Oats

Oats (bran and flakes) are rich in…

Nutrition Facts

  • Protein
  • Soluble and insoluble fibre (beta-glycan)
  • Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
  • B Vitamins
  • Iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, sulphur, phosphorus, manganese
  • Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids

Health Benefits

  • Have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties
  • Improve digestion and combat constipation
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Help control cholesterol and reduce the “bad” LDL cholesterol and also control glucose, reducing blood sugar levels
  • Reduce the risk of cancer
  • Help control weight by increasing satiety
  • Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
  • Stimulate the nervous system and give energy
  • Good source of vegetable protein

Nutrition Analysis

A cup (94gr.) of uncooked oat bran contain 231 calories, 16.3 g protein, 62.3 g carbohydrate, 6.6 g fat (1.2 g saturated, monounsaturated 2.2 g and polyunsaturated 2.6 g) and 14.5 g of fibre.

How to eat

We can use oats (in the form of flakes or bran) in our breakfast, adding milk or yogurt with nuts and dried fruits. Additionally, oats can replace various bread recipes. We can add oats to various smoothies and shakes thereby increasing their energy and the content of fibre. Finally, oats can be used in many confectionery recipes, e.g. in cakes, biscuits, cereal bars, but even in bread making.