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Oats. Health benefits and how to prepare them.

Everyone knows oats, and everyone tries them at least once. There are many supporters, but also many opponents of this type of grain.

All vegetarians and vegans are shouting out about the health benefits of this super-food. And yes, they are right to do so.

Oats are natural whole grains, high in soluble fibre, which helps lower bad cholesterol.

Eating oats supports your weight loss, lowers your blood sugar level, and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. But not only that. They are rich in antioxidants and gluten free. So if you suffer from coeliac disease, they are a great option for breakfast or snack in the form of granola bars, for example. So, already, you can see how many benefits they provide and how important it is to include them in your diet.

Let's have a look into the nutrition content of oats. They are high in manganese, as they provide up to 63.9% of daily value (DV). They contain phosphorus; 13.3% DV, copper 17.6%DV, zinc 13.4% DV, iron 9.4% DV, folate 3.2% DV, vitamin B1 15.5 DV, vitamin B5 9.07% DV.

1 cup of oats contains 51 grams of carbs, 13g of protein, 5g of fat and 8g of fibre.

Let's sum up why you should eat the oats everyday;

  • Oats help maintain healthy blood pressure

  • Oats maintain healthy weight

  • Oats improve insulin and glucose responses

  • Oats lower risk of cardiovascular disease

  • Oats provide unique blends of antioxidants

  • Oats reduce cholesterol

  • Oats reduce inflammation

So given all the benefits mentioned above, you can cook your oats, add up your favourite topping and dig into it.

You can add some protein powder into it, providing extra energy after your workout!

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