Luis Manzano and Solenn Heusaff whip up fiber-rich dishes at the Quaker Oats Kitchen Cook-Off
It’s been said that what you eat not only reflects how you look but also how you feel. One way of boosting the health benefits of your diet is found in the magic of fiber which are commonly found in fruits, oats, and beans.
However, a study has shown Filipinos actually consume less than 50% of the daily fiber requirement which means your current diet might not be as effective as you think!
According to the Philippine Society of Nutritionist-Dietitians, Inc. (PSND), a study they conducted on working Filipino adults show only almost 8 grams of fiber was reported to be consumed per day on average. “This is very far from the recommended nutrient intake (RNI) of 20 to 25 grams,” shares PSND Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian, Jake Brandon Andal.
This low intake of fiber means Filipinos are missing out on an important nutrient which helps in preventing constipation and irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel diseases, and diverticular disease. It also helps manage weight and reduces the risk of acquiring heart disease.
Through the years, Quaker Oats, the number 1 oats brand has introduced many fiber-rich products to help Filipinos have a more balanced diet.
Oats have been proven to have 7x more fiber per serving versus long grain white rice which is enough to cover the recommended consumption of fiber our body needs everyday.
Now, Quaker Oats is again introducing new and innovative recipes to encourage Filipinos to make fiber a daily staple in their diet using oats from breakfast dishes, lunch, and even to treats and desserts!
The Battle for the Best Healthy Treats
Quaker Oats recently hosted The Quaker Kitchen Cook Off which featured brand ambassadors Luis Manzano and Solenn Heusaff who challenged each other to prepare easy to do, tasty, and nutritious recipes using Quaker Oats.
During the event, which was also broadcasted via Quaker Philippines’ Facebook page, both health buffs shared their go-to fruity and delicious desserts such as the Rainbow Superfloat, Caramelized Bananas No-Bake Cheesecake, and Homemade Sorbetes.
Luis and Solenn whipped up these fun recipes using Quaker Oats, and along with expert nutritionists, also shared their tips to increasing fiber in your diet and sustaining a healthy lifestyle without completely cutting out treats.
“I love Quaker Oats and it has been a kitchen staple in the Manzano household since I was young. My favorite recipe to make is definitely Overnight Oats because it’s quick and easy but I’ve recently been leveling up my culinary skills! So now, the Rainbow Superfloat recipe is a new favorite. It’s a great option if you feel like having a more fruity and colorful breakfast or dessert that is also healthy, light, and refreshing!” Luis shared during the program.
“It’s very interesting how many healthy dishes you can make with oats as the main ingredient!,” says Solenn. “Though there are other sources of fiber, Quaker Oats is my go-to because it carries 7x more fiber* and it is highly versatile. You can use it in every meal both for savory and sweet dishes like homemade sorbetes, no-bake cheesecakes, and more!”
With these fiber-rich recipes, desserts can definitely still be sweet and delicious while healthy and good for your body. Indulge yourself in tastier flavors without sacrificing your diet and disturbing your digestion with Quaker Oats.
Try any of these recipes and tag @quakeroatsph when you share your own #Quaker7xMoreFiber by Quaker creations!
Visit https://linky.ph/quakeroatsph for more information on recipes and upcoming events *vs white rice