(1) Full of Fiber
Oats are rich in fiber, and have a higher concentration compared to other grains. Fiber is very important for bowel health and maintaining healthy gut bacteria.
(2) Packed with Minerals
Oats have high amounts of several vitamins and minerals, such as B vitamins, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, and zinc. These vitamins are essential for bone health, heart health, metabolism, immune functions and more.
(3) Stabilizes Blood Sugar
Since oats have a low glycemic index, they raise your blood sugar levels slowly, rather than quickly, like other sugary snacks or cereals. This can help control your blood sugar levels and the release of insulin.
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(4) Reduces Cholesterol
Oats have a high portion of soluble fiber (mostly a fiber called beta glucan), which helps to reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream. Soluble fiber is great for your gut and overall health.
(5) Effective Energy Source
Oats are a complex carbohydrate, which means that they take longer to digest and make you more full, due to being higher in nutrients and fiber. This is why oatmeal serves as a more stable and longer lasting source of energy compared to simple carbs.
(6) Easy and Versatile
Whether you are making quick oats in the microwave, porridge over the stove, adding them into your energy balls or even throwing some into your smoothie, oats are super easy to make/add into your diet!
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