When it comes to losing weight and trying to get healthier, eating nutritious foods is perhaps one of the best things that anyone can do to help get them on the right track. Certain foods are packed with the nutrients to aid the individual in getting healthy, and contain so many benefits that they should be included in everyone's diet. Oatmeal is one of these foods.

Assuming you're not on no-carb diet, oatmeal is a great food to have around the house for creating delicious and nutritious meal that can be filling, hearty, and healthy.

Having a bowl of oatmeal in the morning can be a perfect way to start you day right so that you can have all the energy you need to handle anything that comes your way.

Here are some of the health benefits of eating oatmeal for breakfast:

1. Fiber – Oatmeal is an excellent source of fiber and helps to aid in the digestive processes of the human body. Not only can a bowl of oatmeal provide up to 20% of the needed amount of fiber in a person's diet, but that fiber is both soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber in oatmeal is excellent for lowering cholesterol, while insoluble fiber is excellent for digestion. It's a win either way with oatmeal.

2. Immunity Booster – Oatmeal has the benefit of helping to boost a person's immune system to harmful sicknesses and diseases. Oatmeal is a source for beta-glucans which have the ability to fight off infections and ward of viruses and bacteria. It is also said to have cancer fighting properties.

3. Nutrients – Oatmeal is an excellent source of nutrients, since own bowl of oats provides a person with a health dose of essential vitamins and minerals. It is said to contain a health amount of vitamin B, vitamin E, iron, zinc, magnesium, selenium, copper, manganese, and protein.

4. Great Taste – Oatmeal tastes great when sweetened with anything from raw sugar to honey, stevia to fruits. If you really want to eat oats in a healthy way, cut up some banana and throw some blueberries in there. Not only does it have a delicious flavor, but the nutrients and vitamins from the fruits themselves only help to make the oats a great meal choice.

5. Easy To Prepare – Oatmeal is one of those meals that give you all of the benefits and nearly none of the waiting time. A bowl of good old fashioned oats can be made in 5 – 10 minutes, depending on what you want to do with it. It's a great choice for a good breakfast.