Oats are one of the healthiest grains on the planet. They are 100% whole grain, and are a great source of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Additionally, there have been several studies showing that oats have numerous health benefits. Below are the top 5 reasons oats are good for you…
#1 Oats give you Energy. Carbohydrates are the body's primary source of energy and are not as bad as everyone thinks. Whole grains, like oats, are absorbed slower, giving you a longer-lasting boost of energy.
#2 Oats help to control Blood Sugars. Besides giving you energy, the slow digestion of oats results in a slow rise of blood sugars, therefore leading to a controlled level of blood sugars over time.
#3 Help with Weight Loss. Oats contain beta glucans (a type of soluble fiber) which slows down digestion making you feel fuller, longer.
#4 Oats lower Cholesterol. The beta glucans also slow down the fatty acids entering the blood stream, therefore reducing the risk of high "bad" cholesterol.
#5 Oats help to build your Immune system. Beta glucans also support the development of white blood cells in your bloodstream, which help your immune system fight bacteria and viruses.
Oh, and one more reason. Oats taste great when mixed with wholesome ingredients such as peanut butter, honey, cocoa, nuts, fruits and other ingredients that you can pronounce.