organic, unprocessed, and plain oat.

Because, they are more nutritious, natural, and free of additives.

You can store them in an airtight container in a cool and dry place for up to 12 months.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management and essential medical care is key to managing underweight effectively.

I always recommend my underweight patients to follow a weight-gain-friendly diet to improve their overall well-being, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc (US), and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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