The wholesome, versatile ingredient for any time of day!
Oats are a staple pantry item for good reasons. Not only can they be conveniently prepared into meals fitting for any time of day, but this whole-grain is also lauded for its nutritional value and health benefits such as lowering blood cholesterol, weight management, among many others.
The source of its health benefits? Oats contain beta-glucan, a type of soluble fibre that can lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels by binding to cholesterol-rich bile acids in the intestine and transporting them out of the body. Research shows that consuming 3 grams of beta-glucan daily may reduce cholesterol levels. This natural grain is also packed with antioxidants that can lower the damaging effects of chronic inflammation and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Apart from their nutritional benefits, oats are convenient and can be easily incorporated into your diet. Turn your breakfast pancakes into a nourishing meal by substituting a portion of plain flour with ground oats that elevate its flavour. Oats can also be cooked into a savoury porridge or enjoyed as a nutritious dessert by soaking them in milk and topping them with your favourite fruits and unsalted nuts.
Start stocking up for the pantry and incorporate oats into your everyday!
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