Oats are full of health promoting nutrients essential to lead a healthy life. Nutritive value of oats is disproportionately high when compared to it’s cost and it’s truly a surprise why so many people ignore this superfood. Here are some of the major benefits:
Phytoestrogens in oats have extremely strong anti cancer properties.
Oats contain a specific type of fiber called beta Glucan which lowers and regulates cholseterol levels in the blood thus offering tremendous benefit in protecting against heart disease.
Clinical studies have proven as little as 3 grams of oats per day to reduce blood cholesterol levels by 9-24 %.
A 1% drop in cholesterol levels is associated with a 2% drop in developing cardiovascular disease. It’s a true miracle food.
Oats and other whole grains have proven in clinical studies to reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus by more than 30% and reducing the risk of developing colon cancer by more than 20%
The fibre component of oats makes food pass through the small intestine at a much slower pace thus keeping you full for much longer and aiding your calorie deficit and weight loss goals.
The combination of exercise and an oatmeal diet will truly work wonders for your health. Because of it’s low glycemic index, oats helps maintain a steady blood glucose level thus helping maintain high energy levels through your workout. No wonder oats is considered to be an athlete’s favorite food.
Every 100 grams of oats provides you with 15-18 gram protein, 60-65 grams carbohydrates, 6-8 gms fat and a host of other important nutrients like phosphorous, vitamin E, thiamine and Iron.
Oats are the most wholesome breakfast and all you need is to add 30 grams per day (WHO recommendation) to your diet to reap the maximum health benefits.