Quick oats have been cut, steamed and rolled into thinner flaking making them quicker to cook. Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth. Oatmeal is both a slow-digesting carb and a protein-rich source of energy for your body.
- Nutritional Profile- Oats are high in both types of fiber, soluble, and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber turns into a gel-like consistency that slows digestion and makes us feel full. One serving of oatmeal has around 5 g of fiber and 5g of protein. Contain powerful soluble fiber called beta glucan, as well as B vitamins, vitamin E and minerals magnesium, zinc, selenium, silicon, manganese, calcium, potassium.
- Health Benefits- As a soluble fiber, it can help maintain stable blood sugar levels because it slows down the absorption of sugars during digestion. It’s considered as an antioxidant because it slows down the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. Beta glucans in oats help boost immune system. Oatmeal contains enterolactone, a lignan with phytochemical properties that behaves like an antioxidant and helps prevent and fight cancer.
- Usage- You can use any liquid you prefer to cook your oats; water, almond milk and dairy milk all make interesting flavor combinations. Consider adding chia seeds, flax seeds or hemp hearts to boost your oatmeal with extra fiber, omega-3s, and energy-boosting throughout the day.