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Oats beneficial for heart's health; keeps check at cholesterol levels

Oatmeal gives a sense of filling which may be beneficial for losing weight


By   |  Updated On : December 30, 2016 01:13 PM
Oats beneficial for heart's health; keeps check at cholesterol levels

Oats beneficial for heart's health; keeps check at cholesterol levels

New Delhi :  

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).

First Published: Friday, December 30, 2016 12:55 PM

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