Healthy Reasons To Include Oats In Your Diet

Healthy Reasons To Include Oats In Your Diet

Oats are one of the most popular grains in the world. They have been used as food for over 6000 years, and they have become a part of almost every culture’s diet.

Oats are one of the most nutritious grains you can find on earth. They contain fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals that make them a very healthy food choice. Here are some of their health benefits:

  • Oats are rich in antioxidants, which can help reduce cholesterol levels, prevent heart diseases and even cancer. They also contain soluble fiber, which helps control blood sugar levels.
  • Containing high levels of vitamin B1 or thiamine, oats help you improve your memory power and maintain a sharp mind. This is because thiamine is required by the brain for proper functioning and maintenance of neurons (nerve cells).
  • Oats are naturally gluten-free and can be included in a gluten-free diet. But note that some oats may be contaminated with wheat during growing or processing, so if you have celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, be sure to check the label before buying oats.
  • Oats can help lower blood pressure because they contain a lot of soluble fiber which helps keep your blood vessels healthy by preventing build-up of plaque in the arteries and veins.
  • They help regulate bowel movements by keeping your bowels regular which helps prevent constipation problems!
  • Oats contain beta-glucan which has been shown to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering total blood cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol while increasing HDL (good) cholesterol levels.
  • Studies have shown that oat extract can be effective at treating acne because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains salicylic acid which helps fight bacteria on the skin surface and remove dead skin cells that clog pores and cause acne breakouts.

Anna Daniels

Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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