Food and Nutrition

Oats: Benefits

Hello Guys!

Greetings to all and hope you are all doing awesome in this tiresome daily life. Somehow we don’t get time to focus on what we are eating daily, so let’s get into something healthy and delicious. Shall we?

Nowadays when it comes to healthy food one name comes upfront and that is Oats and well it does have very nutritional values.

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Basically, oat is a combination of soluble as well as insoluble fiber in the form of cereal grain. The soluble fiber in the grain forms a viscous gel which lowers cholesterol and stabilizes blood glucose levels in our body. Whereas the insoluble fiber helps provide a “moving” experience by curtailing constipation and improving intestinal health.
The main cultivation area for this secondary crop is Northwestern Europe. On today’s date, Russia is the leading country for the cultivation of oats.

Variety of Oats available in the market:

  • Whole grain oats: It is the main oat groats which are the least processed oats available in the market and is very high in nutrition.
  • Steel cut oats: Also known as Irish oats is when oats groats are chopped into small pieces with metal blades.
  • Scottish oats: Also known as Oatmeal is when oats are stone ground into irregular broken bits.
  • Rolled oats: When oats are steamed and rolled into flakes are called rolled oats.
  • Quick oats and Instant oats: These variants are the same as rolled oats but steamed for a longer time.
  • Oat bran: Oat bran is mainly the outer layer of the oat groats.

Mineral Content:
It is said that 1 Cup of cooked oatmeal has 150 calories, 4 gm of fiber and 13 gm of protein. It also provides various minerals like Thiamin, Magnesium, Selenium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, Biotin, phenolic acid, phytic acid, etc.

Health Benefits:

  • It is naturally gluten free, so people who are gluten intolerant for them oats is a great option.
  • As oats are very in fiber content, it keeps us full for a very long time and helps us control our weight.
  • It lowers cholesterol level.
  • Provides low- level energy for a longer period of time.
  • Low glycemic impact in oatmeal helps us avoid cravings for a longer time period.
  • It helps in keeping the blood sugar level low.
  • It helps to decrease total daily calories by as much as 81%.
  • It also improves immune response.
  • Reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases.

So its recommended to eat oats at least in any one part of our daily meal. I generally prefer to eat oats for breakfast or lunch. Overnight oats recipes are my favorites as when I wake up in the morning my breakfast is all ready to eat.

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Tip:
I have heard a lot of people complaining that they don’t like eating oats because of its gel-like consistency after cooking. Well here is a small tip for them, take a frying pan and dry roast the oats in low heat. This will reduce the gel kind consistency to a great extent.

So, guys, I hope this post was helpful for you all and if you have any quires or suggestion please comment below. And please follow my page to get my future updates.

Have a great day!

Sayonara!

Pratha Nayak

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