The Health Benefits of eating Organic Oats

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Organic Gluten Free Oats

Oats (Avena sativa) are a highly nutritious breakfast cereal containing a broad range of vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, polyphenols and soluble fibre. Unique standouts for oats are:

  1. the Avenanthramides which help to lower blood pressure by inducing nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is responsible for the dilation of blood vessels.
  2. Oats are high in the soluble fibre called beta glucan. This helps to lower LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) and balance blood sugar levels.
  3. The slow release fibres make you feel fuller for longer offering a slow release of carbohydrates helping to balance your energy requirements.

Cooking oats is easy and quick!

1/2 cup of raw organic gluten free oats provides about 3/4 cup yield. Cook with a little himalayan rock salt and water (just to cover) for about 3-5 minutes.

Personally I don’t like the oats cooked too much because I’m not a fan of the soggy texture. Cooked to soften with the oats remaining a little firm is my preference. 

Here are some of my favourite topping for oats!

  1. 1/2 grated apple with a squeeze of lemon juice, a few walnuts, tahini and a drizzle of honey.
  2. 1/2 banana, some blueberries, pepitas, sunflower seeds, chia seeds and a dollop of Organic pot-set sheeps yoghurt.
  3. strawberries, blueberries, walnuts, honey, tahini, and coyo yoghurt.

Add any combination for variety.

I recommend buying ORGANIC and GLUTEN FREE so as to ensure the oats are not contaminated during processing. Having oats as a breakfast cereal with a variety of different toppings can replace any commerical brand which are usually high in sugar, salt, preservatives and additives.

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