The Benefits of Oats

The Benefits of Oats

You may have heard for years that oats are good for you. But why? Let's have a look at why oats are a fantastic option to start your day and the health benefits of including oats in our diet.

Oats are a source of whole grains. They come packed with a bunch of beneficial nutrients including fibre, B vitamins, vitamin E, minerals, healthy fats and antioxidants.

Fibre is crucial to having a healthy gut and keeping our bowels regular. Oats contain a type of fibre called beta-glucan, which acts like a sponge in our small intestines. The beta-glucan binds to cholesterol so it can't be reabsorbed and instead passes through the intestine as waste. This is why you often hear oats are a great option for lowering your cholesterol levels and a healthy heart. 

Oats generally have a low GI depending on which variety you eat. This is why you tend to find they fill you up and keep you energised for longer, particularly compared to other cereals. They also assist in stabling blood sugar levels.

Oats also have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties and are low in sodium. 

With so many fantastic health properties and a great taste in texture, it's no wonder why we use oats in our Classic Organic Granola and Organic Cocoa Granola

 

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