Health Benefits of OatsFebruary 6, 2017
Mostly enjoyed in the form of oatmeal or whole flakes, oats are said to be one of the best choices for a healthy and nutritious breakfast. What better way to jumpstart your day than with this natural super-food?
As the chief ingredient in our granola mixes and breakfast bars, oats are known for their role in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, in the maintenance of a healthy digestive system, and for its numerous minerals. Go ahead and treat yourself to a yogurt granola parfait – you’ll see, it is not only tasty, but it is also good for you!
Lower your cholesterol
Oats are a great source of beta-glucan, a soluble fiber that helps to reduce cholesterol levels in our body by recovering excess cholesterol excess and transporting it to the liver for its elimination, which in turn helps to prevent many cardiovascular-related diseases.
Help your digestion with fiber
Oats are definitely a food we should incorporate into our daily routine. Their high fiber content - a cup of oats contains just over 8g of fiber - helps us reach the recommended fiber daily intake of 25g for women and 38g for men, and thus ensure a healthy digestive system.
Get a glow
As a source of iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and many other minerals, oats have long been known for their moisturizing, soothing and repairing properties for the skin. Their vitamin E content also grants them an antioxidant power that acts directly on the cells of the epidermis, and their vitamin B content helps to maintain a balanced nervous system.
To maximize the benefits of oats, it is recommended to consume them in an unrefined form, such as oat bran or whole flakes. They can easily be added to your snacks, desserts and even your main courses for a healthier variation. You can even try our cookie, muffin and scone recipes, specially created with our granola.