Oats are rich in fiber. And we all know how much important are fibers for our health. Not only fiber, oats are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Let’s take a look at some of its benefits:
1. Oats contain important vitamins, minerals and antioxidant plant compounds
Manganese: 191% of the Recommended Daily Intake.
Phosphorus: 41% of the RDI.
Magnesium: 34% of the RDI.
Copper: 24% of the RDI.
Iron: 20% of the RDI.
Zinc: 20% of the RDI.
Folate: 11% of the RDI.
Vitamin B1 (thiamin): 39% of the RDI.
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): 10% of the RDI.
Smaller amounts of calcium, potassium, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and vitamin B3 (niacin).
2. Whole Oats Are Rich in Antioxidants
Group of antioxidants called avenanthramides are only found in oats. Avenanthramides are helpful in lowering blood pressure
3. Oats Contain a Powerful Soluble Fiber Called Beta-Glucan
Large amounts of Beta glucan can be found in oats. It is a kind of soluble fiber.
Beta glucan helps lowering cholesterol levels. It also reduces blood sugar insulin response. It helps in the growth of healthy gut bacteria.
4. Oatmeal gives a sense of filling which may be beneficial for losing weight
Oatmeal has fewer calories but then the beta glucan present in it gives a sense of filling.
5. Oats for skin:
Oat-based skin products may better the unnerving symptoms of eczema (28).