In case you are new to this blog – I am not a person who likes cow milk. I never was a big fan of drinking milk in general. For this reason, I have started to gradually change my food habits adding more oat products to my diet.
As you may imagine, Oats have long been a staple in many diets. All for a good reason! They are versatile grains that are packed with nutrition and offer a wide range of benefits for your health.
There is a variety of products that you can add to your lifestyle. From ice cream to noodles. Oats can be used to create a wide range of products that cater to various dietary preferences and needs.
Let’s not forget the versatility of oat products. Mention that oats can be enjoyed in various forms, such as oatmeal, oat flour for baking, granola, and even oat drink. This versatility makes it easy to incorporate oats into your diet.
In this post, we’ll dive into some of the compelling reasons why you should consider incorporating oat products into your daily routine.
You must be aware that oats offer several heart-healthy benefits due to their unique nutritional profile. So why not start with the fact that it can benefit heart health? From lowering cholesterol levels to reducing inflammation in the body.
Oats are rich in beta-glucans, a type of soluble fibre known to help lower cholesterol levels. This can lead to a reduced risk of heart disease and improved cardiovascular health.
We can maximise the heart-healthy benefits of oats, by incorporating them into your diet in various ways. I usually like to power breakfast with porridge oats.
This month, I am trying some different ranges of porridge pots to make it more interesting. I have received five samples of pots in four different flavours from MOMA.
My favourite flavour so far is the almond butter and salted caramel one. It is full of flavours, gluten-free and quite low in sugar. I quite enjoyed it, but I wish I could have more variety of products to make different oat porridge recipes and give a better opinion about it.
Porridge oats pots can work as a quick snack too. I would love to prepare more recipes using different flavours.
I would love to try it for a longer period when you can use it to prepare different recipes using other flavours and a larger number of sachets and pots. But you can add some fruits and nuts to make it a delicious and nutritious brekkie option.
I do love using oats flour to bake pancakes and substitute flours in general. I recommend anyone to understand more about how oats can aid in weight management.
Eating oats can be a valuable component of a weight management plan due to their unique nutritional properties and their potential to support weight loss and maintenance.
Its high fibre content in oats promotes a feeling of fullness, which can help control appetite and reduce overall calorie intake.
Besides, oats intake promotes healthy digestion due to the fibre in oats supporting regular bowel movements that can help prevent constipation.
Blood Sugar Control
If we are talking about a healthy diet, we can’t forget the benefits of oats in blood sugar control. Explain that oats have a low glycemic index, making them a smart choice for individuals with diabetes or those looking to stabilize blood sugar levels. And because of the slow release of energy from oats, it helps prevent blood sugar spikes.
Emphasize the nutritional value of oats, highlighting their content of vitamins (e.g., B vitamins), minerals (e.g., iron and magnesium), and antioxidants. Explain how these nutrients contribute to overall well-being.
It can come in a gluten-free option for those with gluten sensitivities if they are certified gluten-free.
I am quite positive to say the key benefits of oat products and encourage your readers to explore the many delicious ways to incorporate oats into their diet. Whether it’s a warm bowl of oatmeal in the morning, oat-based smoothies, or oatmeal cookies for a treat, oats can be a wholesome addition to any meal plan.
*I received the products complimentary from MOMA for testing purposes