Oats have always been a personal favourite - I’ll never forget those golden, syrupy flapjacks mum used to bake as a child. Turns out, this wonderful ingredient is in fact a superfood. Here’s why you incorporate oats into your diet.
They’re 100% wholegrain and contain an abundance of protein. Protein is absolutely vital in order for your body to function as it’s needed for the growth and repair of tissue. The majority of protein is found in meat produce, meaning oats are certainly an important part of your diet if you’re a vegetarian.
Furthermore, the fibre found in oats is insoluble, allowing it to pass through the digestive system without being absorbed, which in turn helps maintain its condition.
As well as being low in salt, they have no cholesterol, meaning oats actually help slow down the re-absorption process of cholesterol into the blood stream. Due to the slow rate at which the energy from the oats are released, you’ll feel satisfied for longer.
Not only are they a versatile ingredient in the kitchen, but they’re also known to heal itchy or irritated skin. To find out more about how you can use it to treat your skin, click here.
We hope this has given you a little more insight into the world of oats. Incorporating them into your diet isn’t so hard either, a bowl of porridge takes 3 minutes in the microwave! Do you have any oat recipes to share with us?