Why are oatmeal cookies a healthy and nutritious snack?

Business Business.- Crispy, nutritious and deliciously fresh, this is how oatmeal cookies are. These oatmeal cookies give us a lot of energy without abusing carbohydrates, thanks to their star ingredient: Oats, an exquisite and quite nutritious food for the body.

Adriana Antúnez de Mayolo, the doctor in genetic biology and founder of La Purita, tells us why oats are important and prominent in a healthy diet due to the properties and benefits they possess:

Decreases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The soluble fibre of oats reduces the total absorption of cholesterol and helps to eliminate low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL)” or “bad cholesterol” from the blood. Additionally, this cereal contains antioxidants that reduce chronic inflammation associated with various diseases, such as cardiovascular problems and diabetes.

It promotes intestinal regularity due to its high fibre content since it can increase faeces’ weight and water content, facilitating intestinal transit and thus reducing the possibility of constipation.

It helps control hunger and weight since its high soluble fibre content delays digestion, increases satiety and suppresses appetite. The soluble fibre in oats attracts water, thus increasing its viscosity and volume in the intestine. This slows down digestion and the rate of absorption of nutrients, which in turn increases satiety. Finally, the intestinal microflora that ferments soluble fibre promotes the regulation of appetite hormones.

It is a great source of nutrients since it contains complex carbohydrates, which help slow down the absorption of sugar. It is a cereal with a high protein content of vegetable origin, low in saturated fat and free of cholesterol and trans fat. Additionally, they are a great source of micronutrients such as vitamins (highlighting those of the B complex) and minerals (especially iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, manganese and calcium) essential for your heal “h.

“It is a snack with which you treat yourself and feed yourself. Each bite of oatmeal cookies provides nutrients, vitamins, minerals, fibre and protein. They are not just empty calories” es,” says Adriana Antúnez de Mayolo, a doctor in genetic biology and founder of La Purita, a Vegan Peruvian brand specializing in healthy snacks for the whole family that only uses whole, natural ingredients and free of dyes, preservatives or any other artificial input.

properties of the cookie

Cookies and Nutrition: The advantage of cookies is that their energy intake is easily modulated. Healthy snacks for those moments of energy intake or pleasure.

What do cookies produce in our bodies?

According to the cuidadodelasalud.com site, eating cookies daily can cause: – Weight gain due to the calories consumed. – Raise bad cholesterol in the blood. – Increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Nutrients that oatmeal cookies provide

The main nutrients that oatmeal cookies provide us are the following:

  • Vitamin of group B, especially B6, B2 and B1.
  • Minerals such as zinc, fibre, calcium and iron.
  • Carbs.
  • Proteins.

What do cookies and bread provide?

Cookies and bread are not characterized by having large amounts of fibre and protein. However, bread provides 8 grams of protein compared to cookies’ 6-7 grams.

What is less fattening, cookies or bread?

How often do the desire for flour and the craving for coffee accompanied by a sandwich make you wonder what will be healthier and less “fattening”, cookies or bread? Bread is far better than crackers, even those advertised as high in fibre.

Risks of eating cookies daily

Risks of eating cookies daily Your cholesterol, triglyceride and glucose levels will rise and can put your life at risk. Excess sugar causes overweight and cavities.

We share some recipes as breakfast options or healthy snacks.

Oatmeal cookie 


– 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon peanut butter and brown sugar

– 3 tablespoons oat flakes (lightly ground in a blender)

– 1 crushed sponge cake banana

– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

– 3/4 teaspoon baking soda of soda


– Mix all the ingredients with a fork

– Divide into 8-10 cookies, flatten them with a fork

– Bake for 7-8 minutes at 350°F

_ Serve freshly baked cookies.

oatmeal pancakes 


– 2 cups rolled oats (lightly ground in a blender)

– 1 banana cake or two tablespoons of apple sauce

– 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed

– 2 cups of water

– ½ teaspoon of vanilla essence

– 1 teaspoon of baking powder


– Blend everything until you have a homogeneous mixture.

– Cook in a pan. And enjoy!

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