If you know me, you know how much I love oats. I love my overnight oats in summer & porridge in winter🥣
Oats are a wholegrain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants.
There are different types of oats: oat groats, the most intact and whole form of oats, take a long time to cook; steel-cut oats and rolled oats are a bit more processed; instant (quick) oats are the most highly processed variety and the less nutrient-dense.
Why do I love oats so much? Because the nutrient composition is well balanced.
One portion of rolled oats is 30g or 1/3 cup. One portion contains:
- 20g of low GI carbohydrates. This means that your blood sugar level and insulin will not go up too quickly and you will full and satisfied for longer.
- 3g of fiber. In particular, oats contain a type of soluble fiber called beta-glucan, which have many health benefits including reduced LDL and total cholesterol levels, reduced blood sugar and insulin response, increased feeling of fullness and increased growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract.
- 4g of protein. Oats contain more protein than most grains.
- 2g of fat, which increase the sense of satiety & fullness.
- Oats are loaded with important vitamins, minerals such as B vitamins for energy production, folate, Manganese, Phophorus, Magnesium, Zinc.
- Oats also contain an antioxidant compound called avenanthramides, which have anti-inflammatory, anti-itching effect (have you ever tried an oat bath for psoriasis and eczema?) and can help reduce blood pressure.
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