I love oats – they are so versatile and are super healthy.
Key features of why oats are good for you …….
- high in fibre
- great source of beta glucan
- reduces cholesterol
- aids healthy digestion
Oats are a great source of fibre – both soluble and insoluble. Not only will fibre help you feel full, the soluble fibre (beta glucan) is thought to help reduce LDL cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Beta glucan is also said to improve blood sugar control. The insoluble fibre helps to move waste products through your gut and with the prevention of constipation.
Oats contain avenanthramides – these are anti-oxidants which are reported to help with inflammation and also may play a role in controlling blood pressure.
100g of raw oats typically contain:
389kcal, 55.7g carbohydrates (0 sugar), 16.9g protein, 6.9g fat, 10.6g fibre, plus traces of thiamine, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, selenium, and iron.