Health Benefits of Oats

Nothing makes a cold morning better, than a bowl of warm oats in bed ๐Ÿ™‚

Oats tick my criteria as a good food choice and are a regular in my diet for 3 main reasons:

  1. The health benefits are well researched and proven
  2. They are quick and easy to make
  3. Most importantly – they are delicious!

What makes oats so healthy?

  • Oats are low GI. ย This means that the carbohydrate absorbs into your system slowly, providing your body with energy for hours.
  • Oats contain a lot of fibre – both soluble and insoluble fibre. Fibre absorbs water, which slows down your digestive process and keeps you nice and full (for way longer than a simple sugary cereal). ย Fibre also helps to keep you regular ๐Ÿ˜‰ and has been shown to reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol levels.
  • Oats contain a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

How I cook my oats – quick, simple and delicious!

  • Add 1/2 cup oats, 3/4 cup water to a microwavable bowl
  • Microwave for ย 2 minutes on high (all microwaves are different, as is every bowl of oats. First timers, be on the watch for overflowing oats!)
  • Stir, add milk, honey or any other desired toppings
  • Eat and enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

Banana and oats are an AMAZING combo!

There are so many ways to incorporate oats into your diet..
How do you do it?
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13 thoughts on “Health Benefits of Oats

  1. I LOVE oats. I eat them every single day for breakfast. I even look forward to them. I do have mine with a spoonful of homemade blackcurrant jam though, but I like to treat myself in the morning. Good bit of energy food! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. After reading this I did actually have oats for the first time in ages! I hated them when I was a kid because we had them the old-fashioned way – with water and a pinch of salt ๐Ÿ˜ฅ But I have them now with golden syrup and mixed berries ๐Ÿ™‚

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