All about oats

5 good things about oats!

A serving of oats contains beta-glucan (soluble fibre) which has been scientifically proven to decrease ‘bad’ cholesterol therefore could lower your risk of heart disease.

Oats are classified as a wholegrain and count as a source of fibre. Eating foods rich in fibre keeps you feeling fuller for longer.

Oats aren’t just for porridge! You can incorporate oats into pancake mixes. Check out my banana oat pancake recipe here.

Oats are cheap and can be purchased cheaper in bigger bags than single serving sachets.

To get the most out of your oats avoid the pre-sweetened varieties, and if you need something sweet try fresh fruit or a sprinkle of cinnamon… the options are endless.

References

EFSA – oat beta-glucan 

BDA – Cholesterol

BDA – Wholegrains

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