Oat so good
What’s so good about the Australian wholegrain oats we use?
- They’re a less processed grain and contain 3 key components – the bran, endosperm and germ. The coarser the oats, the more nutrition they contain – and the better they are for us.
- Oats are rich in beta-glucan, a special kind of soluble fibre which has been found to actively lower total and LDL (the bad) cholesterol.
- Oats not only help us maintain a healthy heart, but they can also help us control our blood sugar levels, so they’re great for people with diabetes.
Oats contain a range of important nutrients including B-group vitamins – thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6 and folate; as well as vitamin E, iron, zinc, magnesium, phosphorous, selenium, copper, manganese and calcium.
- Oats are one of the lowest Glycaemic Index (GI) grains, which mean they’re digested and absorbed more slowly than other grains, and they also have relatively high protein content for a grain which helps you feel fuller for longer as a result they’re also a good source of unsaturated fat!
Not only are oats perfect for breakfast but they can be quite versatile. Try adding some to a homemade crumble or muffins for a tasty, nourishing snack.