This amazing food can lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, balance blood glucose levels, reduce the risk of cancer, improve bowel function and aid in weight loss!
And, according to studies from Harvard, you don’t have to eat pounds of them everyday just a few small servings each week.
Oats, like other grains and vegetables, contain phytochemicals (plant chemicals) that are said to reduce the risk of cancer.
Phytoestrogen compounds in oats have been linked to decreased risk of hormone-related cancers such as breast cancer.
A daily serving of oats has been said to reduce hypertension (high blood pressure)
Oats contain a type of fiber called beta-glucan, which may have benefits for heart health, including blood pressure. A 2020 rodent study found that beta-glucan and avenanthramide C.
Both are present in oats, and reduce levels of malondialdehyde, a marker of oxidative stress in hypertensive rats.
Bowel function and Weight Loss:
Oats have a high fiber content, both soluble and insoluble, necessary for keeping bowel movements regular.
The fiber content absorbs moisture as it is digested
This leads to the viscosity of the contents of your intestine increasing, which makes you feel full longer. In this way, oats assist in weight maintenance and loss.
The beta-glucan levels in oats serve to slow the rise in blood sugar levels following a meal, meaning dramatic changes in blood sugar levels are avoided.
Oats; More Fibre Than Any Other Grain
Oats are brimming with dietary fiber (containing more than any other grain), bring a whole host of cholesterol lowering properties, and contain manganese, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, and Vitamin E.