Oats – A cup full of Amazing Nutrients

Oats are one of the most beneficial cereal as it contains lots and lots of different kind of nutrients. But before making any kind of opinion about oats, let’s get into it’s fact;

Oats are the seeds of the Avena Sativa plants, which is a type of cereal grain.

Now, we all use wheat and rice most commonly on our daily basis. These two cereals are the basics of our daily meal for majority of people.

Let’s check how oats is different from these two;

Nutrition Comparison of Oats vs Wheat;

Nutrients comparision between Wheat vs Oats
Wheat vs Oats

Nutrition Comparision of Oats vs Rice;

Nutrient comparision between Rice vs Oats
Rice vs Oats

nutritional value per 100 gm;

  • Calories – 389
  • Water – 8%
  • Protein – 16.9%
  • Carbs – 66.3 grams
  • Sugar – 0 grams
  • Fiber – 10.6 grams
  • Fat – 6.9 grams

And the Vitamins & Minerals contained by Oats are Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper, Vitamin B1, Iron, Selenium, Magnesium, Zinc.

Moreover, the other plant compounds are;

  • Avenathramides – It’s a family of powerful antioxidants, which is solely (only) found in Oats. It act as an anti-inflammatory for your arteries and regulate blood pressure.
  • Ferulic acid – An another antioxidant found in oats that works to boost the effect of other antioxidants. Included in many skin care products it also fights the effects of free radicals.
  • Phytic acid – This can impair your absorption of minerals, such as iron and zinc.

So, here are some of the benefits for adding it in one’s daily diet;

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  • May control blood sugar level

It can help regular blood sugar, thanks to the moderate to high fiber content and lower glycemic index. Howerver, choosing instant oatmeal that’s too with added sugar, can spike blood sugar level too.

So, there is no. harm in consuming oats for a diabetic person, but you must choose the right kind of oats for daily consumption.

  • May promote heart health

Due to its soluble fiber content as it is a greast source of beta-glucan fiber, it improves LDL and total cholesterol levels aiding in heart health.

  • Helpful in weight loss

Being a great source of fiber and protein it does make you feel full for a longer time. Thus helps in weight loss.

  • Relives Constipation

The insoluble fiber present in oatmeal helps in soaking water from the fluids you have, thus allow more water to remain in the stool making it easier to pass.

  • Helps with skincare

Oatmeal helps boost collagen production, reduces skin inflammation and also improves your skin complexion. It works as a great exfoliant too. It also contains flavonoids, that helps your body function more efficiently and protects it from outside toxins and chemicals.

Also, I do have a great Oatmeal Facemask (that’s a top-secret D-I-Y) which actually works like a miracle for me. It’s 1000 times better than those super expensive facepacks and masks available in the market.

Don’t trust me? Wait, read my next blog and do try it yourself. I would love to know your experience.

You can also check out the benefits of having Chia seeds- A powerhouse of Nutrients & Benefits

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